Gentleman (and ladies)
We are now only a week away from this annual event. We are in the final stages of preparing. The food has been ordered, the pipes will be finished tomorrow *yes Sunday:)" And the balance of everything else will be picked up in the coming week.
We are currently at 47 people signed up. I know of at least one person who will not be in the contest, so as of right now there is a couple of openings for the contest. If you have been on the fence about coming, the quickest way to get payment in and secure a spot in the contest is to send the $65 fee by PayPal, via "friends and family" so no fees are taken out to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 17 exhibiters signed up for 15 tables:
Rolando Negoita- pipe/knife maker
Joe Skoda- pipemaker
Paul Bonacquisti- pipemaker/tobacconist
Tim Hynick- pipemaker
Yours truly- pipemaker
Andy Camire- estate pipes
Howie Rothstein- estate pipes
Dennis McMahon- estate pipes
Vernon Vig- estate pipes
Pete Rothenberg- estate pipes
Hank Saatchi- estate pipes, including several vintage W.O. Larsen and unsmoked Dunhills at affordable prices
Greg Polla- pipe racks/estates
Bob Shadur- estate pipes
Dave Ruth- estate pipes
John Besante- not sure, but I assume pipes:)
Andrew Kwon- tobacco
Simone Conigliaro- pipe furniture
Pipemaker Tim Thorpe will also be coming, not sure how many pipes he may have available.
Our menu for dinner will be similar as previous years. Chips/Pretzels for the afternoon. Dinner will be Meatballs, Sausage and Peppers, Eggplant Parm, Chicken Marsala, Penne w/broccolirab/garlic/oil, pulled pork, potato salad, tossed salad, rolls. Cake and cookies for desert after the contest. The will also be beer/wine/soda provided, but if you like something a little stronger, feel free to bring it to share.
The address for next Saturday is:
Southern Dutchess and Putnam Sportsmans Association
378 Cedar Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Some GPS's recognize that street address as Fishkill with the same zip, so if one doesn't work try the other. Festivities start at 1pm. If you're early, there are plenty of places along RT9 (diner, cracker barrel, Panera, Wendy's,etc) right when you get off I-84 to grab a quick lunch as dinner won't be until about 5-5:30.
Exhibitors with tables, the doors will be open around 11:30 for you to setup your tables. Other than that I can't think of anything else. If anyone has a question, please feel free to email me. The weather forecast as of now is clear and low 40's during the day.
See you all next Saturday.
S.M. Frank & Co., Inc
1073 Route 94, Unit #7
New Windsor, New York 12553
800-431-2752 Toll Free