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 facebook.com, by clicking here, or drop by the Cookstown Antique Market to purchase.