By Anne Eickstadt, REPORTER

 “The Trash or Treasure Event on Nov. 5, will be the perfect opportunity to finally find out how much your vintage and antique items are worth,” Anna Pivoras, of the Boone County Historical Museum (BCHM), said. “I think everyone has at least one or two things in their home that they have always wondered about.” This is the third year for the Boone County Historical Museum’s Trash or Treasure Event. “It is a wonderful fundraiser for the museum,” Pivoras said. “We are so thankful to Edward Jones for sponsoring this Event. Having objects appraised can be a costly and difficult process. During Trash or Treasure, we will have professional appraisers with a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. They will be able to provide information on almost every object that comes through the doors.”

The experts will appraise items at $7 per item. The money will go to support the Boone County Historical Museum. The experts who will be at this event will be: Greg Swan and Josh Hachmeister of Hack’s Auction and Realty Services, Inc.; Russell Longenecker of Vintage Zone; and Kris Bryant of Wooden-It-Be-Nice.

Hack’s Auction and Realty Services, Inc. was established in 1961. “Hack’s Auction and Realty Services, Inc. is a third generation family-owned and operated business in Pecatonica, Ill. Hack’s conducts over 200 auctions annually. Hack’s offers appraisal events for local organizations. Hack’s is a recognized leader in the auction industry.” For more information on Hack’s, go to:

Vintage Zone is owned and operated by Russell Longenecker and Frank Parra and has been around for over 35 years. The two “provide customers with expert advice and hands-on service. Before opening Vintage Zone, Russell and Frank owned and operated Antiques on East State Street (now East State Street Mall) in Rockford from August 2007 to October 2012. Vintage Zone is located at 4610 E. State Street.” For more information on Vintage Zone, visit:

Wooden-It-Be-Nice specializes in furniture restoration. “Wooden-It-Be-Nice believes that restoring furniture is a meaningful practice for us and our clients. Often we get antiques that are family heirlooms and we treat them as if they were our own. We offer nothing but the friendliest, fastest and most efficient furniture restoration services in the area. We are a 30 year Company with hundreds of returning clients all over Belvidere, Ill. and the surrounding area.” Wooden-It-Be-Nice is located at 419 E. Pleasant St. in Belvidere. For more information on Wooden-It-Be-Nice, go to:

The third Annual Trash or Treasure event at the Boone County Historical Museum will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The BCHM is located at 314 S. State St. in Belvidere.

Boone County Historical Museum's Annual Trash to Treasure Event

Boone County Historical Museum’s Annual Trash to Treasure Event

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