March 9th – Antique Show and Appraisals!


Come to Floyd’s version of “Antiques Roadshow.” Appraisal of each item is only $5, with no limit on items. Your treasures will be appraised by these experts:

  • Ken Farmer & Bob Miller will appraise fine and folk art, furniture, decorative arts and pottery.
  • Larry Clevinger II will appraise military, scout items, artifacts, advertising, early photos and ephemera.
  • Pam Graham will appraise china, silver, glass, jewelry and small collectibles.

Admission: $1 with all proceeds going to Partnership for Floyd for improvements to Floyd. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Floyd County High School.  Call 540-745-4420 Nanette Johnson for more information.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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