Expo draws a crowd

A good-size line formed prior to Saturday’s Prairie Women’s Expo at the Veterans Memorial Center in downtown Tracy. BELOW, LEFT: Expo volunteer Lori Alf sells a “Women’s Wagon” raffle ticket. BELOW, RIGHT: Miss Tracy royalty Grace Hanson (left) and Marissa Johnson handed out goodie bags to the first 200 visitors to the event. “The bags were gone in less than an hour, and all the tickets for the ‘Women’s Wagon’ were sold by 10 o’clock,” said Casey Schmidt, one of the organizers. “Every vendor I spoke with was pleased with the day —  a lot of positive comments about our show. New vendors said they’ll be back, and all our food vendors were happy.” Other volunteer helpers included Rhonda Fredericks, Krista Loftness, Jesse James and Tara Brandl. Photos / Per Peterson