The 2014 Arkansas Trappers Association Fall Convention will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 and Saturday,
September 13, 2014 at Petit Jean State Park. Convention activities will be centered around the Recreation Hall which is located just north of the Visitors Center right next to Lake Bailey.
Admission to the convention is FREE to members and non-members. If you’re not a member of ATA or your membership has expired, you can become a member at the convention. ATA T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, cookbook and other merchandise will be for sale.
Friday Night September 12th will start off the weekend with a meal at 6:30pm. The main course, side dishes and drink are supplied, just bring your appetite. A Board of Directors meeting will be held directly afterwards.
All Day Saturday September 13th you can look forward to: Trapping Demonstrations, Kids and Ladies Activities, Vendors, Tailgaters,
Potluck Lunch, 2014 General Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony and Auction.
Saturday Schedule of Events
8:30am – Recreation Hall opens
Vendor booths and tailgater area open for business
DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE TO BE DETERMINED
12:00 noon – Potluck Lunch so please bring a side dish as the ATA will provide the meat.
1:00pm – General Membership meeting
2:30pm (or following membership meeting)
Awards ceremony for Mr. and Mrs. Trapper and Trapper of the Year.
Please be considering your nominations and submit to a Board Member or your District Rep.
3:00pm (or following awards ceremony)
Auction of items donated by vendors and ATA members, proceeds go to ATA.
During the auction there will be raffles from your door ticket and other raffle chances
4:30pm (or following the auction) – Cleanup!
Volunteers are needed to stack tables and chairs and cleanup the hall
Mather Lodge is open. All 24 guest rooms and other facilities at the lodge are now open. There are also 33 cabins and 125 campsites available for rent. Call 1-800-264-2462 for lodge and cabin reservations, 501-727-5441 for campground reservations. The Director of Arkansas State Parks has determined that the two night minimum will be waived for the ATA Fall Convention at Petit Jean. Make sure you tell them you are with the ATA when you make reservations or check in. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Park Superintendent Joe Buckley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-727-5441. Dardenelle, Russellville and Morrilton may have hotel rooms available.
If you have any questions or care to be a vendor, contact Charlie Bass at (870) 698-1154 or at the District 2 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/291175601039332/