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Fundraisers/Special Events

Since 1982, Area Tent & Canvas has compiled an impressive stockpile of tips, advice, special event strategies, plus general special event knowledge now available for your use in executing your successful fundraiser or special event.
    Preparing for the worst...
    Benjamin Franklin in his words of wisdom once said, "An OUNCE of prevention is worth a POUND of cure. This quotation is very important to keep in when planning your next Special Event. In Michigan, our never ending variety of weather seems to mean: always keep in mind that the ...
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    Inflatables
    If summertime fun with a family picnic is in your future, there is no better way to keep kids busy then adding an Inflatable to your special event. Of course, Inflatable Rentals come in all shapes and sizes which can be tailored to your party. A few of the most ...
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    Party Themes?
    Party Themes are almost universal now for every party that is attended. Of course, every party seems to need that party theme to back up all the fun that will be taking place. Along with different party themes, a host may plan different party foods and drinks, which allows your ...
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    Uninvited Guests...Ants, Flies, Mosquitoes, Black flies,
    So you are planning an event but the thought of these pesty uninvited guests sends shivers down your spine. You have try to work through every possible problem (from food choices to safe guest parking and tent rental size vs inclement weather to kids, noise issues, plus restroom facilities)BUT ...
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    Don't Forget...Area Tent & Canvas LLC
    Since 1982, Area Tent & Canvas LLC has continued to provide Mid-Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region-Tri Cities with top quality Party Tent Rentals, Party Supplies-Tables and Chairs, Dancefloor, Dry Bar, Ice/Cooler Tables, Cocktail Tables, Patio Heaters and Party Games which includes Inflatables, Bounce House, Bouncers and plus SpaceWalks, Fun Houses, .. and ...
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    How to prevent food poisoning at your party!
    Food poisoning occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins made by these germs. Most cases of food poisoning are from common bacteria such as Staphylococcus or E. coli. Food poisoning can affect one person or a group of people who all ate the ...
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    PLEASE...Rain, rain go away!!
    "If you don't like the weather in Michigan, wait five minutes..." Staying on top of Michigan's dynamic weather conditions can be a challenge. The Great Lakes dominates Michigan's weather. Summers in Michigan tend to be sunny statewide as the cool water of the Lakes chill the air near the earth's ...
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    Your Party Planning Shopping Trip
    Party Planning, just like so many other endeavors, has a language and has tools of the trade that are unique and helpful to know. Remember, that it is normal in your rush to fashion a party that blends fun, good food and entertainment, there will be times of confusion,anxiety ...
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    Chosing Super Party Foods That Sizzle!
    You know that feeling you get after a BIG holiday meal? That tired feeling that causes you to slow down and often fall asleep? However, when choosing foods for your party or special event, you are trying to attain the exact opposite effect. So, keeping the menu light and less ...
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    Area Tent's Tent Basics 101
    Throughout history, tents have provided people with temporary and transportable lodging. From ancient nomads to biblical characters, humans and their use of tents has been a mainstay in recorded history. However, as time progressed, tents were used for other popular activities. Whether then or now, tents still provide the same ...
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    Don't forget Media Coverage for Your Special Event!
    Let's start by saying...always put your best foot forward with media coverage of your special event/fundraiser-it's free and easy to accomplish- if you know how. Move the whole process with GOOD PHOTOS that can be incorporated in print applications. The better the resolution on the picture--the better the ...
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    Why Call 811 before staking?
    This new national phone number is available for anyone planning ground digging or staking. In May 2005, Common Ground Alliance brought together a diverse coalition of utility, railroad, public works, manufacturers, excavators, builders, emergency services, and other agencies to promote the idea for the best practices for damage control and to ...
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    What Size Party Tent to Choose?
    Trying to choose the correct size tent can seem like a complicated task when try to accomodate all your guests and party/special event needs. Here is a "General Rule of Thumb" to help you decide how space you will need for you next party, special event, or fundraiser! If ...
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    Special Event/Fundraisers Websites
    1.Party Tents/Inflatable Rentals www.areatent.com 2.Fake Cakes www.cakerental.com ...
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    How to Establish a Special Events/Fundraising Budget
    Establishing a budget is the process of identifying/managing and anticipating the expenses and income related to an event or meeting. When making a budget try to include ALL possible elements of your concept for your special event. Special Events will fall into 3 categories: 1. Profit--Revenue will be greater than expenses. 2. ...
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    Finding Volunteers for your Nonprofit Organization's Special Events?
    Voluneers are the heart and soul of any nonprofit organization. Trying to match a person's passion with the needs of your organization is always tough...but it can be a win-win for everyone involved if handled properly. Getting people to voluneer for your fundraisers/special event can make people feel ...
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    Five Fundraising/Special Events Ideas
    Vision: The centerpiece of each special event! People: From guest,family,friends,vendors to all! Leadership: Bringing each idea to it's potential! You: Your enthusiasm,dedication,and execution! Fulfillment: Positive,rewarding end results! It is your labor of lovet... from the very beginning of the concept for your fundraising/special ...
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Boat & Fishing Tips

Ahoy! Introducing our new sections. It's a boatload of tips, advice, and current events to enhance your boating and fishing fun. Catch the wave!
    National Marina Day 2015
    National Marina Day is on June 13, 2015. Let's celebrate sunshine and blue water plus have some great outdoor fun boating! ...
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    Spring/Summer 2014 Area Tent & Canvas LLC
    Can Spring/Summer be very far away? Weather permitting-all those mountains ice that has built up on the Great Lakes needs to melt away before we can even think of launching a boat. Of course, now is the time to take care of and provide maintainance for those often neglected ...
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    Stability of Fuel
    After a long cold winter without any use, many winterized boats are refueled for spring use. There seems to be little concern for the stabilty of the gasoline being used. Unfortunately, many boats sit for weeks at a time through the spring and summer months with fuel present..deteriorating! Sta-Bil ...
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    Boat Covers...Keeping It Clean from Mildew
    Fabric's worst natural enemies are moisture, darkness. dirt, insects, leaves and tree sap. Each of these elements are problematic to fabric itself, but any two of these elements together can lead to much bigger problems in the form of MILDEW! Mildew is a living fungus that grows on dirt and ...
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    Area Tent & Canvas LLC 30 year anniversary
    In 2013, Area Tent & Canvas LLC has passed the 30th year mark for fabricating top quality, custom made marine products which includes boat covers, convertible tops, bimini tops, cockpit covers, camperbacks, bow covers, aft curtains, drop curtains, boat bumper covers, console covers, spray hoods covers plus marine canvas products of all ...
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    Area Tent & Canvas LLC's Kayak/Canoe Safety Tips
    1. Start your boating experience by knowing boat throughly, including a water safety course. 2. Plan ahead by filing a float plan with who will know where you will be and when you intend to return. 3. Always paddle with a companion which includes wearing an appropriate life jacket. 4. Don't drink while paddling ...
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    Lifejackets 101
    So you ended up in the water unexpectedly, even if you are a lifeguard or excellant swimmer, it's always a great idea to make a lifejacket handy. Now which personal floatation device you may chose is always important decision but being proactive and having the right one is paramount to ...
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    Area Tent's "Best Boat" Trailering Safety Checklist
    Boat Trailering Checklist...SAFETY FIRST!!! 1. Review Your Tow Vehicle Checklist. 2. Confirm Coupler, Hitch, Hitch Ball Are SAME size. 3. Secure Coupler and Safety Chains properly to Hitch of Tow Vehicle. 4. Tighten all Lugnuts and Fasteners . 5. Maintain Wheel Bearing Lubrication. 6. Compute Whether Load is Within MAXIMUM Carrying Capacity. 7. Maintain and Properly Inflate ...
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    Name Your Boat!
    Hey Matey... From "Aqua Therapy" to "Makin' Waves", and "Tomorrow's Dreams" to "Z-Breeze", there isn't a name floating across these blue American waters that hasn't been attached to a boat at some time of another. Check out this new website - www.namethatboat.com - for all your boat naming ...
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    5500 Boating Products in stock!
    See www.sea-dog.com or 1-800-sea-dog-1 for a new 2013 catalog ...
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    Battery Oil Additive
    Battery De-Mister, Appleton WI, is a patented battery oil additive designed to help increase the life of your battery plus reduce battery maintainance. When you charge your battery with Battery De-Misterin it, the hydrogen and oxygen gases migrating to the surface are slowed by the oil, helping elimitnating acid mist ...
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    Hurricanes and Boating
    Hurricane Ike damaged about 15,000 boats in Texas totaling $175 million plus another $25 million worth of damages occurring to boats in other surrounding states, according to Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS). To help , BoatUS offers free planning, help, and information on what the marine industry can do to protect ...
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    Dockage Products Websites
    1.Dockage products www.carolinawaterworks.co 2.Dock Floats/Dock Boxes www.dockboxes.com 3.Dock Fenders www.bestdockbumper.com 4.PWC Docks www.sportport.com 5.Dock/Marine Hardware www.dockedge.com 6.Dock Maintainance?Flooring www.thruflow.com ...
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    Clean Boat Act of 2008
    On July 29 2008, President Bush signed into law H.R.5949/S.2766 the Clean Boat Act of 2008, protecting the more than 17 million recreational boats throughout the U.S. from unprecedented and unnessary federal regulations. The signing of the bill permanently and fully restores a longstanding, commonsense regulation that excludes recreational boaters and ...
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    Awesome Boating Websites to Visit
    1.Fuel Tank Conditioners www.algue-x.net 2.Towable Inflatable Tubes www.airhead.com 3.Battery relocation kit www.quickcable.com 4.Heat Sensors www.sea-fire.com 5.Coleman Marine Products www.coleman.com 6.Stearns Lifejackets www.stearnsinc.com 7.Marine Paints www.aquagard-boatpaint.com 8.Trailer "Load Mate" www.loadmate.seasense.com 9.Underwater Lighting www.aqualuma. ...
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    Starbrite Boat Cleaning Products Online
    Available for picky boaters...Sea Safe Boat Wash, Wash & Wax, Hull Cleaner, Non-Skid Deck Cleaner are all Eco-friendly and biodegradable yet deliver full-strength, no compromises cleaning POWER. They are safe for the environment but tough on dirt and grime. See online @ www.starbrite.com --(800)-327-8583 ...
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    Captain's Bucket of Clean
    IMAR Products Inc manufactures superior line of products that are designed to keep your boat looking brand new. IMAR Strataglass Cleaner/ Protective Polish plus IMAR Stamoid Vinyl Cleaner/ Protective Cream/Protective Spray. See online @ www.Imarsales.com Call today!(703)-330-4693 ...
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    Area Tent's Boat Trailering Checklist
    Boat Trailering Checklist! 1.Use a Safety Checklist for your tow vehicle 2.Coupler,hitch, & hitch ball are of the SAME size. 3.Coupler and safety chains are installed and secured to the hitch of the tow vehicle 4.All fastners/lugnuts are properly tightened 5.Wheel bearings maintained 6.Load is within maximum carrying capacity 7. ...
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    2013 National Marina Day!
    Saturday June 8, 2013 is National Marine Day. The goal of the National Marina Day is the education of politicians, civic leaders, and the public about the important role the marina industry plays in the cities and towns across the nation as family-friendly gateways to boating and the sewards of the environment. ...
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    Selling a Boat? see www.boattraderonline.com
    If you are planning on selling a used boat, check out www.boattraderonline.com for ideas. It is a great idea and it may worth your time to look at this online site for the purposes of valuing your boat for future sale. Hey Good Luck! ...
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