Antique appraisals available

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Southwest Kansas Antiques Appraisal Fair. The event will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 4-H Building at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

Attendees may bring items for evaluation by a panel of appraisers. Appraisals will be conducted one by one before the live audience.

Spectator admission is $5; appraisals are $10 per item (including admission), both available in advance or at the door. Advance appraisal registration is recommended, and assistance is available from 1 to 5 p.m. daily at the Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St.

Appraisals aren't offered for coins, fine jewelry or firearms, but the show can accept glassware, pottery, porcelain, commercial advertising items, sports memorabilia, lamps, vintage clothing, costume jewelry, quilts, prints, furniture, holiday decorations, toys and additional collectibles.

Appraisals are on a first-come, first-served basis, and they're limited to three per person. Pre-registered items will receive priority.

The fair is a fundraising effort by the Finney County Historical Society. For more information, call 272-3664.

Middle Schools have SADD Shines Day

The Garden City middle school's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapters will celebrate SADD Shines Day on Wednesday.

There will be a lantern lighting ceremony at at 5:45 p.m. in Harold Long Park and an official proclamation from Garden City will be read designating Wednesday as "SADD Shines Day." After the lighting ceremony, there will be a walk around the park.

SADD Shines: Youth Lighting the Way, raises awareness of the power of positive peer engagement. The lighting ceremony celebrates what SADD does and is an occasion to remember those who have been hurt or injured by a destructive decision. The national day celebrates a positive way of life for teens. SADD has been empowering youth and creating positive change for 32 years. On SADD Shines Day, chapters across the country participate and show their spirit.

Founded as Students Against Driving Drunk in 1981, SADD broadened its mission in 1997, and now addresses other issues affecting youth besides impaired driving, including underage drinking, tobacco and other drugs and teen violence and suicide.

Show your love with singing valentines

Garden City residents can show their affection for friends and loved ones with a singing valentine from the Garden City High School Modern Show Choir.

From 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, community members can have the choir serenade their beloved with a song for $25.00.

The choir will also offer its singing services to high school students and staff on Feb. 13 from 8:15 to 11 a.m. and to USD 457 staff who sign up for the service that afternoon. The serenades at the high school will cost $12 each.

People interested in ordering a serenade can contact the music department at 805-5523. Time is limited and the singing valentines are first come, first serve.

All proceeds from the serenades go to the GCHS Modern Show Choir for expenses.