Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The WSGS 2009 State Conference: Prizes Galore!

We have an amazing array of door, table, and raffle prizes just waiting to be taken home by some lucky attendees of the Washington State Genealogical Society's 2009 state conference at The Davenport Hotel in Spokane this coming weekend! During the course of the conference, tickets will be drawn each day at various times.

All attendees will be given one blue door prize ticket upon signing in at the registration table on Friday or Saturday. Many of our vendors have donated some very nice door prizes, which we will acknowledge during the drawings. Additionally, we had some individuals and groups who could not be present at our conference donate the following:
  • Michael Jon Neill donated a year's subscription to his membership website, Case File Clues - Genealogy How-tos.
  • The Southern California Genealogical Society has donated a gift certificate entitling its winner to free registration at their 2010 Jamboree.
Red raffle tickets will be sold throughout the conference for $5 each. The cost of the tickets will help EWGS offset its costs to host the conference. Some of the prizes that will be available for raffle are:
  • A lovely, cream-colored hand-knit afghan made and donated by EWGS member Doris Woodward.
  • A basket of tea-making supplies and tea by Jody Hurd of Let's Do Tea. Jody also very generously donated tea bags for each of our goodie bags (free to every attendee) and table prizes!
  • Miscellaneous genealogical supplies and home decor items donated by EWGS members Donna Potter Phillips, Cecily Kelly, Juanita McBride, and Pat Ewers.
Additionally, there will be table prizes awarded at every table at each of the conference meals at The Davenport over the course of the weekend. And don't forget that each attendee receives a goodie bag chock full of freebies generously donated by area and genealogical businesses and organizations!

If you have an item or service which you would like to donate as a door or raffle prize, please contact Miriam Robbins Midkiff.

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