Volunteer Information

All info below is about the 2024 event.


Coordinator: Dawn Jefferson

You must register and pay online. At the event, tables will be set up right outside the main ballroom – straight ahead of the entry doors, where you’ll need to pick up your badge. You must have your badge before taking part in Get Together activities.

Any last minute questions or concerns with registration should be directed to Dawn. However, this site has listed every last thing we can think of about registration, so please, check the registration page first.

Find out more about RAGT Registration →


Coordinators: Sabra Harp and Kaleen Cooper

This year the profits from our raffle will benefit CancerFree Kids, a tremendous organization that has taken on the vastly underfunded cause of pediatric cancer research. CancerFree Kids focuses on funding innovative research that has the promise of gentler treatments and cures for children with cancer. We are excited to see what we can do for this amazing charity!

Our raffle continues to succeed because of the creativity and generosity of our donors! We are grateful for every single donation, and encourage anyone who wants to provide a prize to do so. However, there are some space limitations so we need to cap the number of raffle prizes we are able to accept for RAGT24. Will you please work with us on the following?

  • For those of us who like to donate multiple prizes to the raffle, please help us by bringing no more than five (5) prizes per individual or per group. If you have more than five prizes you'd like to donate, please contact the Raffle Coordinator first to find out if there will be sufficient room for the extras.
  • Please do not donate used books as/in a raffle prize. (Exceptions include: out-of-print or hard-to-find books; books in “New” or “Like New” condition)
  • If you would like to donate a prize to our raffle, we must hear from you! Our Raffle Prize Submission Form will be active from April 1 – May 27, 2024. We will need one form for each prize you donate.

If you need any additional information or have any questions prior to filling out the Raffle Prize Submission Form, feel free to email the Raffle Committee, but remember that all prize information needs to be submitted through the form.

Thank you all for your generosity. We’re looking forward to a great raffle!

Anyone can donate to the raffle!

You do not have to be registered to donate to the raffle. Every year many generous individuals send in wonderful items that we group with other items to make enticing raffle prizes. But everyone, whether attending or not, must fill out the Raffle Prize Submission Form.


This year we will be at the Holiday Inn, Cincinnati Airport in Erlanger, Kentucky. There are two airport choices: Cincinnati Airport (CVG) or Dayton Airport (DAY). Pricing varies.


Feel free to use the RAGT Facebook page and join our Facebook Group to coordinate with other travelers on rides to and from the DAY airport. However, CVG has a shuttle service.

Goody Bags: Small items

Coordinators: Angie Gabbard

Authors, if you're sending items for the goody bags, please note the following:

  • Send enough pieces for 400 bags.
  • Send items no sooner than April 1.
  • Remember that we are no longer taking paper products. Any paper promo items you have can be handed out during the signing.
  • IMPORTANT: Goody bag items being shipped to Angie must be received by May 23rd.
  • Magnets must be sent in advance. They're very time consuming on the day of stuffing.
  • Authors: Books donated to the goody bags will be sent to not Angie.

    *Send no sooner than May 1.
    *Please note: Books sent for the goody bags have to *arrive* by May 31st. Not be shipped, but be at our location by that date.
    *Be sure you properly label the box for the goody bag.
    *Inside the box, please include a note with the title and number of books included.
    *Please contact if you plan to send donated books.

Here are some of the Benefit Books from Previous RAGTs:

Where to send stuff:

If you have small items (pens, chapsticks, candies, etc...) you can mail those after April 1 to:

  • Angie Gabbard
    c/o GCPL
    201 Barnes Road
    Williamstown, KY 41097

Books that you would like donated to the goody bags should be clearly marked for the goodybag on the outside of the package and mailed after May 1. Including a note inside, with your email address, is very helpful if you want confirmation of receipt!

All Authors, whether attending the event or not, are welcome to supply books for the goody bags! We will stuff 400 bags, but you can donate as few as 50 books and we will mix them into the bags. No used books.
Books should be sent to:

  • Lori Foster
    P. O. Box 854
    Ross, OH 45061
  • *Please note: Books sent for the goody bags have to *arrive* by May 31st. Not be shipped, but be at our location by that date.

Ready to send in your Goody Bag items?
Okay, but PLEASE note the "not before" delivery dates so you don't overwhelm the volunteers. Thanks.

Once we stuff the goody bags, no one will be permitted to add items to it, so please plan ahead!


Coordinator: Kathy Andrico

Candid photos will be taken throughout the event. In addition, group photos can be arranged with Kathy upon request.

Updates for where / when photos are posted will be made available on RAGT Photos Google Groups (email Kathy to join).

On-site Volunteers

Coordinator: Michelle Eriksen

The RAGT depends upon a variety of helpers to keep our event running smoothly. You’ll see our volunteers put swag out onto tables for parties and meals, help organize lines and run errands during the book signings, and assist with setup for the book sales. If you would like to add your name to the list of potential volunteers, let our Volunteer Coordinator know by filling out our interest form. We can't guarantee a job for every interested person, but we’d love to have you on our list!

After you have completed registration for RAGT, fill out the Volunteer Interest form here. Please do not fill out the Volunteer Interest form until you receive an email confirmation that your registration is complete.

SPONSORS/AUTHORS: If you are sponsoring a meal or a party at RAGT and you'd benefit from a little extra assistance getting set up on the day of, make sure you let our Volunteer Coordinator know. We can help!

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