The sixth Pacific Northwest Glass Guild Vendor Fair held on May 6th was fantastic! We had six Sponsors selling glass, vitrigraph, hardwood stands, a grinding tool, dichro and vitrigraph pots. All were discounting their products, but some were greatly discounted so both our attending members and Sponsors definitely benefitted from the event.
All the participating Sponsors were local to the Portland metro area, but many others were represented because they donated so many wonderful items for our prize drawings. We sold tickets for the 82 prizes we received, or purchased using money donated, from our Sponsors.
So many prizes (thanks to our generous Sponors)…so many winners…
Donations or discounts, on a yearly basis, is how a business maintains their Sponsorship, and they really came through for us again this year! The following Sponsors made cash or product donations for the event: Creative Paradise, CBS Dichroic, CRLynch, The Last Stand, Glass Bird Studios, Spirit of Glass, Bullseye, Marvelous Mosaic, Display Glass Art, Glass Alchemy, Skutt, and our own Lesley Kelly donated a fabulous cutting system. The cash donations were used to purchase more glass and glass-related products for prizes. Between the donated cash and the number of tickets we sold, the funds really helped pay for the event!
These prizes are wonderful and make for a great event, but don’t forget that many of our Sponsors offer you a discount as long as you mention it at the time of purchase (or use a code). Before you buy, be sure to log in to the website and see who offers a discount and take advantage of it. If you buy from them and they know you are a member of PNWGG, they will renew their Sponsorship year after year.
In addition to the great buys and prizes, we also had a wonderful meal of BBQ meats provided by the Guild and a variety of sides and desserts provided by our attending members.
I want to thank the members who volunteered to help with all the tasks required to make this a successful event. This wouldn’t have happened without you! Respectfully Linda Gerrard