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ABC Annual Conference 2008 -Day 1 -November 9th, 2008

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We woke up on Sunday rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to take on the world. Krissy had to get an early start and help stuff conference bags and set-up registration for the conference. Erin and Tammy went over to help also with assembling the pages in the conference binders. We were able to convince Bill to get a shot of the 3 of us at the Fairmount before all of the work started.

Erin,Tammy, & Krissy at the Fairmoutn Hotel in Newport Beach, California

Erin,Tammy, & Krissy at the Fairmount Hotel in Newport Beach, California

After lunch , the conference officially opened with the Tradeshow and some optional seminars. Erin went off to the Sandals Training, Krissy was headed off to set-up for the opening night cocktail party and Tammy headed to the Kate Aspen seminar ( Way cool favors and we have samples to share) and also to assist Krissy with set-up for the cocktail reception. The linens were donated for the cocktail reception by one of our favorite vendors in Florida- Coast to Coast Event Rentals. We were nice enough to bring all of the linens in 2 suitcases on the plane with us. We will not offer that service next time. Do you know how heavy linens are in a suitcase? Try 100 pounds of linens…

The opening cocktail reception was held poolside on the 3rd floor of the Fairmount. Sunday evening’s cocktail reception consisted of pink boas hanging from all of the plants and chairs as you arrived. We had a rum bar with specialty rum drinks and also a bar that had wine and beer available for non-rum drinkers. We had a game show contest going on sponsored by Get Married where you could win prizes and trips if you wanted to be a contestant. They had passed appetizers that consisted of bruschetta, ( Erin and Bill’s Favorite) spanokopita, black bean quesadillas & a make your mashed potato bar with all kinds of yummy toppings. The evening’s dessert was this amazing cake with the ABC logo on it. We Have included a few pictures below of the cocktail party to enjoy.

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