of Friends and Champions
June 15-17, 2012
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
3000 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
It's a SURE BET it will be a great time for everyone who attends!
The Gathering 2012 FOR-the-FUN-of-IT Events:
No game of chance here - they are all sure to please.
NOTE of events where you need to do something in advance
to participate, e.g. Tastes & Treasures,
the Photo Contest and the Youth Auction.
New for 2012
- CHINESE AUCTION,
TRADITIONAL SILENT AUCTION
and SPECIAL RAFFLE ITEM
This auction will be limited to 5 items of the best quality. You can
purchase tickets for these items at the price of $5.00 for 1 ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00.
You can buy as many as you want. The Chinese Auction works like this: You put the stub
from the ticket you purchased in the container for the item you can’t live without! You
can spread the stubs out to many containers or put them all in one container. You can add
ticket stubs as many times as you want until the auction is closed. The winner of the auction
item will be determined by randomly picking one individual ticket from each container for each
There is a limit of 15 items in this auction. These are special items
with a value of at least $75.00. You will be able to bid on each item using either your name
or your ILR owner code number. It’s best to keep an eye on the bidding sheet for any item you
want to make sure your have the last and highest bid. There will be a pre-announced cut-off
time ending the auction. Whoever has the highest bid on the item at the end of
the auction will be the winner.
be selling raffle tickets at
the Gathering for a
'special' raffle item to be
revealed at the Gathering.
Save some bills for raffle
tickets to be in the
'special' item drawing!
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
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
and will be on display. Individual names or farm
not be attached to the product. Each product entered will be
assigned a number.
and visitors may vote, only once, for the
feel should be the “People’s Choice” based on the
creativity of the finished
product, and what catches their eye.
Cast a vote
by filling out a ballot
and placing in the ballot box located by the People’s Choice Award display.
Winner will be announced Saturday evening and awarded with ribbons for
Fleece On. Time to be announced.
Finished Fleece Products and Shorn Fleece may be picked up after the awards are announced
Tables will be set up for people to bring “goodies” (baked or otherwise)
for sale. These will be out starting on Friday morning for people to purchase. All proceeds
will go to the ILR.
could include cookies, bars,
fruits, breads, candies,
caramel corn, cheese curds,
etc. These went very well
and very fast last year –
bring what you can!
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.
The Gathering is being held on Father’s Day weekend, we want to recognize Fathers.
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 WORKING LAMA PHOTO CONTEST
Bring your photos along or submit them by mail. Here people can submit a
photograph of themselves and/or family members, along with llamas and/or alpacas in a
creative working lama format
(specs below). Not the standard “posed” photos. Photos can be of lamas in a
parade, nursing home, packing, exhibiting in performance etc. Exhibitors and visitors will
vote on the best working lama 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.
Minimum size: 5”x7” Maximum size: 8”x10”
Photo only – no mats or frames
Black & white or color
Photo paper is not required but it will present your photos better than on plain
Youth receive points for any placings at ILR-SD shows during the 2011 year.
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
Youth can earn extra Gathering Dollars at the 2012
Gathering event by
volunteering to help at the show in various areas and/or exhibitors or visitors can purchase
Gathering Dollars to give to youth that they feel are deserving for any reason
of receiving those dollars, i.e.: well mannered, well dressed, helpful, friendly, etc.
for purchase will 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 2012 Gathering event.
All youth Gathering Dollars earned through
2011 will be in the
exhibitor packets at the 2012
Gathering event in June of 2012.
Gathering Dollars earned will be for youth to purchase donated items at the
YOUTH ONLY AUCTION to be held on Saturday evening at the 2012
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 2012
Gathering event, or in the alternative, people can contact Matt
Fruits at (765) 376-0261 or
let them know of a youth auction item you will be donating and
sending and/or bringing to the
the 2012 event is over, any
dollars not spent by the
youth will have to be
discarded. The 2012 calendar
year will be used for accumulation of Gathering Dollars to be used at the
2013 Annual International
Gathering of Family and
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Norris Berg, Superintendent
(715) 273-5230 or
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