"It's hard to make it as a small business and it's hard to make it especially as an artisan," Thaller said. "I think the little businesses are the ones that are going to save the economy eventually."
Thaller noted many of the exhibitors were found with the help of Shane Dutil and his family, owners of D & D Meats in Sciota, locally famous for their Jeezum Crow Beef Jerky, which will be in the men's gift baskets raffled at the show.
For more information regarding the Altona Sportsman's Show, visit www.altonashows.com or call JL & Sons at 236-4934. The show will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 13, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 14.
General admission is $3. Children younger than age 10 will be admitted free.