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Christmas Expo 2018

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I've checked the vendor list and LOR is not listed, anybody know if they will be there as a vendor?  I know they are supposed to give courses.

Thanks!

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Thanks Janice and see you in Mesquite...

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Interested in Expo goers from North Carolina or East Coast foing to the Expo in Mesquite, Tx in July 2018.

Need one or two passengers to share expensses or and/or driving to Texas.  In live in Winston Salem, NC and have been to many, when able.

I would like to go to Mesquite show but would like to drive and return with purchases from the vendors without shipping, etc.

OR, I would entertain riding with another party, and pay my own expenses.

Please contact me at twdavis11@att. net, cell phone at 336-692-0322 or listed on this website as xmasliteman.

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Hey xmasliteman - we want to help you get there! If you haven't received any responses here yet, I'd be happy to make a post on our Facebook page for you. I wouldn't included your personal info publicly, but would ask folks to contact me directly and I could then pass along your info that way. Let me know if you'd like me to do that. We hope to see you in Mesquite!

Janice

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