Gerry Galarneau of Galarneau's Gems on Main Street, examines a crystal (or Payson Diamond) before he begins roughing out the form. Once that is completed, he will do a final cut and polish.
The Galarneaus spend a fair amount of time looking for those rocks that have unique qualities that set them apart and make them one-of-a-kind gems. Marty Galarneau extols the virtues of finding just the right rocks and knowing what to do with them once they are back in the shop, cleaned, polished and ready for sale during a First Friday demonstration.
Audra Daugherty steadies Gypsy as she waits for patrons to take a carriage ride down Main Street. Audra and husband, Dough, run the Country Carriage Co. and were on hand March 7 to add some cowboy flavor to the First Friday event.