The 2014 Gem and Mineral show was a great event, enjoyed by hundreds of Valley gem & mineral fans, students & kids. Attendees were treated to several new attractions, including:
A rock tumbling display & discussion area
DVD presentations of gem & mineral events around the world
A ‘rock petting zoo’ where young and old alike could get up close to rock samples & specimens from all over the world
A gold panning demonstration from the Central Virginia Gold Panning Association
Even a ‘treasure dig’ for the wee folks!
We need to thank Dean Hostetter (show chairman) and the crew of club volunteers for pulling everything together. Numerous club members supplied the ‘sweat equity’ for setup, breakdown and the myriad tasks that go into making the show a pleasure for Valley families to attend year after year. Thanks also go out to the many vendors who donated door prizes for the lucky attendees who won them. The vendors outdid themselves this year with their creative wares & hard-to-resist bargains! The 2015 Gem & Mineral Show promises to build on the success of 2014 as we continue to expand in our larger venue & maintain the extended hours the show is open. Please plan on joining us the third weekend of September, 2015 - full details are here!