Fruit Jar Round Up Comes Around Again - Summer Muncie


There are only 2 events each year devoted just to FRUIT JARS: January's Get-Together put on by the MAFJBC, and the SUMMER FRUIT JAR ROUND-UP, put on by the fruit jar collectors themselves, coordinated by Jerry McCann and Marianne Dow.  Last summer we had a super turn out, and a lot of fun!

Save The Date

Better make your room reservations now. The hotel is blocking off rooms for us at a special discount rate, for this JULY 6-10, 2011 EVENT.

Fruit jar nuts will start arriving in Muncie on Wednesday the 6th, and the room-hop-shopping scene is happening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 7,8,9th. Sunday the 10th will be the farewell breakfast for those die-hards who stay over Saturday night.

Enjoy complimentary hotel-breakfasts every morning, as well as sandwiches, snacks, and cold drinks in the Hospitality Room upstairs Thursday and Friday afternoons, and into the night.

Greg Spurgeon will have his famous "Bargain Cave'o'Jar Deals" in the Hospitality Room, too. Anyone who wants to bring jars to sell without getting a hotel room may also set up upstairs, no charge.

In addition to the excitement of the room-hop-shopping, which is what these Muncie fruit jar events are famous for, and the good visiting with friends (which would be enough, wouldn't it?!), there are also some scheduled talks and moderated group discussions.

Jerry McCann will give another of his fun educational talks, illustrated with rare jars that make his audiences "ooh" and "ahh".

This summer we are adding some themed Show'n'Tell discussions, where those interested bring in items that illustrate the theme. Or come and participate in the discussion, and see what the others bring. Or just lurk and learn, that's okay too.

Suggested themes are "Swirlys", "Non-Ball Indiana Jars", "Unusual Go Withs". Please email with your theme suggestions. We will need someone to volunteer to moderate each group too, just to keep it on track, but it'll be very casual.

Anyone wanting to give a more formal talk, long or short, is welcome.

On Saturday we will have the Jelly Jammers meeting, and the MAFJBClub's meeting. The meetings are open to everyone.

Afterwards will be the fun fee-free auction. There are always some rarities, and some bargains there. And there's nothing like the excitement and entertainment of an auction. You never know who will be dukin' it out for that must-have treasure.

Don't miss this fun 4-day collectors event with room-hop-shopping and activities at the Signature Inn, 3400 N Chadam Ln Muncie IN 47304-5272 (phone for room reservations: 765-284-4200).

For more info, contact Marianne Dow at or 419-455-1112.

Aside from hotel room costs, events at the hotel are free and open to all fruit jar enthusiasts.

Read about last summer's Fruit Jar Round Up here -- with pix and videos.

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