Amarillo Antique Show celebrates 30 years
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:26:51 GMT —
After 29 years of antiquing, the annual Amarillo Western Antiques & Collectibles Show almost called it quits in 2013.
But a couple who lives in Michigan volunteered to head-up the show in order to keep the tradition alive for shoppers. With 92 vendors and more than 150 booths set up, Show Coordinator Brenda Butters said, the tradition must me passed down to future farmers and ranchers in the area.
"We have a cross section of people who are trying to save the ranching society," Butters said. "We feel like Amarillo is the perfect place to do this because any place that you go from here you have farm families and ranch families have been deeply embedded in the ranching way of life."
The show also featured, for the first time, a live auction.