GILA COUNTY — The 61st Annual Gila County Gem and Mineral Show will be held Friday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 14 at the Gila County Fairgrounds on Highway 60.
Times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. If the weather permits, Golden Oldies Car club will be the special guests for Saturday only.
This is a perfect opportunity for local kids to come have fun and learn something new.
While you are looking for those special treasures make sure you grab something to eat from the Elks Club sponsored food vendor.
In addition to the show’s main room, which will feature nearly 50 display cases, there will also be hourly door prizes, vendors, silent auctions, and a 5,000-square foot room with games, fossil and mineral pits, wire gem trees to provide hands-on learning for kids.
Through the day there will also be presentations and demonstrations of things like jewelry making, twist wire craft, and bead making.
Some of these events require a very small donation and kids will keep what they make, find or win.
The popular Wheel of Fortune game and the Grab Bags will keep you guessing and bring you wonderful prizes from the mineral world.
The cost for adults is $3 each or $5 per couple. Children and students get in for free.
For more information, call President Jodi Brewster at 623-810-9780 or visit www.gilagem.org.