Author Topic: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010  (Read 1073 times)

Offline Missouri Brigade

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Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« on: August 05, 2010, 04:45:40 PM »
Appleseed has reserved a table for the gun show at the Decatur Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 14-15, 2010.  This is a good opportunity to promote some of the newer shoots in the area.  It would be especially nice to see some of the new forum members step up and promote Appleseed.

Who can join us?  Send me a PM and I can get a schedule together.

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Re: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 12:40:14 PM »
We have OutaAmmo, Patriot Gal, Castle Mountain, myself, and I've heard rumblings of The Guy being there.  Who else can join us?  Any amount of time would be appreciated.

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Re: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 09:57:56 AM »
How was the turn out?  ??? Any new prospects?  Hope all went well, Reveille.
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Re: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 10:08:18 AM »
I had one person call me and leave a message that he had some questions about Appleseed.  By the time I called him on Saturday, he was at the Decatur gun show, and he said his questions had already been answered by the friendly AS folks there! 

Way to go, Decatur crew!

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Re: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 11:08:55 AM »
Another example of Team Illinois growth = working the PROMO at the gun show`s.... Well done Team Illinois. Pappy
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Re: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 11:27:19 AM »
Dave (OutaAmmo), Joanne, and I worked the show on Sunday.  Thanks to all that helped.
The good:

Castle Mountain's banner display makes our table easy to find.

Kids of all ages love the M1.  Try to have one of these or something else cool on your table.

We had a wide variety of literature to pass out.  The new tri-folds and instructor sheets look nice.

Unless you are Rand McNally, have a map handy.  This helped me to see where people were talking about.

We got a contact near Danville that I will pass along.  Another person sounded like he would get in touch.  We talked to several good folks.

The not as good:

Attendance wasn't the greatest at the show.  The state fair was in Springfield and the weather was nice.

I should have had my computer there.  Perhaps the wireless could be used to sign people up on spot.

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Re: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 08:37:18 PM »
Signing them up on the spot actually sounds like a great idea.  I wonder how that would go though with the whole credit card privacy thing going on.  I think we could just let them enter any sensitive info themselves.  Sounds like an interesting idea....have to see how that plays out.  Keep up the good work.   Reveille.
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Re: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 07:32:08 AM »
The seeds are starting to bear fruit!   

A guy named Steve from Decatur called me today.  Said he first found out about Appleseed at the Indy 1500 gun show, but there were no shoots in his area.  Then he went to the Decatur, IL Gun show, and got the full treatment from the Appleseed contingent, and picked up a flyer for the newly minted Clinton, IL shoots.  He called to find out if there was enough room at the October Clinton shoot for him to bring 8 or 9 shooters. 

You bet there's room.  He's very excited, as well as family and friends. 

Good job gun show crews, both in Indiana and Illinois!

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Re: Decatur IL Gun Show August 14-15, 2010
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 08:34:28 AM »
I was told that the local Army recruters there are all for Appleseed..They have a program called future soilder .I think if you guys were to talk to them you might get alot more shooters coming out..Decatur has many shooters there that would come...I would give names but my family would come hunt me down ..lol I use to live there ..Key word use too...
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