New Attraction for Festival in the Pines
Posted: July 8, 2016
There will be a new attraction at this year's Festival in the Pines, which takes place August 27-28 in Carson Park in Eau Claire. In addition to the 190+ arts and crafts vendors, individuals will have the opportunity to sell antiques or high-quality repurposing items at the two-day event. Festival in the Pines attracts between 10,000-15,000 each year, depending on the weather.
The cost to have a 10'X10' tent is $80 for those who wish to sell antiques. The event takes place on Sat., Aug. 27th from 9am-6pm and is from 9am-4pm on Sunday. Space is limited to the first 40 antique dealers. If you are interested in selling antiques at Festival in the Pines or know of someone who may be interested, feel free to call me on my cell phone. The number is 715-379-4925. There is a limit to no more than two spaces for rent.
The recent announcement that the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union was a sign of anger and dissatisfaction that can be seen in other countries, including the United States. The "Brexit" vote as it has been come to be known shuddered world markets and the Dow Jones Industrial average. In fact, the British pound has fallen to its lowest value in decades and the U.K. was stripped of its perfect AAA credit rating as S&P Ratings took it down two notches to AA.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that the U.K. would seek to maintain the "strongest possible" economic ties to the European Union. Cameron, who had planned to remain in his position until October, but his Conservative Party unveiled an expedited plan to replace him, calling for nominations last Wednesday, a timetable that would put a new leader in place by September 2nd.
Fortunately, the United Kingdom is a net importer from the European Union, which means that it imports more than it exports. That means that any tariff war or trade restrictions would hurt European businesses more than those in the U.K., especially exporters in Germany, which is a huge trading nation.
RANDOM THOUGHT: I would personally like to thank Garrett Jochimsen, owner of The Elbow Room in Eau Claire, for his generosity to pay for 25 of his best patrons to last Saturday night's Eau Claire Express game. It was much more organized than last year's similar event and the Eau Claire Express won the game. Hopefully, the Express can do in the second half of the season like they did in the first half when they won the championship.