The Clear Lake Antiques Association’s annual, “Antiques in the Square”, Sunday, was a big hit. It was held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 at the City Park.
“It is a perfect day,” says Peggy, from Garner. People could wear whatever they felt comfortable in. Some wore shorts and tanktops, others in jeans and long sleeved shirts. Then you had the people swimming, wearing bathing suits, yet there were some in sweats and sweatshirts.
The was a slight breeze, which at times would blow over vendors merchandise. Some pictures had blown over at one vendors setup, and being neighborly, the man next to her helped set them back up.
There were many, many vendors, up and down the sidewalks. In the middle of the park. Wherever you turned, there was another vendor selling some beautiful antique. Anything from furniture, to jewelry, to toys, to windows, to pictures and all kinds of knick-knacks.
You didn’t have to worry about being hungry, there were plenty of vendors around to fill your appetite. Again, some people chose to have ice cream and some a hot plate. It was just a nice day to relax in the park.
There was music to entertain the crowd, preformed by The Sliders. They played from 1:30-3:00 pm. There was a big audience there to enjoy their music.
The only thing that I heard that could have made the day better was, if it could last longer than one day. “There’s just too much to look at. You can’t see everything in one day. These people put a lot of work into their set up, so it would be better if it lasted longer,” said one Antique Seeker.
One Antique Dealer said, “I come from the Northeast part of Iowa. We did very good today, but it’s about time to pack up. It’s not quite as big as it used to be, but it was still a good day. There is a lot of good quality stuff here. People are getting good bargains.”