crop
connection
July 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2017


Location
Our 2017 Crop Connection is being held at:
The Wahabi Shriner’s Headquarters
4123 I-55 South (Frontage Road)
Jackson, MS 39212

The doors will open for official check-in at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6th.  If available, check the LIST in the foyer for your table number and seat assignment.

*** NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO BRING IN SUPPLIES
OR SET-UP PRIOR TO 3PM. ***

Cropping Hours
Thursday - 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Complimentary Light Snack)
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Lunch & Supper provided for Pkg. 1 croppers)
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  (Lunch & Supper provided for Pkg. 1 croppers)

Table Assignments
Register on or before May 31st* to be seated with your friends or group. We specifically prepare every table for each registered cropper and all seats will be assigned.  When you arrive please do not rearrange the table(s), chair(s) or seating assignments. The tables cannot be shifted or moved.
*After this date we will not be able to accommodate your seating requests.

Meal Packages
If you purchased a meal package, you will receive a meal ticket upon check-in.

Open to the Public 
We are open to the public on Saturday, July 8th from
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  If you are not registered for Crop Connection, you may come and shop with our vendors.
There is a $5.00 admission fee for non-registered croppers.

Contests

Layout and Project Contest
We will have a contest featuring a one or two page layout of your choice, cards, or a three dimensional project (such as chipboard books, frames, etc.).  Bring your completed projects or create them while attending our crop.  All entries must be turned into the check-in area. (Time to be announced at the event)

Decorate Your Space 
Decorate your 6 foot space to show off your personal style.
Decorate by using balloons and streamers or decorate with our theme or your own.  Be creative!  To enter our contest, please ask for an entry form to register your individual or group space at the
check-in area.

Opportunities to Give & Win

"What's in the Box?" Silent Auction
We have selected The Shriner's Transportation Fund to be the beneficiary of our signature charity event.  Instead of hosting a regular silent auction, we are hosting "What’s in the Box?” Auction.  We are asking all participants to purchase a retail scrapbook item retailing $8-10*. Example – paper packs, totes, scissors, embellishments, etc.  Each participant will place their item in a gift box and wrap it attractively to be presented at the silent auction.
No gift bags please.  The bidding will be set up as a regular auction with sign-up sheets.  The only difference is that the bidder will not be able to view the actual item up for bid.  This in itself will create a new level of excitement and participation.  We have set a bold goal of raising $2,000.00 for The Shriner's Transportation Fund.

*Helpful hint: Take this opportunity to visit your local scrapbook stores for in-store specials and closeouts.  You may also watch for discount coupons to be used at your local craft and hobby stores.  We ask you to spend $8 - $10 and with a little bargain shopping you may find a $20 item on sale for $10.  Happy shopping and remember, it is for a worthy cause.

Ronald McDonald House
Crop Connection was created out of a personal desire to be able to bless people.  We love throwing parties and preparing "happies"
for people.  Crop Connection serves as a wonderful venue for us. 
We love to give!  "Give and it shall be given unto you..." Luke 6:38. 
We would like to give you the opportunity to help us bless
Ronald McDonald House.

Ronald McDonald House holds a special place in our hearts because they met a personal need several years ago with one of Deanna's children.  Please read "Our Story" on our web-site.  We will be accepting donations for the RMDH Wish List.  For each item you donate to help with the "Wish List", you will receive a ticket for
a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Ronald McDonald House "Wish List"
(newly updated as of January 2017)

































Special Note: Ronald McDonald House is no longer accepting pop tabs. But, we do collect them for local elementary schools.  If you collect them, we will accept them!  Thank you!

Crop Connection Policies














Children
We love children and they are the primary reason most of us scrapbook.  Crop Connection was created to give you an opportunity to escape from the demands of everyday life.  In order for us to provide an atmosphere where your creativity thrives, children under 10 will not be permitted at Crop Connection.  Children 10 and older must be registered for the crop. You may not bring your child to crop with you and share your table.  

Non-Smoking Facility
The Wahabi Shriner's Headquarters is a smoke free facility. Smoking is not permitted inside or within 50 feet of the building entrance.  We must comply.

Alcoholic Beverages
Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages allowed at Crop Connection, neither inside nor on the premises.  If you are observed consuming alcohol or have it in your possession, you will be asked to leave
the premises.

AC/Heat
The air/heat at the facility is set at a certain temperature and
locked - we cannot adjust the temperature on-site.  Bring a jacket
or lap blanket for your personal comfort.

Music
Crop Connection is intended to be a quiet, quaint scrapbooking weekend.  If you would like to listen to music, please bring your personal player with headphones.  We appreciate each person's consideration for the next person.

Spray Adhesives
Do not use spray adhesive inside the crop room.  You may use the parking lot (away from vehicles) to spray adhesive.

Cricut Machines
Due to the limited number of outlets, we will have a designated area for all cricut machines.  Please label your machine with your name and table number.

Laptops
If you are a digital scrapbooker, we will do our best to accommodate you.  Please bring a power strip, extension cord and painter's tape. NO DUCT TAPE ALLOWED.

Door Prizes/Giveaways/Raffle
You must be present to win the items for our raffle.  Door prizes
and giveaways will not be mailed or given to friends for delivery. 

Available for Purchase

T-Shirts
We have Crop Connection T-shirts (with our event design) for sale ($18.00 each).  T-shirts are pre-sold only and will not be available after November 30th. If you would like to reserve a special size, let us know by calling or texting 601-260-3906 or 601-319-0225.

Raffle
You may purchase raffle tickets to enter for a chance to win fantastic prizes.  Tickets may be purchased for $1.00 each or six
for $5.00.  Purchase your tickets at the check-in table.  Drawing time to be announced. You must be present to win.

Beverages/Souvenir Cups
We will have ice cold Coke products: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Water. Coke products and water are sold for $1.00 each.  You
may purchase a $10.00 souvenir cup with unlimited refills.

Coffee
We will have gourmet coffee on sale for $1.00 a cup.  Hot Chocolate will be available (during our January events only) for $1.00 a cup. Each 12 oz. cup will be brewed when you place your order.

Last Minute Tips 
* Wear casual clothes or P.J.'s (if you prefer)
* Wear comfortable shoes
* Bring a jacket or a lap blanket in case you get chilly (we cannot
   adjust the temperature on-site)
* Bring a pillow or cushion for your chair, if you prefer.
* Don't forget your camera, batteries, & film (unless you've gone              digital)
* Money (for the Silent Auction, shopping, massage therapist (if available),
   raffle tickets, tips for the baggage boys & girls, and extra drinks)
* Bring power strips and extension cords, for plugging in Cricut
   machines, computers, printers, and lamps. Bring blue painter's
   tape ONLY to tape down cords. NO Duct tape allowed! (Outlets
   are limited)

*If you use Duct tape, you will be charged a clean-up fee.


designed with Homestead

Cancellation Policy/Refunds **new info added as of January 2015**
Our goal is to offer a great cropping event at the lowest possible rates. To do this, we must book our crop to capacity and we count on our registered attendees to be there. We do understand that circumstances arise that prevent you from attending and we work to accommodate each request. *However, we will no longer be able to transfer registrations from one event to another. You may request a refund in writing, minus a $30.00 cancellation fee, up to 60 days before the event. After 60 days, no refunds will be issued, no exceptions, including, but not limited to weather or natural disasters. There will be no refunds for no-shows. Policies and prices are subject to change. There is NO EXCEPTION to the cancellation policy. Registrations are non-transferable.
Cleaning Needs
Furniture Spray (Pledge type)
Self-Squeeze Sponge mops
Large Size Trash Bags (33gal.)
Floor Cleaner (Mr. Clean type)
Multi-Surface Cleaner (409/Clorox type)
Disinfectant Spray
Disposable Gloves (Exam type)

Food / Kitchen Needs
Disposable Plates and Bowls
Bottled Water — individual size
Individual Snack Food Items
Individual Breakfast Food Items
Paper Napkins
Sugar
Creamer

General House Needs
“Discount Store” gift cards
Home Improvement store gift cards
LED Light Bulbs for lamps
Shower curtains

Office Needs
Toner Cartridge for Brother printer (TN-420 or TN-450)
Office Depot Gift Card
Copy Paper (8.5x11)
#10 Size Business Envelopes
Postage Stamps

Share-a-Night Donor
$8 per night