We LOVE Oronoco Gold Rush. Why? Three reasons:
- We talk with customers from sun-up to sun-down.
- We banter all day long with many of our neighbors.
- We always meet someone who has something to teach us.
But this year we had a BRAND NEW experience. B-B Entertainment stopped by and decided to make us TV stars!
It started Thursday morning. During set-up a camera crew started filming us as we unwrapped. The next thing I knew B-B Entertainment producer Deborah Raguse stopped in to explain that they were filming a new show for the History Channel called “Antique Show: Life on the Road” and asked if we would be interested in being “on the show.”
Deborah was looking for eccentric dealers, vibrant personalities and a carnival atmosphere. Of course we volunteered!
The series is intended to be a combination of “American Pickers and Pawn Stars with a show and tell component with antique apprasials. The host is a man named Mike Kozak of Youngstown, Ohio. He specializes in stained glass windows and chandeliers — and has traveled the antique circuit for most of his adult life.
B-B Entertainment stopped by to film us several times during the weekend. We quickly learned that Mike was a character. He flew into our booth like a hummingbird and rushed from one display to the next. He obviously LOVES antiques — and he was pretty excited about our inventory. I’m not sure if he preferred the Steuben over the RS Prussia — but I know he fell in love with our Nippon!
Mom took a video of them video taping us! Take a look.