|It’s only 5 weeks away! Some details and announcements are below- please take a look if you’re thinking of coming. If you’re on the fence, load the car with fans and make the trip to PA. The new venue is between Lancaster and Philadelphia, and only a few miles from the past site. This event grows every year, and has more fans for show and sale than you can shake a stick at.
1) First of all the RSVP deadline is August 30th! By registering, it allows us to ensure that we have enough food for all attendees. It’s even more important to register prior to the event his year, because we’ll be handing out coupons for lunch to all registered attendees and their guests. This is a public park, and while anyone may attend the meet, the food and drinks are reserved for registered AFCA members and guests.
2) Next, make sure to download (and print if you’d like) the event flier as it contains a map and address of the new venue. It can be found on the events calendar here on the AFCA website. PLEASE NOTE, THE MEET IS NOT AT THE SAME SITE AS LAST YEAR. But the new location has a pavilion and lots of tables so the weather will be no concern this year.
3) Featured events:
*** Fan Sale at the Shirey Residence- Friday September 6th- noon until approximately 7 pm- I’m trying to thin my pile of unrestored fans. All fans sold here will need some level of restoration and are sold as found. Some run, some don’t, but most CAN run. They are all as-is, but it’s a good opportunity to buy restorable and parts fans at a good price. As we all know, decent fans are getting harder to find in the wild these days. THIS EVENT IS FOR AFCA MEMBERS ONLY AND GUESTS THAT ATTEND WITH THEM. Members get first crack at them and whatever is left will be going to the meet. All will be sold below market value. This is a fan sale of my fans only. The meet is on Saturday at the park. There will be light refreshments but no trading or selling of other fans on Friday.
*** Dutch Auction at the meet on Saturday September 7th- anyone can put fans on the Dutch Auction table and sell them. The rules are that they must be tagged with your name on them and a fair price. You cannot remove fans once they are placed there. Beginning at noon, the fans here are discounted 10% every hour until they reach 50% off. If you place any fans here, you agree to these terms. As a buyer, the strategy is up to you! Buy it now while it’s there, or wait until there’s a great discount, but remember, it may be gone if you wait. This was a huge hit the past few years.
4) Hotels- they are listed on the flier, and there’s a large variety of prices and amenities in the area. But in any case, you’ll want to book your rooms VERY soon as this is a very active tourist area in the late Summer/ Early Fall and rooms go fast. The closest ( only 2 miles away from meet) is the Marriott Courtyard, Coatesville, PA. It’s shown on the map also.
PLEASE RSVP VIA THE CONTACT METHODS SHOWN ON THE FLIER! PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WILL BE ATTENDING WITH YOU. IF ANY NON MEMBERS ARE ATTENDING (THIS INCLUDES AFCA “Guests” ), I’LL NEED YOUR NAMES AND A PHONE NUMBER SO YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR LUNCH COUPON AT THE MEET.
Thanks and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again this year! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer. Future announcements will be on the “Pre-1950” forum only, so check that area for news and announcements.
Lane and Jeanie!