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1999 National Show Report

   by Carol McDougald


As predicted, the weather at the end of June is always HOT, HOT, HOT in Scottsdale, Arizona. Also, as predicted, the insulator hobby was treated to a HOT, HOT, HOT national show. Hosts Steve and Melanie Marks anticipated every aspect of the three day convention. Their superb planning was evident ...                    [more]


Awards "Fiesta"



Saturday evening was no longer referred to as an awards banquet. In the desert southwest, they called it a "fiesta". Complete with beautiful and colorful decorations, Steve and Melanie greeted the dinner guests while festive mariachi music played in the background. Again, the Marks surprised the attendees by singing happy ...                    [more]


SUNDAY 7 a.m. --- The Treasure Hunt



Thanks to some advanced planning by Mike Bliss of Fort Collins, Colorado and hosts Steve and Melanie Marks, a marvelous event was added to Sunday's schedule. Sixty-two collectors gathered in the lobby outside of the show hall before 7:00 a.m. There were 31 teams of two individuals who paid $10 per team for their ...                    [more]

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