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State Button Society show set for Oct. 13-14 in Tarentum

| Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
A sample of buttons that will be on display at the Pennsylvania Button Society state show.
A sample of buttons that will be on display at the Pennsylvania Button Society state show.

The Keystone Button Club will play host to the Pennsylvania Button Society State Show on Oct. 13 and 14 in New Kensington.

The show will feature hundreds of buttons for sale, of interest to beginner and expert collectors. The buttons also will be of interest to people in sewing, quilting, costumes, authentic re-enactment clothing, and vintage and antique clothing restoration.

Keystone Button Club members will answer questions about buttons and button collecting.

In addition, the club will be collecting buttons to send to Cynthia Fischer Simonian, who runs the California Holocaust Education and Resource Center in Visalia, Calif., and is building a World War II Holocaust Memorial from buttons. She needs 6 million buttons.

Simonian has been collecting button donations for five years and is half way to her goal. Buttons of any size or shape and in any condition, even broken, are acceptable. The Keystone Button Club has already collected more than 16,000 buttons.

The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, with a button auction at 8 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14, at the Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road, New Kensington.


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