Logan antique show raising money for band program

The art of making music is as old as some antiques, and an annual event is bringing the two things together.

Sunday marked the final day of the sixteenth annual Logan High School antique show in La Crosse, bringing in 25 antique vendors from around the Midwest.

Every year, the weekend-long event raises more than $5,000 for the high school’s band program.

The money is used for student travel and two scholarships for seniors in the program.

Organizers say the show is a unique way to raise money for the band.

“The best thing about this fundraiser is it is not only a great opportunity for our students and parents, but it’s a community service project as well. We’re the only antique show in the La Crosse area, so I think we provide a great resource in antiques for our community,” said Mark Lakmann, band director at Logan High School.

The antique show was started by a former band director at Logan who was also one of this weekend’s antique dealers.