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Amana Marble Show - Letter From Gary Huxford

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Dear Marble collectors:

We’d like to invite all of you to the longest-running marble show in the country – the 32nd annual Amana Colonies Marble meet! It is held at the Amana, Iowa Holiday Inn, Exit 225, Interstate 80 (SPECIAL NOTE: On April 27, the Holiday Inn will become the Clarion!) The dates are June 5 and 6, 2009. Like last year, the show will be on Saturday so that folks will have Sunday as a travel day! Collectors usually arrive early in the week and room trading will be in full swing by Tuesday or Wednesday of show week!

The actual meet will open on FRIDAY evening, June 5 with the banquet at 6:00 p.m. Ticket pick-up and registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. We’ll have many door prizes (people are encouraged to bring one from their home state!), a humorous skit, and of course, an all-you-can-eat Amana style meal! Banquet tickets are $19.00 for adults, $9.00 for children ages 5-12 and children under 5 are free. After the banquet and skit, you’ll be treated to a presentation by Craig Snider of Shawnee, Kansas. Craig’s subject is “Marble Tournaments of the Past”.

The marble display takes place on SATURDAY, June 6 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Exhibitors may set up from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and all others may enter at 9:00 am. There will be coffee and cinnamon rolls for exhibitors. If you are exhibiting, long extension cords and lights will improve the existing lighting. Please remember, only marbles and marble-related items are allowed in the exhibit room.

At this writing, a few tables remain at $45.00 each. Please contact Gary Huxford at 319-642-3891 or 319-551-6685 if you are interested in purchasing a table. Tables are 7-8 feet long and table cloths are provided by the hotel.

Three motels are within a two block radius of the show. Contact them directly for reservations.

Holiday Inn (Clarion) 319-668-1175 (Show Location)

Mention you are with the marble collectors

Super 8 319-668-2800

Heritage Inn 319-6682700

To obtain a table or banquet tickets, please contact Gary Huxford, 503 West Pine street, Marengo, IA 52301 by May 20, 2009. Checks should be made payable to GARY Huxford. We also have a website: www.amanamarble.com. My email address is [email protected]. Phone numbers are 319-642-3891 (home) or 319-551-6685 (cell). Don’t hesitate to send a message or call for more information! We hope to see you in June in Amana!


Gary Huxford

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