A huge THANK YOU shout-out goes to The Signature Inn's Manager, Jeff Bryan, who made us feel even more welcomed and catered to than ever before -- he rocks! From the WELCOME banner to plenty of complimentary coffee and sodas in the upstairs jar/hospitality room to donating Signature Inn jars to the auction to a new special heavy-duty cart... well done, Jeff! And thank-you to all of your friendly hard-working staff!
<>Here's a bunch of snapshots I took at the hotel to try to give you an idea of what ROOM HOPPING is like. Most of the shots are over-exposed since we had amazing gorgeous SUNNY weather, and everyone had their curtains wide open to let in that natural light. I was shooting from the hall doorways into the brightly lit rooms to show you how everyone is able to relax and visit and still have room to set up lots of jars for selling, trading, displaying. Room hopping is a unique experience, where you actually have time to get to know your fellow collectors. If the door's open, just walk on in!
I didn't get pix of everyone -- we had approx. 60 rooms, and at least 100 attendees. If I missed you, or forget a name, please forgive me. Click the pix to enlarge.
- People shopping at the Sunday show: http://www.fruitjar.org/Exhbts112/
- People @ the Saturday Show'n'Tell session: http://www.fruitjar.org/Exhbts112/fj.html
- Bruce Schank and Tom Sproats award-winning displays @ the Sunday show -- Congrats, guys! http://www.fruitjar.org/Exhbts112/fj.html
- Slide show of all the displays: http://www.fruitjar.org/Exhbts112/d1.html
Stay tuned for more Muncie Show talk over on the Ball Jar Collector's website: http://balljarcollectorscommunitycenter.yuku.com/topic/4205/2012-Muncie-January-Show
Read my 2011 January Muncie show report - http://finbotclub.blogspot.com/2011/01/jar-tastic-jars-uary-jar-show-winter.html
GET READY FOR THE JULY 2012 JAR-B-Q!!!!
The Summer Muncie Fruit Jar event is going to be so much fun. 4 solid days of room hopping and activities -- talks, theme groups, partying, and yummy BBQ cooked up by our favorite chef, Bob Rhineberger. Mark your calendars now - Thursday July 12 thru Saturday July 14, 2012. Or. if you're really a hardcore jar-nut like some folks I know, come on Wednesday and stay thru Sunday!
For your JULY HOTEL ROOMS at the bargain SHOW RATE, contact Mgr. Jeff Bryan @ Signature Inn -- 765-284-4200 -- 3400 N Chadam Ln Muncie IN (hotel website)
For more info about the summer JAR-B-Q, contact:
- Jerry McCann -- email@example.com -- 773-777-0443
- Marianne Dow -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- 419-455-1112