Hundreds of lovers of antiques from the Washington community and thereabouts mingled Oct. 2-4 at Bryan Memorial Town Hall to show their support for the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum.

The attraction was the 23rd annual Washington Antiques Show, a benefit for the library and museum graced by honorary chairmen Gretchen and Philip Farmer and hosted this year by co-chairmen Sandra Canning and Rodney Pleasants.

Coordinating the volunteers were Phyllis Allen and Kathy Gollow.

The three-day festival of all things antique and nearly irresistible opened Oct. 2 with a preview party and followed with two days of show for the public.