The Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club will hold their 43rd Annual Show on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held in the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Hall located at 211 Herrick Ave. in Sayre, Pa.

Featured will be members demonstrating lapidary skills, Youth Group (Pebble Pups) mini mine, geode cutting, and Fluorescent program by UV Bob. Marc Wilson will be presenting an outstanding display from the Carnegie Museum and Bill Klose will present an exhibit from the Paleontological Research Institute. Dealers will offer minerals, fossils, lapidary, shells, and hobby related material for sale.

Admission donation is $3 for adults, $1 for students, and free for under age 8.

This is a very special show for the club as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. The club was founded in March of 1962 by a few folks who shared a passion for minerals. There are two founding members who are still active in the club. They are local residents Jack Walter and Ted Keir. They are very helpful to many club members and enjoy sharing their wealth of knowledge with many.

The club meets September through November and January through May in the cafeteria of the Sayre High School, Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa. December is the annual party, and picnics and covered dish dinners are held in the summer.

The club is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies and the American Federation of Lapidary Societies.

For more information call (570) 928-9238, or visit

Submitted by the Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club.