Saturday, February 11, is the date of our first Slide & Dine. No, we are not going to find a hill and go sliding! This is a special event inside where it is nice and warm. We will be showing slides of various railroads taken by some outstanding photographers.
The club will be open Saturday morning at 8:00 and the slide show starts at 10:00. Dining will be a pot lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. We hope everyone will bring something to share for a light lunch. The club has plenty of hot and cold cups, forks, spoons, knives, napkins, plates, bowls, and even toothpicks. We have chips and sodas for sale for 50¢ and popcorn and coffee for 25¢, or you can bring your own.
The program will begin at 10:00 with the Bangor & Aroostook, early locomotives, from the GFMRRC Hartt-Swasey Library Archives. At 10:30 Bruce Davison will show slides from the B&M Claremont Branch. Presenters during the next two half-hour segments will be announced in the February issue of The Signal and in email messages.
During the lunch break from noon until 1:00 p.m., those in attendance may show 10 or 15 slides apiece. There will be a sign-up sheet for those who would like to show their own slides from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on a “first to arrive, first to show” basis, with a limit of one cassette per person and a maximum time of one half hour. We can supply a Kodak or an Argo projector. If you have a Power Point presentation, we have a projector for that also.
In case of a major snowstorm, we have a snow date of Sunday, February 12.
We are requesting a $5 donation, which will go towards paying off our mortgage.