Annual Spring Antique, Craft Show Saturday


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Annual Spring Antique, Craft and Gift Show sponsored by Friends of the Museum will be Saturday, March 23 at the American Legion Hall, 916 River Avenue in Iron Mountain.

Special antiques and crafts will include a nice selection of glassware, antique view-finder with reels, pin cushion, fan, crocks, treadle type sewing machine, vintage radio, decorative forks and spoons, plates, Avon collectibles, Iron Mountain-Kingsford Collector’s Edition of Monopoly, Rada Knives, World War II Glider & Military Museum license plates and more.

Pat Barnard of Iron Mountain will feature her hand-knitted items, machine quilted pot holders, with special Insul-Bright lining for extra heat protection, and hand or machine fabricated mini-quilts.

She will be accompanied by her husband, Duane, who will be selling a wide variety of his customized and hand-made ice fishing, fly, spinning and casting rods, fishing lures, streamers, knick-knacks and more.

Pat and Duane Barnard were owners of the Aurora Sport Shop, with the help of their sons, beginning in the 1970s for about 15 years.

That is where Duane Barnard sharpened his skills to become a craftsman of fishing equipment.

The couple is a fine example of senior citizens who like to keep busy – Pat in her sewing room and Duane in his shop, officials said.

Area crafters will display quality wares such as various styles of jewelry including necklace and earring sets, Easter bunnies, beaded bonsai trees, Tin Men, hand-loomed rugs, metal book-markers, syrup, honey and jams, Joan’s Deluxe Granola, sweaters, sweater-keeper clips, sun catchers, shawls, scarves, pillows and blankets, baby blankets, pot holders with Insul-Bright protective lining, mini-quilts, wood craft, wedding accessories, hair ribbons, wands, birch bark vessels, knick-knacks, towels, wood craft, bird houses, sign art, poppy-pod earrings, wire-beaded dragon flies, wooden rabbits, birch bark trees and more, plus a wide selection of hand-made fishing poles and lures of special interest to the men.

Open to the general public, the event will begin at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Admission is $1 which entitles each person to a chance at a drawing of $50.

A few banquet-size tables are available at $20 each for vendors and dealers. Please call Jan at 774-5212 for more information. Show support for your museums by attending this fund-raiser for the World War II Glider & Military Museum.

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