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Mini-Swaps coming back in the Grand Rapids area!
The Lowell Amateur Radio Club http://www.w8lrc.org/
is pleased to continue the summer 2007
series of , whatever you want to call it.
Next one SATURDAY, July 14. Setup 9AM, begin 10AM "until it ends", figure sometime past
Here's the deal. The monthly LARC meeting will begin at 9, the swap immediately follows at
10. (Visitors always welcome at our meetings)
Location, just outside the new shack, 11535 Fulton St E (Hwy-M21), West end of Lowell,
between Cumberland Dr and Alden Nash Dr. About ½ mile west of Meijer. Same location as the
FLAT RIVER OUTREACH MINISTRIES THRIFT STORE.
Former location of Cumberland Manor.
What is a mini-swap? It's a small version of a Hamfest. Not nearly the planning or
advertising that goes into a full fledged Hamfest, you don't have a variety of commercial
vendors. But their cheep to put on and fun.
Advantages of a mini-swap at this location, besides being where the LARC Ham shack is
Lots of traffic passing by on Hwy M-21. Signs will be placed to attract spectators.
Co-located with the Thrift Store, which also opens at 10.
Set-up is on a circle drive in front of the building, out of the way of other building
traffic on main driveway, yet easily seen from the main driveway as well as Hwy M-21.
Just outside the windows of the LARC ham shack. If you need electricity, bring your own
What's the catch? Sure we'd like to raise a couple bucks with this FUNdraiser, but we
certainly don't have grandeurs of cleaning up either.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
Sellers are asked for a donation of any amount they choose. (Please read statement * at
bottom) Considering the location, with no admission fee, lots of drive by traffic, potential
shoppers from the Thrift Store, that's really a good deal.
Coffee, pop, and donuts available.
TALK-IN: 145.27-(94.8Hz) Lowell (naturally) repeater.
The next one is Saturday, August 11
September - NO mini-swap, enjoy GRARA's GRAHamfest 2ØØ7 at Kent County Fairgrounds, Lowell,
Saturday, September 8. http://www.grahamfest.org/
Maybe Saturday, October 13, well see how the upcoming two go.
*SETUP: WHAT TO SELL. In respect to the co-located Thrift Store, who's owners have granted
us permission to pursue our mini-swaps (its their property after all), LARC must insist that
items offered for sale be radio, electronics, computer, and related items only. General
household items sold at the Thrift Store should not be sold at our swap meet (however, TVs
radios stereos computers, anything electronics is OK). If you have good general household
items to dispose of, please consider donating to the Flat River Outreach Ministries Thrift
Store. F.R.O.M. is a 501c3 organization.
Let's have fun, see you there.
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