By Charlene Wirtz
April 12 saw the Wadena Lions’ Annual Gun and Hobby Show return to the Wadena Community Legion Hall. Attendance was down slightly from last year but vendor tables were crowded, with exhibits ranging from Tupperware to artwork as well as firearms and hunting supplies. Weather may have contributed to the lower numbers coming in the door, but there were other events on the weekend that may have affected the usual widespread range of attendees.
However, the exhibitors professed themselves pleased with the day, and sales were good. There were 21 exhibitors this year, up from last year, evidence that the show keeps growing.
Lions Club members were also satisfied with the way the day went, according to organizer Bernie Rutko. This show has been going for 10 or 12 years now and has a very good reputation in the firearms community. It always includes a variety of vendors to appeal to all members of the family.