About the Shellers’ Jamboree
Your hosts—Suncoast Conchologists
Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, 2012: Jamboree BEACH—the Best Escape Anyone Can Have!
So what do you do at a Shellers’ Jamboree? We’ll be enjoying the weekend, meeting and greeting old and new shelling friends at the recently renovated Minnreg Hall in Largo. On Saturday morning, our Beachcombers’ Bazaar (Shellers’ Flea Market) is the time for shellers to sell items of interest to fellow shell enthusiasts. For a nominal fee, you can use an 8-foot table to sell your extra shells or any shell-related items—crafts,clothing, books—whatever. Or simply take it easy and be a browser or buyer! The first Silent Auction will be buzzing all morning. There will also be time for Shell ID and Measuring—any new records out there? Programs will be planned after the Barefoot Deli Buffet as well as another Silent Auction. You won’t want to miss “Shore is Fun!” Happy Hour, before the Beach Ball Buffet, followed by Saturday evening’s program.
Sunday morning you can enter the Shell Show and Art and Craft Show which will be judged by experienced shellers. You may cast your own votes for the Shellers’ Choice Awards. As the day progresses, there will be another silent auction, programs, a verbal auction, our Sunny Day Bar-B-Q, as well as presentation of the show awards. We’ll say good-bye to everyone at that evening’s Sunset Banquet.
Do you have any snail figurines? You’ll be able to show them off on Sunday in our famous and fun Snail Parade. You may enter as many snails as you like. All Jamboree attendees will be the judges this time—everyone will vote for his/her favorite snail in each of the five categories.
We are in need of shells and shell-related items to use for the Jamboree Silent and Verbal Auctions. If you have any shells or related items you would like to contribute, mail your donations to Sharlene Totten, 2252 Springflower Drive, Clearwater, FL 33763.
This is truly a wonderful event and if you have never attended before we encourage you to do so.