Fifth Annual Allegheny Highlands Rendezvous TOR Report

Tod Rogers sends along a report on the Fifth Annual Allegheny Highlands Rendezvous TOR. Take it away Tood.

This is the fifth year for the Allegheny Highlands Rendezvous TOR and it keeps getting better each year. The TOR committee actively began looking for other spaces after the 2015 TOR and explored options to make it a multi-day show. They succeeded in finding a great location while extending the duration of the event.

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The show moved from Limestone NY, to Salamanca NY. Salamanca has several great hotel options and the Seneca Alleghany Casino is right up the road and was a great destination for post-TOR meal and entertainment options. The TOR itself moved to the community center. All 30+ tables were sold out again this year with many of the vendors arriving early on Friday. I got there around 4PM and 1/2 the room was already set up.

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There are so many great things about this show. Despite being one of the smaller shows in terms of table size, they have a large walk in crowd, enthusiastic volunteers and a large number of scouts and scouters in uniform. Their patch auction is also conducted by a real auctioneer which adds to the experience.

They issued five unique CSPs for the event. There’s one CSP open to anyone who attended. One border color for vendors who were there on Friday. Another for anyone renting a table. They had a CSP for anyone making auction donations in excess of $25. Not available but issued was a CSP for members of the TOR committee that make it happen. They also held several raffles with the prizes being TOR committee CSPs from 2015 and 2016. The lodge service team also issues a Service Round for those who volunteer and assist the council and/or help in the kitchen.

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I had a blast this year and Robert Morris and his team do a wonderful job. The buffet with all you can eat Prime Rib at the casino was a great way to close out Friday night. Looking forward to see what they do in 2017!

Thanks for the report Todd, hopefully one year work will cooperate and I’ll be able to get there.



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“A few short weeks will determine the political fate of America for the present generation, and probably produce no small influence on the happiness of society through a long succession of ages to come.” –George Washington (1788)

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