Collectors and charities benefit from Albuquerque antique show

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – For almost two decades, the Great Southwestern Antique show has not only been a big chance for collectors to get their hands on priceless items, but the event itself has become priceless to local charities.

Money collected at the opening night sneak peak has gone into a number of endowments. One is for students from single parent families attending St. Pius High School to continue their education. Another one was established for UNM Cancer Oncology students to be able to attend training classes and in turn, help others and save lives.

One of the antique show founders, Terry Schurmeier, says she chose to establish these benefits because she wants to leave Albuquerque in a better way than when she arrived.

Proceeds from this years show are set to benefit local PBS stations.

For more information about the showtimes for this weekend’s show, you can visit the Great Southwestern Antique Show website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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