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Gem & Craft Show 2016

NELFC Gem Shows
Gem & Craft Show 19TH & 20TH March 2016 Report

Event went smoothly thanks to Kerry’s streamlined procedures.
We have 4 new memberships from Gem show. Even through the numbers were down on last year due to the numerous events, (Autumn Festival) the traders still enjoyed themselves.
71 traders and 20 members attended the FREE Traders Welcome BBQ on Friday night.
Many thanks to Eric, Matt, Mick for cooking the BBQ. Kerry, Amanda, Rhonda & Charlie, Trish, Pamela, Terry, Anne & John Hogbin, Ann & Les Sinclair for providing amazing salads and desserts and special thanks to Maureen for coordinating this event.
The Saturday evening Cent Auction ran very smoothly with 72 attending with everyone wining a prize. Many thanks to Mick, Matt, Eric, John Hogbin,John Mason and Jayden.& our wonderful catering team of Anne, Rhonda, Trish & Maureen for looking after an outstanding supper.
BBQ expenses were increased due to the increase in tailgaters and member numbers. Raffle and Gem wash Stall went well.
We raised money for Armidale Can Assist which was donated to the President Carol Higginbottom. We had great support from all our member volunteers.

Congratulations to the Raffle prize winners:
1st Prize - Party Sapphire Gold Ring won by Terry Wilks
2nd   Prize - $50.00 Gift Voucher Rene on the Mews won by M House
3rd Prize - Rocks and Minerals Book won by Terry Hayward

Thank you for your support and very Generous Donations to Trish Burley for the Party Sapphire Ring, Rene on the Mews for the $50.00 Gift Voucher, Ron & Annette Green, Jacksons Quality Meats, Bakers Delight and Red Rooster and all wonderful volunteers that provided us with wonderful salads and amazing deserts, quality cakes, scones and slices.

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