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Old 09-09-2015, 10:36 PM   #99
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Hey RT and Marti/Roy.
I worried for a year about the 2014 pot luck. Worried that we would have more people than room as the rally had grown to be so huge...but all that worrying for nothing!
Some people choose to not attend the pot luck...some don't like large crowds, some prefer their neighbors' company but we did not fill up all the tables on the porch last year. There may have been 4 to 5 tables that went completely unused.

We had requested that the campground move in the extra tables. I would think that they would do the same this year.

Last year A friend volunteered to buy and put some throwaway table coverings on the tables. She also made center pieces... They were lovely but if no one is interested, the pot luck will survive.

There needs to be a little organization around the food table set up...meats together, vegetables, deserts, ect. We have learned the flow to the tables needs to be longwise....not enough room across the top of the room.

People need to be corralled and not start until signal given. Announcements made and call for volunteers to help with straightening up. Dinner needs to be at 5 in order to get through to get the room cleared for karaoke. And that's about it.

I have volunteered to pay the 50 bucks HH is requiring for us to use the room...(and hoping to pass the hat to get it back) I plan to be there early to help set up and will help clean up....but don't plan on being in charge of anything else this year.

I am subscribed to this thread and see most posts...don't know how I missed the private message, RT.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:18 PM   #100
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Pot luck Volunteer

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RT - you make the volunteer opportunity sound so enticing��. Can you (or Kip) provide a list of what has to be done with regard to pulling the Pot Luck together? This will be our second rally so we don't have a lot of know how. We can do if someone else tells us what. I guess I'm saying we will definitely help whoever volunteers to lead.

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Hello RoyMarti,

Thanks for the response.
I apologize for my lack of enticement We haven't attended this event the last couple of year's so really didn't know what went on. The last time we attended we were required to bring our own chairs. I think that has changed.
Please see Lynne r's Post#99
These things need to be covered:
1-a rough head count of how many are planning to attend.
2-arrange with HH to have enough tables. Maybe just ask them to fill it?
3-have someone in control to organize room,say the blessing, start and stop the evening and control cleanup.
4-we'll need some supplies like paper towels,condiments,trash bags.
5-pass the hat for the room fee and give to Lynne r.
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I'm sure I'm missing somethings, please add any corrections.

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Old 09-10-2015, 05:37 PM   #101
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I would like to attend the tour of trailers on Saturday but won't be staying in the campground. Any specific instructions?

Looking forward to it.

Thanks
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:21 PM   #102
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I would like to attend the tour of trailers on Saturday but won't be staying in the campground. Any specific instructions?

Looking forward to it.

Thanks
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Hello Dee,
Happy your coming and looking forward to seeing you. You've picked a good rally as several different brands will be represented. No special instructions.

Open house should start at ten a.m. All the fiberglass trailers that are open for display should be on the left half of the campground and have an orange streamer attached out front. Just walk up, introduce yourself and start asking questions and enjoying your self. The owners will be happy to show you their campers.

I'd bring a camera.

Travel safely
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:54 AM   #103
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updated attending list

The updated rally attending list:

Site#

#71 - Peter -IL

#72 - Maxine & George -VT

#81 - Rhonda & George -NC

#82 - Jane & Gregg -SC

#83 - Troy -KY

#84 - Chris -GA

#86 - Susie & Barry -NC

#87 - Lynne & David -TN

#88 - Beverlee & Duke -

#91 - Sara & Charlie -NC

#93 - Sara -SC#98 - Teri & Lee -NC

#103- Linda & Phil -TX

#104- Linda & Dave -TX

#714- Earline & Bill -TN

#802- Karen & Pete -

#805- Tali & Steve -

#806- Tali & Steve's friend

#815- Janet & RT -GA

#818- Deborah & Jerry -SC

#819- Roberta & Jim -FL

#822- Mic & Steve -SC

#823- Donna & John -NC

#829- Jona & Gary -Fl

#832- Melissa & Johnny -GA

#910- Marti & Roy -TN

#913- Carol & Jim -GA

#919- Kathy & Craig -KY

#924- Lora & Wayne -VA

DON'T FORGET TO CONTACT JOHNNY M REGARDING YOUR PURCHASE OF THE RALLY "T" SHIRTS HE CAN HAVE MADE.

4 1/2 weeks to go!!

From what I can tell this list is about half complete. If you are not on it and should be please let me know. Thanks
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:13 PM   #104
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I would like to attend the tour of trailers on Saturday but won't be staying in the campground. Any specific instructions?

Looking forward to it.

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Us too. Since we live 20 minutes from Cherokee, and will be just back from a west coast trip, we plan to come by for the tour and learn!


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Old 09-13-2015, 06:47 PM   #105
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Us too. Since we live 20 minutes from Cherokee, and will be just back from a west coast trip, we plan to come by for the tour and learn!


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Hey Bill, Hope y'all enjoy yourself, there will be some good ones. Old and new. Looking forward to seeing you.

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Old 09-13-2015, 10:13 PM   #106
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We won't be at the rally (prior commitment) but just returned from four days at the nearby NPS Smokemont CG. Temps were great - high 50's to low 60's each night warming to mid 70's during the day. There were scattered showers each day but none heavy enough and/or long enough to cause much of a problem.

We saw 20-30 elk with one magnificent bull in the meadows near the NPS visitor center late one afternoon when returning to the campground. One of the staff said this was fairly common.

On Saturday we drove up to Cade's Cove where turkey and deer were easy to spot along the driving loop. While there, we did the five mile RT to Abrams Falls and I'd highly recommend that to anyone looking for a 3-4 hour moderate to difficult hike. On the way back a yearling bear crossed the trail just in front of Cindy. I was lagging behind and only got a glimpse as he scooted up the hill. Traffic was really heavy on 441 and also within the Cove so plan on this taking the better part of a day, especially if you hike to the Falls or want to check out the many cabins, barns, churches and other exhibits around the loop.

Roadside flowers along 441 and the Parkway were also outstanding and there was even a bit of color starting to show. Hope everyone has a great rally.

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Old 09-14-2015, 07:29 PM   #107
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I spoke to HH and I am on site # 85 not 84. I had it wrong! But I will be in on Friday and pull out on Sunday
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:31 PM   #108
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Hi Al and Cindy! It took awhile for your names to registered in the warped memory bank of a brain but hello, hello! Al, you gave me my first introduction to fiberglass rv's back in July of 2008 at the Mt Pisgah Campground. Little did I realize that our lives would change forever.
Thank you for the time and patience you gave us.

Great write up for those who would like to explore the wonders of the Smokies and great shot of Abrams Falls.
Hope our paths cross again in the future. Lynne and David
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:03 AM   #109
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Hi Lynne, 2008, has it really been that long? Great to hear from you folks and I trust all is well. I wish we could make the Cherokee rally but our plans are to be somewhere in the southwest about that time.

It'd be really nice to get together with you and David again and I'd love to see that Escape (the 5.0TA is our dream camper). Maybe we can work on that soon.

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Old 09-15-2015, 06:19 AM   #110
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About Pot Luck

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Hello to all. Volunteer needed.

The pot luck dinner we normally have on Saturday night is in need of a take charge person. The person who has graciously done this in the past ( Kip ) is not able to attend this years rally. We need a person to take charge of this important function. It has been an increasingly difficult job as the rally has grown each year.

We now have an overflowing crowd without enough tables and seating. I believe picnic tables had to be brought in from some of the camp sites in an attempt to accommodate the overflow last year.

Any volunteer's? (more than one would be a good thing)

Thanks

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I would like to have been responsible for the success of Pot Luck last year, but really was not. Lynne was the driving force behind that!

Lynne found the right person to talk with at HH concerning the number of tables we would need. She TOLD them the dead line for the tables to be in place. She decided the best way to arrange the "food" tables and the best traffic paths for entering the building, getting our plates and being seated.

It was amazing to me the number of volunteers that showed up early to get things organized, according to Lynne's direction. AND it all WORKED!

As a side note, I showed up at the Rec Building about 4pm to help.
Some lady told me to grab a rag and paper towels.Wet the rag and start wiping down tables. Dry them with the paper towels. So I did as told! There were others doing that, and folks shifting and arranging the tables. LindaLee decorated as many tables as she had supplies to do with. Someone was helping folks put the food in the right spots as they brought it. Other people were doing other things. It was amazing the number of volunteers and what they accomplished.

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Old 09-15-2015, 07:16 AM   #111
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Name tags

Different folks have different opinions about the necessity of name tags.
Because of my inability to remember names, they seem important. They also help Newbies.

I was in charge of them last year. My abilities in that direction are limited, so decided to do it simple and something that could be repeated easily if necessary.

Shopped at "Dollar Tree", where things really are $1.
Purchased:
- A pack of 300 lined 3x5 cards.
- A hole punch.
- A 4 color (4 roll) of colored ribbons.
- A red and a black medium point "Sharpie".
- A small stapler.
So total expense was $5 + tax. Which was recovered after donations at the Pot Luck!

At the Meet-n-Greet on Thursday night, we folded the cards across and stapled them closed. Then punched a hole for the ribbons.

The participants used the Sharpies to create their very own unique name tags. We encouraged black ink for the "experienced" and red ink for the Newbies.
Seemed to work well and was easy to do. And if any got lost or rain damaged, they would be quick to remake.

On that same table were the orange ribbons for Show of Homes!

If y'all are interested in doing that again, a volunteer will be helpful.
Last year, several people mentioned that they would be glad to help this year.
So now would be a good time to take charge. A wonderful side effect of doing this is meeting so many people as they come to the table to create. Also seeing folks with their name tags and having a feeling that you helped make that possible for lots of people. .

Just a suggestion!

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We just reserved site 603 and they still had some sites left FYI


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