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NCA releases 100th birthday party details

The National Costumers Association’s 100th birthday bash is just weeks away and the schedule looks fabulous.

On Friday 4 August, guests will arrive and register and from 3pm, take part in porpoise practise in the pool.

From 6-7pm, cocktail hour and meet and greet will take place in ballroom A,B,C and D, followed by the opening night party: ‘Harrelson’s Hideout, a 1920s Speakeasy’. 1920s costumes are optional but appreciated.

On Saturday 5 August, the schedule is as follows:

8-9 am Breakfast in the hotel gathering area.

9:15-9:30 am Welcome in the main ballroom

9:45-11:00 am Class: “Behind Every Mask There is a Face….and Behind Every Face There is a Story.”  Madrid Room. Attendees will learn how to create an elaborate mask that tells your story for the Bal Masque banquet.

11:15-12:15 pm Class: “Marketing Beyond the Basics.” Madrid Room. Whether YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok or something new, social media and digital marketing are critical for your business.

12:15-1:15 pm Buffet lunch – Greenhouse Area

1:30-2:30 pm Class: “To Halloween and Beyond.” Madrid Room. Learn how to sell beyond Halloween; diversify your products, expand to new audiences, and test new marketing initiatives.

2:45-3:45 pm Class: “Between Friends: Hacks for your Business.” Madrid Room, Members will share their unique tricks for our unique businesses.

4-5 pm NCA Business Meeting. Madrid Room

5-6 pm Porpoise Review. Pool area

6-7 pm Cocktail hour (cash bar). Ballrooms A, B, C

7-10 pm Bal Masque Banquet. Ballrooms A, B, C, D

  • President’s remarks and introduction of honoured guests: Past Presidents, Harrelson Award Winners, Harry Palmer Award Winners, Honorary Life Membership, and Unsung Heroes.
  • Presentation of Unsung Hero Award to Rachel Godeli Johnson
  • Presentation of the first Harrelson Plaque to the Lester Essig’s family
  • Installation of the new President and The Board of Directors
  • Historical Presentation and Slide Show: See 100 years of NCA’s history unfold in 25-year increments!
  • Cutting of the 100-year Birthday Cake
  • Farewell and closing remarks by President Terry Sinopoli
  • Hold hands in friendship and sing “Auld Lang Syne” (this is a long-standing NCA tradition)

Those who wish to register for the event, can do so here

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