John (Chip) Bridges
Program Manager, Agricultural Education
Georgia Department of Education
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.657.8311
Fax: 770.344.4411
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"Sherry Ammen" <[log in to unmask]> 
06/03/2011 12:01 PM

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Hello, Mr. Bridges,
The Georgia Alpaca Association is presenting this FREE, family friendly 
event at the site of the Olympic equestrian events, the Georgia 
International Horse Park, in Conyers, GA on November 5 & 6, 2011.  We 
would like to make the event known to the Georgia Young Farmers and all 
Georgia Farm Bureau members and are asking to consider listing The Royal 
Alpaca Challenge on all online/print calendars.  This sustainable farming 
option is most interesting and the added fiber arts demonstrations make 
the event quite diverse.  I have attached photos taken at last year?s show 
and one from the previous year for your use.  Details on the event are?.
The Royal Alpaca Challenge
November 5 & 6, 2011
   Sat 9am ? 5pm   Sun 9am ? 4pm
FREE to the public
Georgia International Horse Park
1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway
Conyers, GA 30013  (28 miles east of Atlanta just off I-20, Exit 82)
The Georgia Alpaca Association presents this FREE, family friendly event 
at the site of the Olympic equestrian events, the beautiful Georgia 
International Horse Park in Conyers, GA on November 5 & 6, 2011.  Alpaca 
owners from across the US compete in the show ring for cash prizes!  Fiber 
arts demonstrations, vendors offering all things alpaca and a Silent 
Auction offering treasures for all ages make this a most exciting event. 
Learn about the process that takes the alpaca fleece from the animal to 
the end product?.those luxurious, hypoallergenic sweaters, blankets, 
vests, hats and more.  Learn about raising this unique, fiber animal 
directly from the owners.  Georgia Young Farmers, 4-H and FFA members have 
an opportunity to learn and put hands on this sustainable farming option. 
Adults and children will delight in meeting the gentle alpacas! or 707-897-2379 or [log in to unmask] 
Thank you for your time and consideration in getting this information to 
your members.  Please contact me for any additional information or photos.
Kindest regards,
Sherry Ammen
For the Georgia Alpaca Association
706-454-0151 (not for publishing)