The Time has
come, the time is here, the time is NOW
together in Des Moines, IA
June 17-19, 2011
for the ILR-SD First Annual
Gathering of Friends and Champions!
Hope to see you at
for ALL information about The Gathering.
We hope YOU
can join us FOR the FUN of IT!
look below at the FUN events
be a part of The Gathering!
REMINDER: Bring your cookies & treats,
treasures, photos and 'Support-the-Youth' attitudes!
The Gathering 2011 FOR the FUN of IT Events:
CHOICE AWARD – Finished Fleece Products
Criteria: Fleece product MUST be entered in the Fleece Product division for judging.
Judging: Judging of the fleece products is to be done as soon as possible on Friday to allow maximum
time for items to be on display.
After the fleece products are judged, all fleece products will be in the People’s Choice award contest
and will be on display in an area away from the fleece judging. No names or farm names will be attached to the product. Each
product entered will be given a number and visitors, other exhibitors, etc. will vote for the product they like the most
simply based on the product and the visual assessment. Votes will be put in a bucket and counted by the show clerk.
Winner will be announced Sunday AM. A prize will be awarded that is specific to the Fleece Products
contest and will be a continuing prize each year, perhaps in a different color, etc.
Tables will be set up for people to bring “goodies” (baked or otherwise) for sale. These will be out
starting on Friday AM for people to purchase. All proceeds will go to the ILR.
Items could include cookies, bars, fruits, breads, candies, caramel corn, cheese curds, etc.
Additionally, items that a person no longer has a use for, wants, or simply needs to eliminate from
their barn, will be put on display for sale. People can purchase them for a nominal charge and all proceeds will also go
to the ILR. This can be leads, halters, brushes, grooming aids, nail trimmers, show clothing articles, cria coats, tie outs,
nick-nacks, knitting supplies, spinning supplies, display boards, hangers for banners or posters, basically anything that
is portable and could be useable by someone else.
Please no hard to transport items.
Dollars In Your Pocket!
We will be selling split-the-pot tickets at the show to benefit the ILR and the winner of the pot. Each
will receive 50% of the proceeds. The last two times we did this the winner went home with $1,000! Save your pennies for
your split-the-pot tickets!
Since The Gathering is being held on Father’s Day weekend, we felt that Fathers should be recognized.
Thus, there will be in each exhibitor packet a ribbon for each father to wear that will recognize BLUE RIBBON DADS. There
will also be extras at the show office for the grandfathers and those fathers who we all depend on to receive and be recognized.
CHOICE CREATIVE PHOTO CONTEST
Here people can submit a photograph of themselves and/or family members, along with llamas and/or alpacas
in a creative format. Not the standard “posed” photos. Exhibitors and visitors will vote on the best creative photograph.
Winner will receive a prize yet to be determined (hoping for a gift certificate from one of our vendors). These photos will
be on display the entire weekend and the winner will be announced on Sunday.
Youth receive points for any placings at ILR-SD shows during the 2010 year.
Youth receive points for any placings at ILR-SD shows during the 2011 year up to the date of the 2011 International
Gathering of Friends and Champions.
Each point will be $10.00 in Gathering Dollars. Gathering dollars are NOT real money, but rather “funny money”
or “play money”.
If a Pot of Gold animal was used in earning those points – the points will be double value.
Youth can earn extra Gathering Dollars at the 2011 Gathering event by volunteering to help at the show in various
areas and/or exhibitors or visitors can purchase Gathering Dollars at the value to give to youth that they feel are deserving
for any reason of receiving those dollars, ie: well mannered, well dressed, helpful, friendly, etc. Ratio for purchase would
be – $10.00 will purchase $100 in Gathering dollars.
Youth will receive a bonus of $100 Gathering Dollars for each class they enter at the 2011 Gathering event.
All youth Gathering Dollars earned up to the time of the event will be in the exhibitor packets at the 2011
Gathering event in June of 2011.
Gathering Dollars earned will be for youth to purchase donated items at the YOUTH ONLY AUCTION to be held on
Saturday evening at the 2011 International Gathering of Friends and Champions.
Anyone wanting to make a donation of an auction item for the Youth Only Auction may do so at the 2011
Gathering event, or in the alternative, people can contact Matt Fruits at (765) 376-0261 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to let Matt
know of a youth auction item you will be donating and sending and/or bringing to the Gathering.
Once the 2011 event is over, any dollars not spent by the youth will have to be discarded. June
20, 2011, will start the new year for accumulation of Gathering Dollars to be used at the 2012 event.
The Gathering - your 2011 "Can't Miss" Event!
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