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NEWSFLASH UPDATE - APRIL 11, 2018
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

HK Mardi Gras

The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom UK Ltd
featured HK Mardi Gras – April 6-7, 2018 – New Orleans, Louisiana

 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENTS

A weekend of events was planned to start with an Optional Outing tour of New Orleans and a sugar plantation on Friday, April 6th. The official event was Saturday, April 7th with new activities throughout the day.

The schedule was:

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
  9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Orleans City & Plantation Tour (Optional): The coach leaves the hotel promptly at 9:30 a.m. and you spend the day seeing New Orleans and Oak Alley Plantation.
Lunch is not provided, but there are two stops where you can get food.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7
  9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration
Any time during the morning you get in line for your registration package. It will have your event pieces, any items you ordered, your name badge and Goodie Bag.

  9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Peter Calvesbert Signing
If you want items signed, this is your chance in an old-fashioned Signing Line.

  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Paint-Your-Own (All day)
Have fun painting your own color selections for the Paint-Your-Own (unpainted Texas Speed Bump) figurine. There is no contest, BUT a prize winner will be drawn from all who participate, so have fun!

  11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Swap ‘n Sell setup and sale
Raffle Ticket Sales and Silent Auction bidding

  12 noon – 1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch is Served
All other activities are suspended
  1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ballet Performance by Millie Calvesbert

  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Activities include:

  • Bingo with special HK prizes
  • Puzzles & Scavenger Hunt
  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Tea – enjoy coffee or a selection of teas with your cake.
  4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Winners!
  • Raffle Drawings
  • Puzzle & Scavenger Hunt Winners
  • PYO Winner
  • Silent Charity Auction
  5:30 p.m. Farewell

 

NEW ORLEANS CITY & PLANTATION TOUR (Optional)

There was a coach tour of the City and Oak Alley Plantation on Friday, April 6th. Visit the OPTIONAL EVENT TOUR page for a more detailed description.

The exclusive tour designed just for us in New Orleans included:

  • Introduction to the French Quarter, Jackson Square, French Market, and U.S. Mint
  • Esplanade Ave. with fine Creole homes with delicate wrought iron fences and balconies
  • Visit St. Louis III Cemetery often called “the city of the dead”
  • Beautiful City Park with its lush greenery and scenic lagoons including stop for coffee and beignets at Morning Call Coffee Stand
  • Hurricane Katrina review as we travel through Lakeview, one of the hardest hit areas of New Orleans, and view the massive pumping station in the 17th Street Canal at Lake Pontchartrain
  • Tour the home and grounds of the Oak Alley Plantation, which was once a sugar plantation
  • Travel through the old town of Carrollton and the route of the St. Charles Streetcar passing Tulane and Loyola Universities
  • See the ancient oaks of Audubon Park
  • View some of the city’s loveliest Uptown neighborhoods and the Greek Revival architecture of the Garden District

We met in the Royal St. Charles Hotel lobby at 9:15 a.m. and the tour departed at 9:30 a.m. and lasted 6—6 1/2 hours.

The cost for the trip was $78 and included: an air-conditioned motor coach, a licensed Tour Guide, entrance into Oak Alley Plantation, and coffee with beignets at Morning Call Coffee Stand. Participants received a special HK gift.

While lunch is not provided, we had two opportunities to get refreshments – at Morning Call Coffee Stand and/or the Plantation Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor.
 

PETER SIGNING

If you want items signed, this was your chance. It was just an old-fashioned Signing Line with a maximum of five (5) pieces signed each time through the line. If you wanted more signed, go back through the line once again. Everyone registered can participate in the Signing Line (Collector or Associate). A suggestion for those coming from a distance: just bring the lids to be signed. That's how most people did in the 1990s and early 2000s at the International Collectible Exposition in the US and the Birthday Bash events in the UK.

Note: All event pieces will be signed in advance.
 

WHAT DID YOU GET FOR YOUR REGISTRATION?

In case you are not sure of what you got for your registration, when you are present at the event, here is a quick glimpse.

NOTE: If you registered as an Attending Collector and do not appear at the event, your registration reverts to the privileges of a Non-Attending Collector. You will be refunded for any “Attendee Only” items you may have ordered, and charged shipping costs for your items, unless we know at least 10 days in advance. See a description of the Non-Attendee privileges at EVENT OFFERINGS & REGISTRATION.

All attendees (Collectors and Associates) received the following, as part of your registration:

  • Saturday buffet lunch and Afternoon Tea
  • Goodie Bag which includes a special piece as a gift from Pete and Andrea
  • Plus participation in all activities throughout the weekend.

Collectors also received:

  • Event box figurine Gambolling Gators, one included with your registration, and the option to buy additional pieces
  • Early bird figurine Mardi Gras Pete (if you qualified)

Both Collectors and Associates also had the right-to-buy these optional items using the Attendee Order Form:

  • Gambolling Gators II - our “Version 2” solid figurine
  • Right-to-Buy Faithful Followers – the exclusive box figurine for those in attendance only
  • Paint-Your-Own (unpainted Texas Speed Bump) figurine
  • Merchandise exclusive to the event
  • As many Raffle Tickets as you like!
     
CHARITY ACTIVITIES

Some activities were planned to focus on giving back! At the UK event last year, we raised $12,000 for charity. To do this, we had raffles and auctions to support the charity: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at www.nami.org. You could pre-order raffle tickets which are personalized with your name. The cost was two tickets for $5.00 or ten tickets for $20.00. A few of the raffles were offered to Non-Attending Collectors and the public.

NAMI

Cash, checks, and credit cards could be used for raffles and the silent auction. You were able to make your checks for raffle tickets payable directly to NAMI, for our charity, or to HK House of Peers.
 

SWAP ‘N SELL

Did you have a handmade craft that you wanted to sell? Did you have any extra pieces you don’t need? One activity on Saturday was the Swap ‘n Sell. The cost was $20 for a skirted and draped table with two chairs.
 

PAINT-YOUR-OWN

Texas Speed BumpHave you always wanted to create your own painted version of a figurine? This was your chance! Paint-Your-Own figurines (unpainted versions of Texas Speed Bump) were available for only $25 each, and you could order as many as you like, just download. A few were available at the event for those who get the last-minute urge to paint. Paints and brushes were provided to create your one-of-a-kind painted masterpiece, or you could bring your own brushes. This was a full-size Treasure Jest box figurine that you have plenty of time to paint.

While there was no judging contest, we had your personal masterpieces displayed AND a prize winner was drawn from all who participated.
 

EVENT MERCHANDISE

Event shirts were available for pre-order only. Shirts were available in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold, and green. See the EVENT LOGO MERCHANDISE page for a detailed description.
 

SUMMARY

Harmony Kingdom UK and HK House of Peers were thrilled to have so many people coming to the event in New Orleans! We wanted this to be a special event to celebrate your support of Peter and Andrea Calvesbert and Harmony Kingdom over the last 22 years.

Your Order Form(s) and payment must have been returned/postmarked by November 15, 2017 to ensure your order could be fulfilled.

 


Hope we saw you in New Orleans (Nawlins) in 2018!
Laissez les bons temps rouler
(Let the good times roll)


Andrea and Peter Calvesbert
www.harmonykingdom-uk.com
Leanna Barron
president@houseofpeers.com

 


 

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