Invitation to the Helena, Alabama Hamfest

David Ihle WB5MSB with the Shelby County ARC sent an invitation for Nashville ARC members to attend the Helena, Alabama hamfest. It is an ARRL sanctioned hamfest held on October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Helena Amphitheater (map).

More information along with flyers for distribution can be found on the Helena Hamfest web site.

Dear Mr. Nutter,

I am writing to invite you and the members of Nashville ARC to a growing hamfest in Central Alabama. It will be held in Helena, Alabama, which is a suburb of Birmingham. The date is October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please announce the hamfest on your local nets, club meetings, and on the air QSO’s.

What will be there you ask. The event is sponsored by the City of Helena and the Shelby County ARC. It is located in an outdoor amphitheater which you can check out at http://www.cityofhelena.org/helenaamphitheater/ . The amphitheater is located beside Buck Creek in downtown Old Town Helena. It has over 100 vendor areas with 120 volt electrical outlets. The location makes it very much a family affair with a large Kiddy Playground located in the middle of the park.

There will be over $900.00 in prizes given away. Prize tickets will only cost $0.50 each if you purchase $20.00 or more. Admission is only $2.00. More information on prizes will be sent later.

Although it is fundamentally a tail gate event, MFJ will bring a big truck of goodies from their factory. We expect to have several of the 60 vendors invited to attend also. There are usually quite a number of tail gate vehicles and the best parking spaces are reserved for the tail gate vehicles.

Current information or updates about this exciting hamfest are available at http://www.helenahamfest.com/. This is an ARRL sanctioned event. Additional flyers can be printed from this site. See the “download file” in the lower right corner.

We realize it is quite a distance for you and your members. Talk it up among your membership and form some carpools. We believe it will make a very pleasant and enjoyable trip and day for everyone.

Any questions or inquires you have can be directed to me. We look forward to seeing our fellow hams from Central Tennessee at the hamfest.

73’s

David Ihle, WB5MSB
Member Shelby County ARC

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