Sunday, June 19, 2016

Inaugural Cambria Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

This weekend the San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club hosted its inaugural Cambria Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show at the Cambria Vets Hall. This was the former Cayucos Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show relocated to Cambria due to the Cayucos Vets Hall being condemned a little over a month ago following an inspection by state engineers. A small, rag-tag segment of our already small club made the magic happen in Cambria, exceeding all expectations given the short amount of time to reorganize the relocated show in a new community 14 miles up the highway. What follows is my photo account of how the show floor looked today and an image of each our our beloved and mostly long-term vendors.

Club member Leslie managing the welcome counter.
View looking south towards the stage.
Another view of the show floor looking south.
View looking north from the stage.
The stage area occupied by Richard Sittinger who helped get us into this venue.
Another view looking north from the stage.
View from the southwest looking northeast.
View looking east into the side room which is much larger than the one at the Cayucos Vets' Hall.
View looking west from the side room back at the main hall.
Show Chairman Mike Lyons at left with one of his jade people.
Pam Spears with Sister Stones.
My friends Keith and Marcella Olivas.
Andy Delong and his lovely wife Sonia I keep trying to seduce away. (joke)
Kirk Brock in his Rock Solid Jade booth.
Jen toiling away in the Rocks & Relics booth.
Santos Sarabia in his I Luv Rocks booth.
Aaron Miller of Ancient Earth Trading Post.
Scary Gary from Tulare and his better half Janice... two of my dearest friends in the rock world.
Mary Mary (Rafferty) whose gaze at the moment this photo was snapped was quite contrary.
J. Michael Santos and Charlotte Stewart of StarStruck Meteorites were in our show!
Esteemed clubmember Leslie Nelson and her daughter.
Jessie & Josie brought the Gaoiran family barbecue operation (Morro Bay Catering) and took care of business as always.
Richard Sittinger and his Wonderworks ladies. Without Richard we would have been up a creek without a paddle. All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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