GATHER AT THE HK CORRAL!!
The HK House of Peers, in conjunction with Harmony Kingdom, was pleased to announce a special gathering at the HK CORRAL in Phoenix for a western weekend. You were able to join old friends and make new ones. We hope you made plans to mosey out West for a fun-filled weekend of old-time camaraderie, some gaming down at the saloon, plenty of good eats, and a few prize goodies for the saddlebags!
The dates were October 13–15, 2006 – the place was Phoenix, Arizona – an oasis in the beautiful desert country! If you've never been there, you might want to add a few days to your trip to do some sightseeing to possibly visit the Grand Canyon and other amazing sites. HOP had an optional trip to Sedona on Thursday, the day before the convention began.
A fun-filled weekend was planned for all Harmony Kingdom collectors! There were games, artist signings, event pieces, a swap 'n sell, the ever-popular Lucky Dip, door prizes, raffles, and an auction with rare Harmony Kingdom pieces. We began with a Lunch with the Artist on Friday. That night you were able to join us at the Charity Fundraiser Casino Night. Line dancing followed the Saturday western style cookout. For those who needed to learn, lessons were provided earlier in the day. And that's just a taste of the activities that came your way.
Our guests of honor was Harmony Kingdom artist Peter Calvesbert and our Founders Noel Wiggins and Lisa Yashon. We were also pleased to announce the appearance of Harmony Ball staff members Sandy Auer and Bobbie Hill. Peter also brought his family with him to enjoy the southwest part of the US!
Sherman Drackett carved Desert Serenade, an event exclusive figurine for attendees. And, Peter Calvesbert has carved the most unusual figurine Cowboy Boots and a self-portrait pendant Pistol Pete which were available for attendees to purchase. Read more about our EVENT PIECES, complete with the latest photos! Orders must have been received by September 18, 2006.
The cost of the event was $225 per person. Registrations must have been received by September 30, 2006. HK CORRAL REGISTRATION. Independent club or Royal Watch membership was not required for attendance.
The host hotel was the EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL PHOENIX-TEMPE just six miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. All suites included a separate living room with a sofa bed and kitchen area, with a refrigerator and microwave. Hotel reservations, independent of the event registration, must have been made before September 19, 2006. Guests at the hotel received:
- Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast
- Manager's cocktail reception every day
- Free transportation from/to the airport
- Free car parking
- Wireless high-speed Internet access is available throughout the hotel
What are you getting for your fee? See our SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for the weekend. In addition to entry to all activities, attendees received two event box figurines in addition to the Early Bird figurine Boots (if qualified). Fees also included the "Lunch with the Artist" and the "Western Buffet Dinner." There were many opportunities to win in the contests and games throughout the weekend. Everyone received a "goodie" bag and can enjoy the delightful selection of items in the Hospitality Suite.
A special message board was created on MSN]. While this board could be read by anyone, posting is restricted to attendees or people with a role in the event. The message board was created to give attendees a place to ask questions or talk about the upcoming event. You got ideas of places to go or things to see while in the Phoenix area, and could even participate in a weekly contest.
Each week, on the HK CORRAL message board, ONE person received $10 in HK Gold Coin which was waiting for them in their HK CORRAL registration packet. The 'Coin' could be used for purchasing charity drawing tickets and merchandise at the event. (The 'Coin' could not be used prior to the event.) You were automatically included in the weekly drawing with a post to any thread; between Wednesday and Tuesday of the following week.
Get your hat and boots, and then meet us at the HK CORRAL in Phoenix.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL PHOENIX-TEMPE
PHOENIX ZOO OR DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
SEDONA, ARIZONA TOUR