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2002 Fall Meet
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Northland Antique Radio Club


Saturday November 2nd, 2002
St. Croix Lutheran High School
1200 Oakdale Avenue West St. Paul, Minnesota

This year's NARC Indoor Fall Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday November 2nd, 2002, and will once again be held at the St. Croix Lutheran High School located at 1200 Oakdale Avenue in West St. Paul Minnesota.

The doors will open for seller setup beginning at 8:00 am. Only those individuals who are purchasing selling space will be admitted at this time. Tables are provided and cost $10.00 per table for current NARC members, while non-members will be charged $22.00 for the first table (includes a one-year NARC membership) and $10.00 per table there after.

NOTE: Sellers will have to carry their items a short distance to the swap meet area, so bring a hand truck or small cart if you have anything heavy. The school requests that you please use extra care not to mark the floors with your hand cart and please bring a protective covering for the table.

Those NARC members who are not selling and the general public will be admitted at 9:00am. The meet is scheduled to run until 12:30pm.

Admission for current members is free. The admission charge for all others will be $1.00. If you haven't had an opportunity to renew your annual membership or join the club, this would be an excellent time to do so. Membership forms will available at the registration desk.

The "Silent Auction" will be once again be featured at this year's event. Items for the silent auction will be accepted for display from 9:00am until 11:30am with the auction closing promptly at noon. The rules will be the same as last year with the club providing auction forms and assessing no sales commission. All sales are final. All monetary settlements for items purchased through the auction are to take place directly between the buyer and seller. All items up for bid are being sold "as is". Sellers will be allowed to establish a minimum bid and types of payment accepted (cash or check) for successful bids. Any questions regarding the silent auction should be directed towards a club officer.

To round out the day's activities the club will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets with the drawing to be held at noon.

Complimentary coffee, pop, and snacks will be provided, along with hot dogs being sold for a nominal charge later in the morning.

We'll see you there!!!!

2002 Fall Swap Meet Report
By Irene Jacob

What more could we have asked for...sun and no snow, and that's just what we got for our annual indoor Fall Swap Meet at St. Croix Lutheran High School on Saturday, November 2nd, 2002. We did have to layer up for the low temps, but we weren't competing with the hunting opener, so turnout was good.

Between 75-100 people attended, and business was buzzing pretty good until late morning. Thirty-seven tables held all sorts of equipment, radios and TVs. There was the usual literature and parts available for purchase, also. We added five new members, and many chose to renew their memberships at this time. Attendees hailed from Pennsylvania, Florida, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Australia and Minnesota. Two travelers were able to incorporate our meet into their business trips, and we are always glad to see new faces. Please keep this in mind if you may be traveling our direction, or if you have guests visiting during local events.

Club president, Ed Ripley, announced our 50/50 winner, Tom Sargent. Aimee Sahlsteen provided morning refreshments and rolls. Once Again, Mary Farmer ran an organized registration table and was in charge of the noon hot dogs, chips, cookies, etc. We would like to thank all who attended, and we welcome any suggestions for improvement.

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