For months , years, I had to keep the secret of what the souvenirs gifts were to be for this year's NAME convention. As chairman of that committee- this duty is like being Santa Claus. Two weeks before convention, I finally realized I had over 3,000 gifts in my home. I do hope , everyone who attended convention loved the fact that we connected the gifts to music, the main theme of this year's Cleveland convention.
The lovely gown was made by Joanne Roberts from Penn.- it is the gown Anna wore in the " King and I", the NAME music stand really works, swivels, maybe lowered up and down and was made by Florida's wood miniature artist, Tom Walden. The third convention gift was the " Blue Suede Shoes" made by Sylvia Rountree.
The convention steering committee decided to give gifts which accompanied each main gift. With the gown came a wonderful shelf with peg( designed and parts cut by Dan Zerkel of Ohio and the members of the Lexington Blue Grass Miniature Society assembled the shelf), to accompany the music stand, several scores of music was given and Dan again designed , cut and had members of his club in Columbus assemble the sheet music holder. The last item, is the "Elvis Gold Record" plaque. The was designed by me and was produced by Laser Creations. Members of the steering committee than assembled the plaque.