AARA 59th HAMFEST HIGHLIGHTS

Friday Night:
CRAWFISH BOIL AND CAJUN MUSIC (Fais-Do-Do) - Friday 6:00 PM for Crawfish Boil - 7:00 PM for Cajun Music.

Saturday:

Nick Pugh K5QXJ will again be in charge of the “Fox Hunt” Saturday afternoon. A nice prize will be awarded to the winner.
So be sure to bring your HT’s and antenna and see how good you are at locating the “Fox” hidden somewhere at the hamfest location.


LADIES BINGO

     Saturday from 0830 to 1130, Ladies Bingo will take place.  $20.00 gets you into the Bingo Hall with  2 cards (exchangeable during bingo) and 20 extra tickets for bingo drawings.  There are 40 GREAT bingo prizes and 12 extra prizes that will be drawn during bingo.  Come out and pass a good time for 3 hours of fun..

     Also as in years past, the AARA Ladies from Hi Q Sweets will make a few rounds through the bingo room with refreshments.

                      Bingo hosted by:  Sandra Allen - XYL of John Allen NØJA, Ramona Jobe KG5HNO & Dee Dischler - XYL of Tom Dischler W5OHJ.


LADIES Hi Q SWEETS (AARA Club Ladies - All day Friday and Saturday, the Hi Q Sweet Ladies will  
                          be serving a variety of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, fudge, etc. along with soft drinks
                          (regular and diet), bottled water and coffee.
FREE TAILGATING - Tailgating available in a designated area in front of the Rayne Civic Center building on a
                          
First come / First Served Basis.
RADIO TESTING TABLE - When you purchase a radio and would like to make sure it works, bring it to the
                         testing table. Equipment will be available to check it out to make sure it works.
GO-KIT DISPLAYS
- Bring your kits to put on display to others. Make sure you label your equipment so others 
                         will know who belongs to the kits and who to direct questions they may have.
ICS-100, 200, 700 - Training - FREE ADMISSION (only 25 seats available) - 0800 Friday March 8, 2019 -
  
                         Skip Breeden - LA DOTD Director of Emergency Operations. To reserve a seat contact: 
                                                        hamfest@w5ddl.org
BASIC SKYWARN TRAINING - BINGO ROOM Saturday March 9th 1230 - 1330 by Ed Roy WA5TNK.
RV CAMPING - Those arriving between March 8th & March 11th, 2019 should call the Rayne City Hall
 
                        (337) 334-3121 upon arrival in Rayne and request a parking space. Inform them that you are 
                       with
the AARA Hamfest. Someone will meet with you to assign a parking space for your RV. 
                       $20.00 full hookups per night. http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/rvinfo.htm
Elecraft® Table -
This year the club is again sponsoring an Elecraft® Volunteer table. Elecraft® will be
providing 
                       banners and equipment brochures.
David Assaf III  W5XU - will be doing a lecture on some of his outstanding DXpeditions in the Forums section on
                        Saturday at 1100.  He will be talking about his trip to Mellish Reef  VK9ME in the Coral Sea in 
                        2017.


  CAFE CQ MENU (Refreshments)  

Friday March 8th
Dinner (18:00)
$24.00 4 lb. order (+/- depending upon market price) Boiled Crawfish, Corn, Potato, Trays and Napkin.
$1.00 Crawfish Sauce
**Must pre-register by March 5th ** If the vendor has extra crawfish you can purchase directly from him at the event. There is NO GUARANTEE that extra crawfish will be available)**
$7.00 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo w/Rice
$1.00 Potato Salad

Saturday March 9th

Saturday Breakfast (08:00) by Hi-Q Sweets Shop
Coffee, Donuts, and other delights

Lunch (10:30)
$9.00 BBQ Pork Steak w/ Rice Dressing, Baked
Beans, Potato Salad & Bread
$7.00 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo w/Rice
$1.00 Potato Salad
$3.00 BBQ Hamburgers (with or without sauce upon
request)
$0.50 Chips
Food provided by Jamie Conques from Rayne, LA

                                 
  Coffee, Soft Drinks, Iced Tea & Water Available All Day

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Ladies Hi Q SWEETS (AARA Club Ladies)

On Friday Evening & Saturday, the Hi Q Sweets Ladies will be serving a variety of Homemade Cookies, Cakes, Brownies, Fudge, etc.
                                                    Can Soft Drinks (regular and diet), Bottled Water and Coffee.

 

 
Updated: 3/6/2019