|German chocolate cake, a show favorite.|
It’s always a delight to go to the Pilot Club of Jacksonville Antiques Show. That’s where we’ll be this weekend.
The show runs Friday, January 21 through Sunday January 23 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. This is the 62nd annual show, and, no, we haven’t been exhibiting there quite that long (despite what some may think). Here's a link to the Pilot Club's antiques show Web page with all the details.
Of course, it’s the antiques that are the main attractions – furnishings, paintings and the like. We’re always happy to add vintage books to the mix. But our favorite major side attractions are the mouthwatering desserts that are offered each year.
In years past, perfectly serious antiquers have been known to come barreling through the doors and head straight for the dessert table first thing, no doubt believing in the adage that life’s short – eat dessert first. Though there were many varieties of delectable confections, the German chocolate cake was always a hit.
We’re certain the dessert elves have been working hard to come up with another amazing array.
We love working with Karyl DeSousa, the antiques show manager, and Gail Pender, the dealer manager. The Pilot Club is a volunteer service organization of professional businesswomen. The show supports the group’s charitable activities, helping the community.
The Pilot Club of Jacksonville was founded in 1921. The name was inspired by the riverboat pilots of the day “who represented leadership and guidance, staying on a steady course.” After 90 years, looks like the Pilot Club has lived up to that inspiration.