Convention
 

The Texas Carnival Glass Club holds its annual four-day convention in February or March. Events include educational seminars and banquet program featuring internationally known speakers, carnival glass displays, silent auction, dealers and club members selling carnival glass, and a public auction of Carnival Glass.

 

                                         

TEXAS CARNIVAL GLASS CLUB 2016 CONVENTION

March 16 - 19 ~ Wyndham Dallas Suites – Park Central
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, Texas
 

Another fun and rewarding Texas Carnival Glass Club convention is in the books.   We were back in Dallas at the Wyndham Dallas Suites, and are planning to return to this facility for the 2017 convention.   As usual the hospitality room was stuffed with goodies and meals.  It seems everyone brings something for the hospitality room, but special mention should be given to Jeff Phillips for the main dishes on Wednesday evening, and to Steve Davis for Thursday afternoon's main dishes.  Of course Peggy Wilcox and Dorothy Morgan were gracious and helpful hosts for all activity in the hospitality room.

Gorgeous room displays, glass for sale, the 'Road Warrior's' room full of beautiful glass, and two wonderful presentations by Judy Maxwell and Heidi Ritterbush featuring some of the prettiest glass you have ever seen are just some of the things keeping us busy.  Of course we had a raucous gift exchange event, an entertaining 'show and tell' event, and even a judged 'ugly glass' contest.  If you haven't been to a convention you really ought to give it a try.  The Texas convention and those of all the other clubs are not just for the high end collectors.  They are learning and sharing opportunities for everyone, novices through the most experienced. 

On Thursday evening we enjoyed 'The Whitley Award Dinner'.  This year's award recipients were Tommy and Jeannie Whitley.  Tommy and Jeannie have been promoting the carnival glass collecting hobby for years and years.  Always involved in supporting the Texas club Tommy has served in several capacities including club president.  Jeannie is the current club treasurer.  Both are treasured resources to our club and the carnival glass collecting hobby.

The Saturday Seeck auction featured the beautiful glass of Virgil and Lenna Wiebe of Shawnee, Kansas.  Pre-auction on-line bidding was active as was the floor bidding during the auction.  Although there were some bargains, some bidders pushed and pushed but simply did not go far enough to get that special item they wanted to take home. The club wishes to thank the Seecks and Wiebes for a great auction.

Now, mark your calendars for mid-March 2017.................
 

 


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Click on the following picture to view the photo album of the 2016 Texas Carnival Glass Club convention.

 

 


 

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