Richfield Historical Society

Richfield, WI


Antique Appraisal & Chili Lunch
February 19, 2017

On a very nice Sunday, February 19, 135 treasures where brought to the Antique Appraisal & Chili Lunch to be evaluated by five expert appraisers: Lee Bernard, Colleen Craig, Bill Heuter, Dave Hunsicker and Tom Staats. There were vintage toys, lamp shades, jewelry, military artifacts from WWII, pottery, paintings, books, postcards, coins -- even an old fire alarm box. Some visitors found their items were worth more than they thought – others found out they were delightful memories to keep but would not finance their retirement.

An added benefit was a bowl of tangy or mild chili - whichever you wanted - with all the fixins' plus a corn muffin and brownie. Hot dogs and chili dogs were served to round out the menu. An additional treat was a slice of delicious homemade pie - apple and blueberry and pumpkin and cherry!




A variety of items in the Silent Auction made it a big hit. There were golf, food, theater, bowling baskets, items for winter and summer outdoor enthusiasts plus more.


Richie Raccoon, the Historical Society's friendly mascot, came to visit and greeted those who attended. There were even little Richies that you could buy.


A heart-felt Thank You to all who attended and volunteered. This successful event was sponsored by the Richfield Historical Society. Its profits help with the restoration of the Messer/Mayer Mill and the Society's other projects.  You, too, could help with this restoration by contributing to the Messer/Mayer Restoration Fund.


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