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PROGRAM

 

Thursday, April 22, 2004

 

2:00pm-7:00pm        Early Bird Registration                             Atrium

                             Goodie Bag Pick-Up                     

 

2:00pm-4:00pm        Pre-Sold Merchandise Pick-Up                  Atrium

 

3:00pm-7:00pm        Pre-Registered House Tour                      Hotel Lobby

                            

3:00pm-8:00pm        Shopping

Sponsored by European Imports & Gifts     Hotel Entrance

                             Free Shuttle To & From

 

5:00pm-7:00pm        Reception                                             Atrium

                             Sponsored by Just Ducky

 

7:00pm-9:30pm        BINGO                                                  Ballroom 4

 

 

 

Friday, April 23, 2004

 

7:00am-4:00pm        Registration                                          Atrium

                             Goodie Bag Pick-Up

    

8:00am-4:00pm        Pre-Sold Merchandise Pick-Up                  Atrium

                            

8:00am                   Make and Take                                      Atrium

                             Fridays Make and Take Tickets on sale

                             (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED)

 

9:00am-10:45am      General Session                                     Ballroom 3

                             Welcoming Remarks

                             Department 56 Question and Answer Session

                               With Susan Engle, Melinda Seegers, and Bill Shadid

                             Introduction of NCC Officers

 

11:00am-1:00pm      Lunch           (2 Locations)                     Ballroom 4

                                                                                      Food Court

 

11:00am-11:45pm     Seminars                                               Various Rooms

 

11:30pm- 3:00pm     Hospitality Room Open                            Room 239

                             Sponsored by Wacky Willagers

 

12:00pm-1:00pm      Prize Room Open to pick up Prizes             Orly Room

 

12:00pm-5:00pm      Market Place Open                                 Ballroom 1 & 2

 

1:00pm-2:45pm        Seminars                                              Various Rooms

 

1:00pm-4:30pm        Display Contest and Raffles Sales Open      Ballroom 5

                             Viewing of Saturdays Auction Items

 

3:00pm-4:00pm        Prize Room Open to pick up Prizes             Orly Room

 

3:00pm-5:00pm        Dickens Tea Celebrating 20 Years             Ballroom 4

                             Enjoy 1800s Games, Tea and Entertainment

Sponsored by Department 56 &

                             The National Council of Clubs

 

5:30pm-8:00pm        Party with All that Jazz                           Ballroom 3

5:30pm-6:00pm        Cocktails

6:00pm-8:00pm        Dinner

6:30pm-8:00pm        The Cory Biggerstaff Trio

7:30pm-8:00pm        Crazy Hat Contest

 

8:00pm-10:30pm      Bingo                                                   Ballroom 3

 

 

 

Saturday, April 24, 2004

 

8:00am-3:00pm        Registration                                          Atrium

                             Goodie Bag Pick-Up

   

8:00am-2:00pm        Pre-Sold Merchandise Pick-Up                  Atrium

                            

8:00am                   Make and Take                                      Atrium

                             Saturdays Make and Take Tickets on sale

                             (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED)

                       

8:00am-4:00pm        Marketplace Open                                  Ballroom 1 & 2

 

9:00am- 11:30pm     Hospitality Room Open                            Room 239

                             Sponsored by Wacky Willagers

 

9:00am-3:00pm        Display Contest and Raffles Sales             Ballroom 5

                             Viewing of Saturdays Auction Items

 

9:00am-11:45am      Seminars                                              Various Rooms

 

10:00am-11:30am     Artist, Neilan Lund                                 Atrium

                                  Designer Dickens Buildings

                                  Signing Pieces/Magazines

 

11:00am-1:00pm      Lunch           (2 Locations)                     Ballroom 4

                                                                                      Food Court

 

12:00pm-1:00pm      Prize Room Open to pick up Prizes             Orly Room

 

1:00pm-4:00pm        Hospitality Room Open                            Room 239

                             Sponsored by Wacky Willagers

 

1:00pm-2:45pm        Seminars                                              Various Rooms

 

3:00pm-4:00pm        Prize Room Open to Pick Up Prizes             Orly Room

 

3:00pm-4:30pm        Artist, Neilan Lund                                 Atrium

                                  Designer Dickens Buildings

                                  Signing Pieces/Magazines

 

5:30pm-9:30pm        Banquet Chicago Style                            Ballroom 3

5:30pm-6:00pm        Cocktails

6:00pm-7:30pm        Dinner

7:00pm-8:30pm        Route 66

8:30pm-9:30pm        Auction proceeds to Benefit the

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

                                  Speaker, Karen Halverson

 

9:30pm-11:30pm      Room Hopping

 

 

 

Sunday, April 25, 2004

 

8:00am-9:00am        Prize Room Open                                    Orly Room

Last Chance to Pick Up Prizes                           

 

8:00am-12:00pm      UPS Shipping                                        Ballroom 1

 

9:00am-11:00am      Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus            Ballroom 3

                             Presentation to Chip Halverson, President,

     Illinois Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

                             Announce Display Contest Winners

                             Charity Auction Results    

Raffle Drawing

                            

Join in the fun by participating in our "Crazy Hat Contest" at dinner Friday night. Each hat must depict some part of the Dept. 56 collection--a beach scene from Season's Bay, a crown from the Tower of London, a bride's hat and veil, replicas of houses, a ghost hat, Mickey Mouse ears etc....use your imagination and have fun with us, and maybe even win a prize!!!.

We would like to thank our premier sponsors:
 
European Imports & Gifts, Niles, IL
1-847-967-5253 (in state)
1-800-227-8670 (out-of-state)

Stone's Hallmark
2508 South Alpine, Rockford, IL 61108
1-(800) 829- 6406 /  1-(815) 399 - 4481
 
Just Ducky
7511 Lemont Rd., Darien, IL 60561
2867 W 95th St., Naperville, IL 60564
630-904-3800

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