Sale & Raffle 
Mid- Eastern Region NMRA 2018 Convention

White Elephant Information

There are two activities in the Jackson Room that you won't want to miss: the White Elephant Sale and the Raffle Table.

The White Elephant Sale is an opportunity to sell some of your model railroad paraphanalia that is excess to your requirements and to purchase other folks' hidden treasures and bargains. Forms will be available on this page so that you can create your sales ticket at home and not waste valuable time at the convention.

White Elephant Procedures

■ Bring your items to the convention’s White Elephant Sale any time after 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 4th.
■ Complete the sales ticket (if you didn't do that in advance).
■ The minimum price is $5. If you have inexpensive items, just bundle several items to achieve the minimum. All prices in whole dollars.
■ The buyer takes the item to the cashier for immediate payment and takes the item.
■ All buyers and sellers must be registered for the convention.
■ Payment must be by cash or check payable to the Potomac Division.
■ Sellers may pick up any unsold items on Sunday morning. Any items not picked up by the end of the convention will be considered donations to the Potomac Division.
■ Sellers are charged a 10% commission by the Potomac Division.
■ Private sales are not permitted in the White Elephant room. 
■ The White Elephant Sale will end at 4 pm Saturday, October 6th.

Raffle Procedures

The Raffle Table includes items generously donated from various organizations and personal donors to support our convention.
Raffle tickets sell for $1 each or 8 tickets for $5.

If there is any possibility that you will not be at the convention to claim your winning raffle item on Saturday evening, mark your name and phone number on the back of the ticket.
Put your tickets into the containers in front of items that you want to win.... There are plenty of items to choose from, and there will be lots of winners !!

By 5:00 pm Saturday, October 6th, we will post a sign with the raffle item number, the description of the raffle item, and the winning raffle ticket number, on the door outside of the White Elephant Room.  Someone will be on duty at the White Elephant room from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm and from 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm for folks with winning tickets to redeem them.

Be sure to check out the list of donors included here in the Convention Guide Book; it's really great to be able to rely on our hobby participants to support our conventions.


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