AOK - The Art of Keepsakes
30 years of Keepsakes

Used with permission of author:  Diana St. James


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AOK handled by (Megan Berger) Kicking Cow Productions
710 North 2nd Street, Suite 200-5, St. Louis, MO 63102

AOK Local Club Dinner
Only for KOC AND Local Club members. Tickets ordered through Local Clubs which submit forms to Kicking Cow.
Fee $25. Nonrefundable but are transferable.
No guests. Over 5 needs a ticket. Under 5 on lap doesn’’t receive orns.

Held the evening prior to each AOK event.
4:00 pm - Decorating Frame entry submission starts, closes at 7:00 pm.
6:30 pm - entry for dinner/events. Over by 9:30 pm.

Frame Guidelines - Frame 8 x 10 or smaller with firm hanger, must have a keepsake orn attached, name and local club on front or back. Submit between 4-7:00 pm on Friday. Will be given claim ticket to pick up Saturday between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Any unclaimed will be discarded.

Free Gift with Frame entry - Colorway Grandma Photo Holder.

Free Gift with Dinner ticket –– Colorway 2003 Pony for Christmas

Local Club Dinner Includes
Sit down dinner –– chicken
colorway ornament (see above, 2003 Pony)
Artist Signatures –– can receive one each. (Charter MAY get two each? rumor...)
Entertainment - games with great prizes.
Mingle with the KOC staff.
Surprise for Charter members.

AOK Event
Only for KOC members. Fee is $50 - call 1-800-249-3993 to register.
Anniversary events in five cities, may attend as many as you want.
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Can pick up registration packets Friday afternoon.
3:00 pm - must have picked up Local Club frame or it will be discarded by HMK.

AOK Will include
““Gallery”” of artists w/bios and personal items from their offices
Retrospective 30 years of Keepsakes display
Photographic replicas of the J.C. Hall Christmas Trees
Retrospective photo show of past club events
Local Club frame display
Opportunity to get artist signatures –– 1 of each
Two Seminars: Ultimate Inside Scoop and Mattel Presentation
Two Games: Trivia and Scavenger Hunt
Surprise for Charter Members.

Goody bag of 2003 ornaments
four colorways (8 for local club members of clubs with 75% attendance at the AOKs):
1. Cool Decade
2. Snow Cozy
3. Home For Christmas
4. Santa’’s On His Way
Special product for purchase
30 Ann Comm Collaborative Frame w/22 miniature orns $75
30 Ann Comm Bells –– Set 3 $40.00
Colorway 1929 Chevrolet Fire Engine $18.95
Colorway The Decision $9.95
Colorway Antique Tractor $6.95
Lapel Pin $5.00 (may purchase two)
Set of all Cities Dangles $5.00
Denim Hallmark shirt $ ?

Register-to-Win Colorway Prizes (15 of each prize in every city)
1. Angels We Have Heard
2. Moose On The Loose
3. Town Hall Special Edition Nostalgic Houses & Shops
4. Santa’’s Big Rig - Here Comes Santa
5. What Child Is This
All prize winners must be present to win. Hallmark will keep drawing until all of the prizes have been given away.

Locations and Artists Scheduled to Sign
JULY 26 –– Scottsdale, AZ
Ken Crow, Dill Rhodus, Sharon Visker, Anita Rogers, Nina Aube
Scottsdale Hyatt Regency Resort at Gainey Ranch
7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 991-3388, Ext 76. $135 per night single/double occupancy

AUGUST 2 –– Chicago, IL
Robert Chad, Lynn Norton, Sue Tague, Tracy Larsen, Duane Unruh
Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort
10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Marriott Lincolnshire for Chicago is entirely sold out. There are two hotels directly across the street (as of 5/8/03) have availability. They are:
Spring Hill, 300 Marriott Drive 847/793-7500
Lincolnshire Courtyard 505 Milwaukee Avenue 847/634-9555

AUGUST 16 –– Dallas, TX
Joyce Lyle, Nello Williams, Don Palmiter, Kris Kline, Katrina Bricker
Dallas Marriott Las Colinas
223 West Las Collinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
(800) MARRIOTT $94 per night single/double occupancy

AUGUST 30 –– Boise, ID
Linda Sickman, Ed Seale, John Francis, Joanne Eschrich, Chris Webb
The Grove Hotel and Boise Convention Center
245 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise, ID 83702
(208) 333-8000 $99 per night single/double occupancy
Saturday's event will be held at adjacent Boise Convention Center.

SEPTEMBER 6 –– Philadelphia, PA
LaDene Vortruba, Julie Forsyth, Tammy Haddix, Nina Aube, Patricia Andrews
Adam's Mark Hotel
City Avenue & Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
(800)444-2326 $123 per night single/double. Triple rate is $133; Quad rate is $143.


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