Gateway Chapter, International Plastic Modelers' Society (IPMS) will present its 2011 Gateway to the West Invitational model contest and swap meet on Sat., Sept. 10, 2011. The event will be held at Hitters' Choice Cages, 534 Workman Road, Eureka, Missouri 63025 (just east of Six Flags St. Louis.)
Doors open to the public at 9:00 am, with contest registration closing at 1:00 pm. The model contest has 35 categories and 10 "Best of" awards. Contest winners will be announced at approximately 3:00 pm.
Additionally, there will be vendors selling scale modeling-related items (kits, detail parts, decals, books, etc.). A raffle will be held, with proceeds to benefit the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Metro St. Louis. A "make and take" event for children will also be held.
Admission is $3 to view and shop, plus $7 for registration of an unlimited number of models (total of $10 for admission & registration). Children 14 and under are free.
Show info at www.ipms-gateway.com/invite2011a.html. Show contacts are: Chris Merseal, 314-832-4840, firstname.lastname@example.org; and, Doug Barton, 636-332-9960, email@example.com.
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