Ft Worth Swap 'Door Prizes' tho how we can have 'em when we don'
In the past, we've all just brung whatever gardening-type items we happened to have, & put 'em on a table, & drawn ticket numbers & people chose the prize that caught their eye.
when we started, there were only a few of us, & we brought a lot of white elephants & laughed about it.
At one of the spring swaps, though, I felt very badly for some of the newcomers who brought *beautiful* things, only to find, when their numbers were finally drawn, that the only things that remained were the white elephants.
Since we want everyone to have a happy experience, here are some new guidelines/rules:
Gift values are to be $10 or so;
You can contribute anything you wish, but remember, if you bring an expensive item, you are likely to not get as expensive an item in return.
When you bring your gift, a volunteer will put a number on it, & you draw a "list number" out of a hat.
This number gives you your place on a list.
At the end of the swap, each person comes forward in numerical order & draws a new number, & you get the gift with that number.
After the last gift is claimed, you can trade back & forth if you wish.
If, for instance, I draw a gift that has to do with cooking, somebody please offer to trade with me!