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"Business has been good," said Pam Pruette in the Dallas Designs jewelry booth. "We're not seeing as many people, but the ones we see are buying."
Dallas Designs is based in Tennessee, but when the business first started, the custom jewelry was designed by the owner's sister who lived in Dallas. Even though she no longer designs for the company, the name remains.
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Alex Hamzy has been bringing his family product to the Celebration for nine or 10 years now. They are the oldest family owned and operated cannery in Texas.
"I look forward to this all year long," he said.
Hamzy said business has been very good this year, and proceeded to make three more sales in the next few minutes.
The Trade Show has been a traditional part of the Celebration for 23 years now. Dozens of vendors line the mezzanine at the Calsonic Arena and offer everything from Glo-sticks for a couple of bucks, to statuary, for a couple of grand. Jewelry, T-shirts, tack, cat tags, toys, games, hats and T-shirts -- you can find it all there -- especially if you're looking for something with a horse on it. If you're looking for something for your horse, whether it's a new trailer or commercial bedding, you can find it here, too.
Tuesday, with the end of morning classes, the trade show expanded, moving more vendors onto the floor of the arena. It's open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and there is no admission fee.