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coolfireguy

Welcome to the SE Coleman Collectors Spring Gathering

Hartford, TN at Foxfire Campground April 16-18, 2020:

 

Foxfire Campground

3541 Hartford Road

Hartford, TN 37753

1 (502)641-5369


Ok, this is the first email regarding registration for the 2020 gathering. I have gotten most of the PM addresses from the spreadsheet created the last few years so that this would be easier to track. This will be your opportunity to meet, trade, sell, buy and work on GPAs with your fellow experts. There will be an eclectic group of all types of collectors with the parts, items and info that everyone could use in furthering their knowledge, skills and abilities. There will be people from SouthEast Coleman Collectors group and ICCC members attending. Membership is not required and this event is open to everyone.

I will be taking all reservations for tent camping along the river and in the tent area. This year is going to be different from the past. Since we have been doing the raffle my goal was to present a package deal for all to enjoy. So here it is:

 

Tent Camping:

If you are a single collector coming for tent camping, your cost will be $40 for individual. This will include:

  • Unlimited tent camping
  • T shirt
  • Light up decal
  • regular 5” vinyl event decal
  • free raffle ticket
  • Early-bird Waffle House style breakfast Friday morning ( 9am-until)
  • Tour of Bootleggers Distillery with sampling Friday night (6-8:30p)
  • BBQ dinner Saturday night

Package deals:

  1. Individual single: $40 and includes above
  2. Couple (Spouse) rate: $55 and includes above single pkg plus additional T shirt and raffle ticket
  3. Family rate( Spouse and 2 kids*): $65 and includes above single pkg plus additional T shirt and 4 raffle tickets (*any kids 15 and over add $5 ea, additional kids under 15 free)

There are only a few sites that have power and they are more off by the pavilion. They are first come first serve and I think he has 4, but you can run power cords from the posts and camp around them if needed. This really is a non-power/non-hookup area by the river sites. If you have a tent trailer like an apache or hielite you can camp in the tent area at single tent registration rate, but be advised no hookups down there if you need them.

RV and Cabin Camping:

If you make a reservation for a cabin or RV site. Price for package is same as tent campers and you get the 20% off discount on the cabins or RV sites. This is a joint discount from the campground and SECC group. Also, if all the RV sites are reserved and you want to bring in a travel trailer or RV, we have negotiated to allow them in the tent area on the far end where the new sites were added at the package cost. If you are pulling a travel trailer or have an RV, you will have to reserve a trailer spot with hookups through Reese or Deb at Foxfire. There are applicable taxes and fees that come with the site cost that he will have to take care of. Same goes for the cabin rentals, you will have to reserve them through Foxfire. However, you will get a 20% discount with the group with package deal.

FAQs: What if you want more t shirts, decals, or want to bring a food item to share.

  • Extra 5” vinyl Decal   $4 ea. or 3 decals for $10
  • Extra T shirt: Small- XXL $15 ea.
  • Extra light up decals if needed will be provided.
  • Raffle Tickets: $3ea. 4 for $10, and 10 for $20.
  • Want to bring a dish or dessert to Saturday night dinner? No worries, food will be provided, but ok if you want to and greatly appreciated.

Registration:

Starting 1/15/2020, I will be taking reservations for the tent campers. (RV and cabin will have to go thru Foxfire.) You can reply to CCF or PM me in Facebook events page. I will need to know the following:

  1. How many nights you plan on staying
  2. Package deal you want (Individual, Couple or Family +)
  3. T Shirt size
  4. Any extra items such as T shirts or decals.
  5. If you want to attend the Bootleggers tour (included)
  6. If you will be attending the Early Bird Breakfast (included)
  7. If you will be attending the Meal on Saturday night. (included)
  8. Prepay preferred PAYPAL Friends and Family, but can pay if needed at registration when arrive.
  9. Prepay will help with ordering T shirts, decals, and head counts for tour and food.
  10. DEAD LINE FOR REGISTRATION IS 3/15/2020
  11. PayPal info: sseelyfire8@windstream.net

When you arrive, I will have registration hours set (TBA). You just come to the registration and pick up your package bag. Inside will be everything you ordered along with an itinerary. It’s that easy. If you want to purchase additional raffle tickets at time of registration, you can. If for some reason you can’t attend, no need for refund. We will mail your Gathering Swag Bag to you. But you won’t want to miss this gathering for the world.

Why the change?

So let me explain: We have over the years we paying $7 night per person for tent campers, however, rates over the years have increased to $9 per person per night. NOTE: THIS YEAR WILL NOT HAVE PORTAPOTTIES. (The company lost the contract in the county, and it had become very expensive for 3 in the tent area to have someone outside to come in.)RV and Cabin campers did not get a discounted rate and paid full price. Then you had to pay for t shirt if you wanted one, decals, etc. if you wanted extra…So this year with the help of the Raffle contributions, I was able to negotiate a flat rate and create a package deal that would benefit all to include swag along with your camping. Because we have the flat rate, we can create the package deal. This package deal now will be how we can move forward each year and sustain our group.

As an example, I usually camp from Wednesday to Sunday that week. At the Foxfire rate of $9, I would be paying $36 for just the camping and nothing else. Then I bought a t shirt at $20, some decals at $5 and had to cover my meals. All said and done, I had a great week and spent more. But I would have like to spend more on items provided by the group. Now with a package deal, you can. We control getting more bang for your buck and you get some great Swag. I can answer any questions, because I know a few will have some. THAT IS NOT A BOTHER AND THAT IS WHAT I AM HERE FOR SO DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK ME ANYTHING.

Early Bird Breakfast and Saturday night BBQ:

As we have done in the past, we have had a Waffle House style breakfast and last fall we catered the food for the Saturday night dinner. The Crooks Brothers have stated they will be heading up the breakfast and The Akers Brothers will be heading up the Dinner.

Breakfast is breakfast…eggs, hash-browns, sausage and bacon. Liver mush will be added to the menu for the Western North Carolinians.

The Dinner…we are planning on BBQ Pork Shoulders and Chicken, Baked Beans, Potato salad, Bread, coleslaw, (maybe air fry a turkey too) Sweet tea or Lemonade. I think Banana Pudding is on the dessert list. Feel free to bring an item to add. We have taken care of plates, flatware and cups.

Raffle:

The raffle now will have choice items as well as donated items. So far I have obtained the following for the raffle:

  • 134 lamp
  • 143 lamp
  • 152 lamp
  • 139 lamp with 355 globe
  • Kamp-kook #3 stove complete with funnel and pump
  • Coleman 282 Duel Fuel/ Camping Gaz Euro single mantle Lantern
  • Coleman 550 Duel Fuel/ Kero Euro single burner stove
  • SVEA 123 with Optimus pump
  • More to be added….

Gathering and Buy/Sell/Trade area:


The gathering will take place all day Saturday and due to size of pavilion and amount of attendees, we are going to add a Catering Tent to the pavilion as a Sales Area. This is in case of inclement weather and I will be bringing tables. If you have a table, feel free to bring it and set it up. You don’t have to set up under the tent, but one thing that hampered buying, selling and trading was the weather and being spaced out. Most of the time your stuff was covered and could be browsed upon. This way we have a central location and there will be people at the pavilion area pretty much the entire time watching over the area. If you have a table, I will make a name plate with phone number in case anyone comes up to peruse and you aren’t there. That way you don’t miss out. I plan on setting up my registration there so that I can check people in as they arrive.

Coleman Events and Outreach have committed to have the Coleman Outlet Store in attendance with merchandise for sale from the outlet. They brought hats, t-shirts, gennies, mantles, coolers and other items to the Fall Gathering which saved attendees from having to travel to the outlet for items. Not sure if it’s going to be Pigeon Forge or Commerce store.

Light up:

Light up will take place after dark Saturday night Time is TBA. We will start at the crossroads in the campsites and we will “Walk the lane” gathering everyone as we go. We will walk through the RV and cabin sites and down to the pavilion for the group picture.

After that, it’s GPA light up “free for all” throughout the campground.

Reply to this email for registration through CCF. PM me at “coolfireguy”. I will also be checking the FB events page for registration. If I send you a PM and you can’t attend, please let me know so I can remove you from the spreadsheet. Later, a “Wants and Needs” list will be started in the thread so that people will know what to bring.

Thank you and thank you for your support,

Scott Seely

678-232-9271

ICCC 1394

Events Committee Co Chairman

Scott Seely ICCC #1394
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Michael Ramsey
I’ll be there, with surprises, barring scheduling conflicts with my wife’s impending knee replacement.
Michael Ramsey
ICCC member #1415
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warren
I guess we can make the drive also.   Looking forward to it.

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Gatlinburg, TN

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diablo45
We will be there!!
Sam

MilSpecOps #5150

ICCC #1561

Stovie
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GeorgiaBoy
Paula and I will be there, gave Reece our reservation for a cabin. Will arrive Thursday, stay until Sunday. We always have a good time.
ICCC Member #973 Richard Leyva - Lilburn,Ga
 Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
And a light unto my path." 
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holliswood
Barring any unseen events, I’ll be there even if it’s only for a day. See y’all there. 
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871  -  MilSpec-Ops #1278  -  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2   CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57  Coleman Slant Saver #65

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vineguy
I will be there starting Wednesday!!!
Yeeha!
Andy
"Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left
port and the other was an atrocious liar."

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Frank6160
At this point i plan on being there Wednesday. 
Frank
If It's Coleman
ICCC #793
275 Appreciation Syndicate #60
The Coleman Blues 243's #44
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Bumpstop
My Boy Jack and I should be there!
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coolfireguy
Hopefully, I'll have things finalized this week after holidays. Keep you posted.
Scott Seely ICCC #1394
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NYGfan
There is an off chance I might be there.. I’m starting to look for a house in Tn for when I retire so will be traveling there every now and again. I’ll have to see if I can schedule a trip for then. Although that’s further east then I’m looking.

Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it

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holliswood
Any suggestions on numbers for tent sites with electricity that are not prone to puddling or flooding. As soon as next Friday I’m going to reserve my spot. 
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871  -  MilSpec-Ops #1278  -  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2   CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57  Coleman Slant Saver #65

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coolfireguy
There are only 4 or 5 and they are first come first serve. But I'm sure we can arrange a power site if you need a tent power site. But they are prone to flood closebvbto the road, but hopefully it will be dry.  I'm gonna put out the details hopefully tomorrow.
Scott Seely ICCC #1394
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holliswood
@coolfireguy 

Thanks for the information. Looking forward to the details and meeting up with everyone. 
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871  -  MilSpec-Ops #1278  -  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2   CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57  Coleman Slant Saver #65

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hahoe03
Hopefully no floods this year! 
Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. [12] Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. [13] And ye shall seek me, and find me , when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Mike Trigg
The Coleman Blue's 243's #053. Sears Collectors Club #69 (pending)
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warren
Bump to the top since Scott added more info in the original message.

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coolfireguy
Please share with everyone, especially your Facebook groups. Get the word out and don't miss it. If anyone has a connection with Spirit burner or Classic Camp Stoves.. hit them up too. Want to make this one of the largest gatherings in SE to date.  Nobody is "too far" away. Farthest travelled will win a $25 gas card. Take advantage of the package deals and head on over. You won't regret it.
Scott Seely ICCC #1394
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wfo21
We are in like Flynn, just need to figure out the dates.
Derek

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holliswood
@coolfireguy 
Sent you a pm 👍🏻
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871  -  MilSpec-Ops #1278  -  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2   CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57  Coleman Slant Saver #65

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tidwell_blake
Scott I really appreciate all that has gone into planing this so far. It’s cut and dry and easy and will be cheaper and better for everyone. I can’t wait!!! I really hope to bring the whole family but may just be me and dad and maybe Coleman. I’m not sure my wife will be able to take off due to lack of days off. our coming up trip next month for her birthday is eating up her accumulated time. I’m lucky I have more than she does lol. 
Blake Tidwell, Arab Alabama.
ICCC member #1512
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snwcmpr
I am in. Wed to Sun.

Ken
"If ignorance is bliss, why are not more people happy?"
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holliswood
My son and myself WILL be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Will be glad to send our $55 by mail if that helps. 
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871  -  MilSpec-Ops #1278  -  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2   CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57  Coleman Slant Saver #65

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brucesheehe
I would like to attend the gathering (with my wife).

All cabins and cottage are reserved, so we will stay at a nearby motel.

We want to arrive on Monday and see some local attractions until the meeting starts.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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Frank6160
brucesheehe wrote:
I would like to attend the gathering (with my wife).

All cabins and cottage are reserved, so we will stay at a nearby motel.

We want to arrive on Monday and see some local attractions until the meeting starts.


Awesome!!!
Frank
If It's Coleman
ICCC #793
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adkbill
Just sent the money and will be there Tuesday - maybe I'll meet up with the Sheehe's on Tuesday
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ShawnR
Cant wait! Will be coming up on Thursday.
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snwcmpr
How come the camping cost went up?
"If ignorance is bliss, why are not more people happy?"
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coolfireguy
Portapotties originally and that's what it was last year. But when I negotiated flat rate, portapotties were out. The rates changed on website and I didnt discuss individual after we agreed on flat rate.
Scott Seely ICCC #1394
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snwcmpr
I ask, because I am hearing a few complaints off the forum.
"If ignorance is bliss, why are not more people happy?"
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coolfireguy
Ok. Just have them PM me.
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dairborn
I was able to get a co worker to cover for me Saturday.....so I will be up there with at least my son and daughter, maybe the wife too, but I am thinking about tent camping vs the camper only because of the distance we have to travel from south of Atlanta. Hence why my wife may stay at home. We will be up there Friday night and leaving Sunday.

Scott, I will get payment squared away next week, sounds like it’s going to be a great time! I will shoot you a pm with a few additional questions as well.
DWPYM 

ICCC #1881 
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coolfireguy
Copy.
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coolfireguy
Update: Lita Wright is going to be hosting a day out with the spouses on Friday at 11:30a. She is planning it to maybe do an outing in Gatlinburg. So if your spouse is attending, this is on the itinerary for Friday. Thanks Lita for planning this.
Scott Seely ICCC #1394
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adkbill
That is very nice of her 
and may earn her the title of Spoustess   🙂
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brucesheehe
Pam and I have reserved a room at the Hampton Inn in Newport and will arrive on Monday April 13th.  We plan to see local attractions until the meeting commences.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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gwillmot
I heard from previous attendees that this location turns into a mud pit if it rains during the event.  Is this true?
Moon Shadow Eliminator
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Frank6160
gwillmot wrote:
I heard from previous attendees that this location turns into a mud pit if it rains during the event.  Is this true?


Only in a couple  places would i consider a pit. It does get a little muddy though. I've never had  an issue with mud in my tent.
Frank
If It's Coleman
ICCC #793
275 Appreciation Syndicate #60
The Coleman Blues 243's #44
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coolfireguy
Earlier in the Month so its cooler and not as likely to rain..hopefully.
Scott Seely ICCC #1394
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Evinrude
Should be there at least for Saturday. Trying to figure out how much camping, if any, I can do. 
Chris
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warren
brucesheehe wrote:
Pam and I have reserved a room at the Hampton Inn in Newport and will arrive on Monday April 13th.  We plan to see local attractions until the meeting commences.


Bruce you know we live in the area.  Let me know if you want any tips.  That same week is the Dixie Gas And Oil show (we will be there with Bill a few days to man his booth) and the Pigeon Forge car show.  Check out the cafe at Bush Baked Beans.   Not fancy but neat place and food is ok.   Try Carvers apple house. Not fancy but the fried chicken is the best.   2 Coleman outlets near by.  Tell them you are a collector here for the gathering and I think you get a discount.  Dollywood will be open.   Hike up to clingmans dome for great views.  I heard the air museum at the Seveir airport is good but not made it yet.   

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If anyone is into petroliana, the Dixie Show is no joke.  This guy has incredible stuff, but do not expect yard sale prices.  A few of us from Hartford went out for a ride to his neighbor - the Bush Beans Plant - a few years back and discovered his place by accident.  There was a contact sign on an old barn and we arranged for a private tour the next day.  One of our guys is into this stuff and he bought a few lower-end items.  However, it was very nice of the owner to shows us what he had and school us on it. I am sure he knew much of what he had was beyond our means, but he was very gracious in educating us.
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Sears Collectors Club #5
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coolfireguy
Keep your registrations coming...getting the t shirts and decal orders ready. 
Scott Seely ICCC #1394
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Sandrion
I will be there on Tuesday.
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My Name Is Earl
If  I came up with a truck load of my junk, er, I mean highly collectible and most certainly desirable GPA items, to barter or sell, when would be best?  Friday am/pm? Saturday am/pm? 
Im kinda local and and prefer my own rack. So Im not really interested in camping.  Mostly browsing other collectors displays/wares. Introducing myself.  And maybe finding my grail lantern.
  Most likely we will bringing a truckload of Coleman 220s, some Sears(double and single) and military lanterns, a couple stoves,  Propane burners, misc parts and Of Course  a Turd or 2 w&wo cases.
If I can I would also like to bring a canopy and a table as Im not so young any more.
All info appreciated ahead of time.
  DavidEarl

OK     All day Saturday it is!  Thanks
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adkbill
If  I came up with a truck load of my junk, er, I mean highly collectible and most certainly desirable GPA items, to barter or sell, when would be best?  Friday am/pm? Saturday am/pm? 
Im kinda local and and prefer my own rack. So Im not really interested in camping.  Mostly browsing other collectors displays/wares. Introducing myself.  And maybe finding my grail lantern.
  Most likely we will bringing a truckload of Coleman 220s, some Sears(double and single) and military lanterns, a couple stoves,  Propane burners, misc parts and Of Course  a Turd or 2 w&wo cases.
If I can I would also like to bring a canopy and a table as Im not so young any more.
All info appreciated ahead of time.
  DavidEarl

OK     All day Saturday it is!  Thanks


Hi Earl
As the date for the gathering gets closer, there will be a WTB/WTT/WTS thread that will provide a venue for pictures and prices for potential pre-gathering sales & previews of who is bringing what, as well as wish lists for those looking for additions to their collections.  
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My Name Is Earl
Thank you Sir !
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