Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association
Vince Ciola, president, firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Lakes Decoy Association
Marty Hanson, president, email@example.com
P R E S S R E L E A S E 12/11/2020
March 19-21, 2021 joint shows canceled!
The Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Shows
and the Great Lakes Decoy Association
See you March 18-20, 2022!
Because of the ongoing severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Great Lakes Decoy Association and the Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association are canceling their joint shows that were scheduled to be held March 19-21, 2021, at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Rd., Independence OH.
“Maintaining the health and safety of our collectors, carvers, vendors and volunteers is our greatest concern,” said Marty Hanson, president of the Great Lakes Decoy Association.
Earlier this year, the clubs agreed to move their two shows to a new location to be held on the same weekend in 2021, making this a premier event in the Midwest for collectors and carvers.
“During these unpredictable and unprecedented times, the decision to cancel our 2021 shows was very difficult. But we will be back stronger than ever, so mark your calendars for March 18-20, 2022,” said Vince Ciola, president of the Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association.
Traditionally, collectors have found vintage and contemporary decoys, fish decoys and tackle, hunting and fishing memorabilia, and wildlife art for sale throughout the weekend in room-to-room sales and the ballroom. The 2022 show will include an expanded Saturday auction where novice to seasoned collectors will find quality at realistic prices.
And the 2022 show will again feature 23 carving and flat art contests with over $11,000 in cash prizes. Artists from throughout the USA and Canada, kids to adults, beginners to professionals, can enter their hand-carved and painted duck decoys, fish decoys, shorebirds, owls, hawks and marsh critters. The 2021 Competition Rules will be in effect for the 2022 show and posted on the ODCCA website.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you in advance for your understanding,” said Mr. Hanson.
Meanwhile mark you calendars for the shows to be held March 18-20, 2022, at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Rd., Independence OH.
As more information becomes available it will be posted on the club websites, www.greatlakesdecoyassociation.com and www.odcca.net and on the club Facebook pages.