Southern New England Chapter Boat Show-Ship’s Store and Raffles
Each year the Southern New England Chapter conducts a raffle during the Friday night cookout which is just for SNEC members as well as a much larger raffle that is open to the general public the day of the boat show. All of the prizes at our raffle are donated by local merchants as well as SNEC chapter members. We also had a silent auction with some absolutely wonderful donations!
Again this year, many shops in Essex and the surrounding area provided us with gift certificates or gift cards. Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods and the Ocean House (Watch Hill, RI) gave us generous donations as did California artist Paul Bailey (who designed the poster for this year), artist Darrell Bush and others.
The ship’s store again had the “Chris Craft Pin-up Girls” tee shirts and the “hunk” shirts (done by California artist Paul Bailey). The “hunks” sold out immediately! Since we have now changed our name from Mahogany Memories to Vintage Treasures we offered all our old stock at reduced prices. We had some framed vintage advertising ads and some older SNEC Show posters (some from Candlewood Lake when the show was there) that Lee Heinzman framed for the chapter for sale and they sold very well. We also had some very nice classic boating books that people were picking up, either for themselves or for gifts.
Rob and Kim manned the “People’s Choice/Information” booth again this year and assisted with the completion of the “People’s Choice” Award and general information about the Antique and Classic Boat Society.
Even though our chapter is considered mid-size, it still takes a lot of coordination and team work to make everything run smoothly. My sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped out during set up, “sales time” and take down. A special “thank you” goes to all the chapter members and merchants for their continued support of the raffle and silent auction over the years. – Bette Heinzman, Chapter Secretary and Raffle Chairperson.