Hamfest 2009

The MARA Annual Christmas Hamfest, one of our enjoyable activities, was held this year on December 19, 2009. This popular event always draws participants, including dealers and sellers for the swap tables, from surrounding area and states. As always, there was plenty to see and do for everyone, including testing sessions, special classes and great food. Door prizes and main prizes were given and provided that "hamfest fix" during the Christmas season.

The hamfest site is the Civic Center, downtown Minden, LA.

Ticket table at entrance.

The Civic Center.

Ham gear, as well as handcrafts.

Our faithful MC - who could be better at this than a ham?

Some of the all-important food crew.

Choose carefully....

Lots of stuff.

Doing what hams do best - visiting and talking.

Discussions over merchandise...

Impressive tower! Can I win that?

Spinning the prize tickets.

Yipee! a prize!

Another prize winner. (Look at that smile!)

And another prize winner.

Merry Christmas!