On Monday, March 27, Thurmont Grange No. 409 hosted its annual “Antique Roadshow.” This event is held each year to raise money for an individual, family, or organization in need.
This year, funds were donated to Kyle Stine’s family. Kyle was a local 14-year-old boy who, in November 2022, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), which is a brain tumor that is highly aggressive and difficult to treat. It occurs in an area of the brainstem (the lowest stem-like part of the brain) called the pons, which controls many of the body’s most vital functions, such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. On December 27, just over a month after being diagnosed, Kyle passed away. He leaves behind his parents and two younger brothers, as well as countless family and friends.
The Roadshow attendees brought a wide variety of antiques and collectibles to be evaluated by our local experts, Norman Feldser and Lisa Cantwell, who graciously volunteered their time and knowledge. Everything from a corn cracker and letters to jewelry and toy trains, and everything in between, was examined and evaluated. All guests enjoyed listening to the stories and history behind these items and learning the potential value and professional opinions of both Norman and Lisa. As our experts explained, sentimental value and actual value are not the same and condition is everything when it comes to appraisals.
Keith and Sarah Stine, Kyle’s parents, were present to receive the donation that Thurmont Grange was able to raise, thanks to the generosity of everyone who attended the Antique Roadshow.