Pipers' Gathering News, May 2007

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Pipers' Gathering News, May 2007

Post by MarkS » Wed May 30, 2007 5:07 am

We're writing with a couple of reminders and an announcement from your friends at The Pipers' Gathering:

REGISTRATION & LODGING

Early Bird registration for the 2007 Pipers' Gathering ends on June 1st! Your application must be postmarked (or submitted online) no later than June 1st to receive the reduced Early Bird registration rate.

If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to book your room now at the Killington Grand Hotel. Remember to mention The Pipers’ Gathering to ensure you receive our special group rates.

Registration and lodging information and forms are available on our website at http://www.pipersgathering.org

UILLEANN PIPES AUCTION

We're excited to announce that this year we will be auctioning a brand new C-pitch 1/2 set of Uilleann pipes, built and donated by BC Childress to help support the Pipers' Gathering. The pipes are of mopane wood with brass metalwork, imitation ivory mounts, five chanter keys, and a Mac Harg bag. These pipes are valued at nearly $3,100.

The pipes will be offered for sale through a silent auction that will begin on Saturday morning (August 11th) and end just before the concert on Sunday evening (August 12th). You must attend the Pipers' Gathering to bid on these pipes.

The winning bidder must be prepared to pay in cash or by certified check before he or she can receive the pipes. So make sure you have the money in the right account before leaving home!

Please note that there will be a reserve price set for these pipes.

The Board of Directors is grateful to Bruce Childress, a long-time supporter of the Pipers' Gathering, for his generous donation.

REFER A FRIEND, GET BUCKS BACK!

Do you have a piping friend who's never been to The Pipers' Gathering? Or perhaps one who hasn't been to the Gathering since the North Hero days? Refer them to the Pipers' Gathering, and receive $10 back on your registration fee when they register as a Piper. Complete details of the referral program are available on the website at:

http://www.pipersgathering.org/ReferAFriend.shtml

DONATIONS

It costs over $20,000 to bring you the Pipers' Gathering each year, only a portion of which is covered by registration fees. We depend on grants and donations to keep bringing the best instructors and music to Killington. Please consider a donation to help ensure that one of your favorite weekends of the year will still be there for you in the future.

http://www.pipersgathering.org/Donations.shtml

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The Pipers' Gathering, Inc., presenter of The Pipers' Gathering, is registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Vermont and is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code. Tax-deductible contributions are gratefully accepted by Mark Stayton, Treasurer, The Pipers' Gathering, Inc., 97 N. 3rd Ave., Royersford, PA 19468.

Thank you for your continued interest and support,

The Board of Directors of The Pipers' Gathering, Inc.:
Rick Damon, Chairman
Mark Stayton, Treasurer
Dawn Littlepage, Secretary
Bill Gority
Richard Shuttleworth
Judy Stayton

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