**Temple, Texas Show August 27-29 UPDATES**
With the Temple, TX NFLCC Show now just 2 months away I want to provide you with some updates and share important information regarding the host hotel/overflow hotel (yes, we have one!), table sales, display competition (with an award to be given), auction items, show shirts, a Friday seminar and most importantly to address precautionary measures we will take regarding COVID-19. So, here we go...
Hotel/Overflow Hotel - As of right now, The Best Western is sold out for Friday, August 28th. There are a few rooms still available for Thursday night. With the help of Mike @ BW we have made arrangements for an overflow hotel. It is the Quality Suites @ 1415 N. General Bruce Dr. Temple, TX 76504. Their phone number is (254)-770-0300 and room rates will be $79.99 per night as long as you mention “NFLCC Lure Show”. If you currently have a room booked at the Best Western and at some point, in between now and the show, realize that you will not be able to attend, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible so we can allow another club member the opportunity to take advantage of room trading at the host hotel.
Membership/ Renewals - *** Please take the time NOW to renew your membership online or by mail with the NFLCC as this will help the show hosts out tremendously as we make final preparations for the show. I will be more than happy to assist if you need help with this process. Because this is a sanctioned show we are required to validate that all participants are members in good standing and we would like to avoid having any issues regarding renewals/non-members come August 27th & 28th. Also, you will be required to wear your badge at the hotel while participating in room trading events and social activities. This not only benefits others from learning your name and identifying you as a club member but also allows the show hosts, Regional VP and Club President to monitor non-members, and outsiders in general who attempt to participate without registering or joining.
Show Tables - Table sales are going smooth and this will be a 120+ table event (Including display area). Over 75% of the tables have been sold so please contact me ASAP to reserve one ($15 Each).
Display Tables are FREE but with limited space available. If you are interested in entering the display competition, please contact me so I know how much space to reserve for you as it will be on a first come – first serve basis.
Auction Items – I originally requested 100 items from the NFLCC Survivorship Program and John Collen hooked us up! Since the National Show was cancelled, I made an additional request so we will be receiving another 100 items to auction off! John has already sent me a preview of some of the items and none will disappoint! The additional items will arrive on August 27th and we will determine at that time if we will allocate some items to a silent auction format through Friday night with the rest to a live auction format on Saturday.
Temple Show Shirts – We currently have 35 of the 100 shirts originally ordered available for sale. If you want to guarantee one in your size, please let me know now and we will arrange for that payment.
Friday Seminar - Steve Hollingsworth has offered his time to share some history, and recently acquired literature and knowledge regarding the early years of Whopper Stopper. I encourage everyone to participate as this will be the first time for this presentation. I believe Colby Sorrells will be contributing as well!
COVID-19 – we have adopted a motto for this show of “Delayed but not Denied!” With that being said, we are asking all participants to be respectful to the concern of others and practice the health and safety precautions that have become routine throughout this pandemic. Show Hosts will be diligent and take extra measures to promote a safe environment. We will sanitize tables in the registration room and at the venue with Chlorox wipes. We will have hand sanitizer and masks available for all participants at both the hotel and the show venue. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE participants to take advantage of these personal protection provisions. We ask that you practice social distancing whenever possible and be mindful of how many people are in a room at one time. We recognize this may present some challenges but our #1 objective is for our club members to remain healthy so they can not only enjoy this show but future shows as well. I’m sure we’ve all learned to adjust our approach to personal interaction over the past few months. I know I certainly have!
There are not enough words to express my gratitude to everyone that has helped and contributed to keeping this show alive this year! The support system we’ve had has been resilient and this year has been a test of everyone’s willpower, determination, and leadership. I am personally thankful to have Co-Hosts, a Regional VP, and a Club President who are so supportive and willingly helped throughout this entire process. I cannot wait to see all of you - albeit at a Social Distance - enjoying the friends, fellowship, and hobby we love so much!
Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns about any of the information provided above or about the show in general.
Be safe, stay healthy, and see you all soon!
Blake Taylor – 903-217-8588