Before I let Sara take over this blog post, I must say Happy 8th Birthday Miss Amanda!
Here's Sara...."So....the 435 party and art fair are quickly approaching and we have been working out all of the lovely details to ensure you all have a swell time! The party is Friday, June26 at 6:00pm and will be located at the fabulous Kachmann Gallery. It's an art gallery, yoga studio, home to some of the coolest businesses around, and very cool place to host a party. The party is family friendly and will have great entertainment for the kids and a great band for the adults. As well as some really cute, single bartenders...and lots of really yummy hor d'oeuvres. Oh, and I've also had questions regarding the attire, just be yourself, and be comfortable (and we definitely won't hold it against you if you are sporting some MJC ;)! This is just for fun..we will not be selling art fair goodies at the 435 party...sorry!
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Residence Inn (5 miles away) for Friday and Saturday evening. Our group code is MJCC and our group rate is $89.
We also have rooms reserved at the Hilton downtown (2 minutes) away for Friday and Saturday. Our group code is MAT and our group rate is $109.
(thanks Laurel for the pic)...There are lots of fun events going on in downtown Fort Wayne too. You should definitely check out our minor league baseball team, the Tincaps (I know the name is very intimidating!) But, in all seriousness we have a brand new stadium and it is AMAZING. In fact Lynette and I just stopped by there this afternoon and we were in complete awe....and there's tons of stuff there for kids to do if you're bringing your families. And the tickets are super cheap...you can get great lawn seats for $5! We also have a great family zoo. The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo was voted one of the top ten zoos in the country by Parents magazine! Our Greek Festival is also going on and is within walking distance from the Hilton. Needless to say, I think there are tons of events going on that will you keep you busy!!
We are so excited to meet you all and can't wait for you to come to Fort Wayne! On a sidenote, if you have emailed me and I haven't gotten back to you, please know that I did get your RSVP and I hope this post answers many of your questions.....
For new RSVP's shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
So Lynette and Kayla keep telling me people may be camping out in the parking lot. To be completely honest this is not such a good idea. We are not in the best of locations, hint..it may not be all that safe, and worst of all, we do not have a paved parking lot. The gravel may be a bit uncomfortable. So get a good nights sleep...in a bed!
Oh, the 435 Art Fair starts at 10:00am on Saturday, June 27th. And everyone does realize that this is a Matilda Jane art fair only, right?? It is NOT like PLYMOUTH where there are hundreds of other exhibiting artists. The 435 Art Fair is is MJC and MJC only. No other artists will be displaying.