Celebrities everywhere! Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Lou Ann Thompson, is pleased to announce that Dr. Lori, from Discovery Channel’s hit reality TV show, “Auction Kings,” will present her “Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show” on Sunday, May 4th, 2014, at the Festival’s “back to the future” Weekend-in-the-Park event. Dr. Lori has been featured on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” for her comedic and no-holds-barred approach to antique appraisals. When she’s touring with her comedy show, attendees are encouraged to bring antiques to be appraised as part of this wildly funny, one-of-a-kind event. Dr. Lori never knows what kind of “old stuff” her audiences will bring; and, this sets up the opportunity for her quick-witted ad libs. Every show is different and totally unscripted. Dr. Lori will pull no punches as she evaluates yard sale bargains, hand-me-downs, family antiques and attic treasures. “I’ll break some hearts; I’ll make some millionaires,” says Dr. Lori. As she entertains, Dr. Lori will provide tips on how to sell your unwanted “stuff” for top dollar, learn the secrets of auctions, negotiate to find bargains, and why you should NOT host a yard sale! And, Dr. Lori will share her unique insight on what’s really real about Reality TV.
This is one of the reasons why Anderson Cooper and “Inside Edition” ask Dr. Lori!! Dr. Lori’s show will begin at 12noon, Sunday, May 4th, 2014; and, interested parties are asked to “arrive early to register your treasure.” The show will be in the War Memorial Building, in the Active Living Center. That’s the large room right off of the new Weekend-in-the-Park Midway that is used every November as a Polling Precinct. The fee for the first item appraised is $10.00 [payable to the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®]. Any items after the first item are $25.00 each [payable to Dr. Lori]. Dr. Lori can appraise large items from photographs. Last year, local resident, Jim Douglas, found out that his antique Scottish tea caddy was worth over $4,000!