The HK House of Peers was pleased to
present Let Freedom Ring!,
A Harmony Kingdom Event.
This event promised a fun-filled
weekend with HK collectors, artists Peter Calvesbert and Monique
Baldwin, and Harmony Ball Company notables. Let Freedom Ring! took place in the historic Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia,
October 1-3, 2004. The Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel was our
host hotel, where you were able to walk out the door to find shops,
restaurants, museums, and historic sites all around.
Let Freedom Ring! was the theme for the event, reflecting on Philadelphia's history.
Not only does Let Freedom Ring echo our country's most precious
right, but it also applies to all of us as individuals. Pete carved an event piece by the same name.
what attendees experienced in Philadelphia this October:
- A fun, interactive
event, creating a "Get to know each other
atmosphere" for collectors, the artists and HBC staff
- Events beginning with Registration at noon on Friday and ending
at 1:00 pm on Sunday
- Harmony Kingdom Artists Peter Calvesbert and Monique Baldwin as well
as HBC staff in attendance
Exclusive 'Let Freedom Ring!' Event
- Welcoming Reception, Dinner Banquet and a fabulous Sunday Brunch
- Hospitality Room for relaxation, games and light refreshments
- Lots and lots of door prizes and surprises for everyone
The preliminary agenda was:
Friday, October 1, 2004
- Welcome Session
- Games HK Style including a Treasure Hunt
- Reception Friday evening
with plenty of Door Prizes
Saturday, October 2, 2004
- Signing times (morning and afternoon)
- Swap 'n Sell
- Lucky Dip
- Paint Your Own
- "Murphy's Marble Dust Awards" Dinner
Sunday, October 3, 2004
- Grand Finale Brunch with Live Charity Auction
All events were scheduled to provide two-hour breaks between sessions
for plenty of relaxation and socializing time.
The event itself costs $199,
which includes event piece, Friday Reception, Saturday Dinner
Banquet and Sunday Brunch. If you used a credit card or make payment
through PayPal, the cost was $205, to cover the fees.
Reservations were non-refundable, but may be transferred to someone
else if proper notice was provided to the Reservation staff. The
event was limited to 320 people.
We hope you had the opportunity to be a part of this great event!
Early Bird Registration (Closed):
Thanks to all the Harmony Kingdom collectors who registered and
paid before December 8, 2003! Without your support, this Event
could not be held. These folks were acknowledged at the Event
for it is through their vision that we gathered in
Philadelphia in October 2004.
The first 200 reservations received this early bird piece,
carved by Monique Baldwin.
Registration is closed. To book your place at the event or for more information, contact HOP by
e-mail at [email@example.com]. Details for paying by credit or check were available
on our REGISTRATION page.
Check back often to read the latest news regarding Let Freedom Ring!
chose the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel as the
venue for Let Freedom Ring! Located in the historic Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia
and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the
hotel was originally constructed in 1926. With 545 rooms, the
hotel is large enough for our collectors, yet it retains a
feeling of intimacy. The staff has gone out of their way to work
with the event committee. The rooms are more than comfortable
and the food is outstanding! It is close to a wide variety of
shopping and restaurants as well as public transportation to
Attendees made their own reservations with the hotel. The
hotel blocked enough rooms for our event; however,
reservations needed to be complere prior to September 9, 2004. You needed to make your reservations early, to
insure you get the room type and size you needed. Room rates started
at $117 per night for 1-2 people. The room rate was also
available for three days prior to and three days after the
event, so attendees could take advantage of all that Philadelphia
had to offer. The hotel is pet friendly and will accept small
pets. A $50 non-refundable deposit was required. Guests with pets
are assigned rooms on the "pet" floor.
hotel had established a Web page just for the event where you
could obtain additional information about the hotel (including a
virtual tour) and make your reservations online.
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