The Gateway Chapter, International Plastic Modelers' Society (IPMS) will present the annual Gateway to the West Invitational model contest and swap meet on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The event will be held at Hitters Choice Cages, 534 Workman Road, Eureka, Missouri 63025 USA--immediately east of Six Flags St. Louis amusement park.
The Invitational opens to the public at 9:00 am and runs to approximately 3:00 pm. Show admission is $3 for adults and free for children ages 14 and under. The model contest has 35 categories, with ten "Best of" awards. Contest entries will be accepted from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration, which covers an unlimited number of entries, is $7 for adults and free for children 14 and under.
Vendors will sell scale modeling related items (kits, decals, tools, etc.). There will be a free children's make & take model building session from 9:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm. Raffle prizes will be given out at approximately 3:00 pm, with proceeds going to the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Metro St. Louis.
Show contact Doug Barton may be reached at 1.636.332.9960 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested vendors should contact Chris Merseal at 1.314.832.4840 or at email@example.com. For additional information, please visit the IPMS/Gateway website: http://ipms-gateway.com.