HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - Hit documentary series "American Pickers" will soon be filming in Florida, and local Tourism Development Councils are hoping collections in Holmes and Washington Counties will draw stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz here.
Washington County TDC Director Heather Lopez and Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and tourism representative Rebecca Prince are asking for local participation.
"If you know someone with a bunch of [collectibles] and/or antiques who would take the better part of the day to sort though, let me know," said Prince, who also serves as Holmes County's Film Commissioner. "I am happy to help submit names."
"We have another opportunity for American Pickers to come to our beautiful county," added Lopez. "I would love for them to stop in the Panhandle this time."
Do you think you or someone you know has a valuable antique or notable collection? You could be featured on the show - and maybe make a little money along the way.
The hit show follows the pair as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques, and they are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them, according to a network press release.
"As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics," reads the release. "Along the way, the pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items."
The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before.
Now, they are ready to find extraordinary items in Holmes and Washington Counties and hear fascinating tales about them.
If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques the pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick