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Antiques After Dark a 'magical' fundraiser

'It's a different place at night,' says Diana Robinson

Since purchasing the Cookstown Antique Market in 2017, Bill and Diana Robinson have raised over $12,500 for three charities near and dear to their hearts: Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) in Toronto, and Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

This winter, they are launching a new fundraiser, ‘Antiques After Dark’ to boost fundraising efforts for the three hospitals, and to share the “magic” of the Antique Market at night.

The 6,000 sq. ft. century-old barn, reconstructed by Bill’s parents at 5108 County Rd. 27 just north of Cookstown, houses 35 antique vendors, offering quality antiques, vintage items and collectibles.

“It’s a different place at night,” said Diana. “It’s magical!”

From 7 to 9 p.m., on the final Wednesday of the month in January, February and March, ticket holders will be welcomed into the barn to browse and enjoy old world music, food and beverages.

A ticket good for all three evenings is only $20, or $30 for two people. Those who come out to all three evenings will have their ticket entered into a grand prize draw.

“We wanted it to be affordable,” said Diana.

The first Antiques After Dark will take place Wednesday, January 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Watch for details on, by clicking here, or drop by the Cookstown Antique Market to purchase.

Miriam King

About the Author: Miriam King

Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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