Thursday, July 2, 2015


ATTENTION Conference 2015 Attendees

Schedule of Events: 

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Conference Registration, Seminar & Welcome Reception
1:00pm - 6:00pm • Hotel Lobby
• Conference Registration — For those choosing the
Friday bus transportation option, register for the bus
and purchase your bus pass when you pick up your registration 
packet.
6:00pm - 10:00pm • in front of Salons A, B, C
• Conference Registration
6:00pm - 7:00pm • Garfield Room • “First Time Attendees” Event
- presented by Harold Cook and Josh Copeland
This is being offered for the first time for First Timers, focusing
on how to get the most out of the Conference and answer all your
questions. We encourage all First Timers to attend so that you don’t
miss a thing during Conference.
7:30pm - 11:00pm • Salons A&B • Welcoming Reception —
“Four Seasons of HLC = Four Seasons of FUN!”
• Be sure to join us at the mixer and come dressed for
your favorite SEASON or SEASONAL activity! Costumes
can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like, so pick
your favorite season!
• Check out the “Gone Dishing”, the “Picking Posies Race”,
the “Ants in Pie Pans” and more!
• The mixer is always a great opportunity to see old friends,
meet new ones, and swap dish stories.
• There will be a cash bar, and lots of great prizes.

Friday, July 17, 2015
HLC Factory Tours, Hall China Tours, plus Shopping
7:00am - 8:00am
• Conference Registration - If you didn’t get your registration packet
Thursday, pick it up at the HLCCA registration table by the hotel main
entrance. Name tags are required for admittance to all events.
8:00am
• Buses leave hotel promptly for Newell, WV.
For those choosing this option, show your bus pass to board the buses
at the hotel main entrance.
8:30am - 12:30noon
• Factory Tour of The Homer Laughlin China Company,
and shopping at the HLC Retail Factory Outlet.
Coffee and pastries will be available.
Lunch provided following factory tour, courtesy of
The Homer Laughlin China Factory Outler and HLCCA.
12:30pm
• The buses leave HLC promptly at 12:30pm for Hall China Company in
East Liverpool, Ohio — show your bus pass with name tag.
1:00pm - 2:00pm
• Hall China Company factory tour and Hall China Closet outlet 
shopping, in East Liverpool, Ohio.
2:00pm
• The buses leave Hall China Company promptly for Pottery City 

Antiques Mall, and Museum of Ceramics. — show your bus pass with 
name tag.
2:15pm - 5:15pm
• East Liverpool shopping at Pottery City Antiques Mall, and Museum of
Ceramics.
5:30pm
• The buses leave East Liverpool promptly to return to hotel - For those
choosing this option— show your bus pass with name tag. Board the
buses at the Pottery City Antiques Mall entrance.
6:30pm - 7:00pm - “Eat and Peek”
• Free hors d’oeurves plus cash bar while you preview the HLCCA
Auction items - Salons B&C
7:00pm - ’til
• HLCCA Auction - Salons B&C
• Make sure you bring the correct bidding card enclosed in your
registration packet (yellow card marked Friday auction.)
• Cash / Personal Check / Visa & MasterCard accepted. (No debit cards)

Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2015
HLCCA Exhibits (Embassy Ballroom)
7:00am - 9:00am - Embassy Ballroom
• Exhibit Set-ups: Lg. Displays, Microzibits, Tablescapes and Floral -
Exhibitors can start setting up their exhibits at 7:00am. Please see the
judges at the door entrance for numbered table tags for your entries.
9:15am - 10:00am - Judging of Exhibits - Embassy Ballroom
• Lg. Display Exhibits are judged on a “points” system -- judged on their
own merit, not against each other. (multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze
awards may result.) One grand award is presented to the overall best
entry.
10:00am - 2:00pm - Embassy Ballroom
• Lg. Display Exhibits (Open to Conference Registrants only)
Make sure to vote for the “People’s Choice” best display exhibit 
with the ballot that is included in your registration packet.
10:00am - 2:00pm - Embassy Ballroom
• Microzibits, Floral and Tablescape Exhibits (Open to Conference
Registrants only.) Make sure to vote for the “People’s Choice” best
microzibit, floral and tablescape with the ballots that are included 
in your registration packet.
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Embassy Ballroom
• Lg. Display Exhibits, Microzibits, Tablescapes and Floral Exhibits Break
Down - Please have all exhibits and materials removed from the
ballroom promptly by 4:00pm.

Show & Sale (Salon A and Garfield Room )
6:00am - 9:00am • Dealer booth(s) setup for Show & Sale
(Salon A /Consignments in Garfield Room)
- option Friday evening, 9:00pm - 12:00midnight
9:00am - 2:00pm • Show & Sale: (Salon A and Garfield Room)
• Open to Conference Registrants
• Garfield room contains HLCCA member consignments (open to the
public) and HLCCA merchandise (HLCCA booth opening at 10:00am;
members only - must be wearing name tag)
10:00am - 2:00pm • Show & Sale: Open to General Public:
$5.00 Donation
2:00pm - 4:00pm • Show & Sale: Dealers break down booths

HLCCA Seminars and Video
• Video Presentation - “Dishes - a documentary about collecting Fiesta”
- by Amy Levine. “Dishes” explores the world of Fiesta collecting and
examines why people are so passionate about their dishware.
11:00am - 12:00noon - Salons B&C
12:00noon - 1:00pm - Salons B&C
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Salons B&C
2:00pm - Salons B&C • Introduction to the Collector’s Speed Learning
Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Pantry/Atrium and Salons B&C
• Collector’s Speed Learning Event - Three 15-minute mini-events
(rotating 1 in Salons B&C, two in the Atrium/Pantry where you will find 
out more about managing your inventory and insuring your collection,
tips on taking great dish pics with your cell phone cameras, and how to
identify authentic Fiesta in your flea market finds.
3:15pm - 4:00pm - Salons B&C
• “Come Over to My House”: Collectors’ Show and Tell - presented by
Kathy Holley. This session features slideshows prepared by
three members, sharing their treasures and how they integrate 
their love of HLC items into their lives.
4:00pm - 4:45pm - Salons B&C
• Conversation with Dave Conley, HLC Director of Sales and Marketing -
Dave Conley will be available to answer your questions about HLC and
their dinnerware products
6:00pm - 7:00pm
• Pre-Banquet Cocktail Hour: Pantry/Atrium / Cash bar
7:00pm - 11:00pm - Salons B&C
• Annual Awards Banquet Dinner, Vintage Costume Contest and HLCCA
Auction, Cash bar. Make sure you bring the correct bidding card
enclosed in your registration packet (white bidding card marked 
Saturday auction.)
• Cash / Personal Check / Visa & MasterCard accepted. (No debit cards)

Sunday • July 19, 2015
Breakfast Buffet & Business Meeting 

9:00am - 11:00am • Breakfast: Salons B&C
10:00am - 12:00noon • HLCCA Business Meeting • Salons B&C

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fireworks


Fireworks was a Homer Laughlin China Company Outlet Exclusive. 
It was released in 2002. Its decoration consists of fireworks 
with stars in red and blue on white Fiesta.
Exact numbers are not known but documentation indicates 
that the serving tray may have been made in more limited numbers.
While production ceased in 2007, Fireworks items can still 
be found on the secondary market.
#0412 Bread Tray, 12" x 5 3/4"
#0490 Bud Vase, 6"
#0764 2 Cup Teapot
#0487 Deep Dish Pie Plate, 10 1/4"


 Collectors looking for this decal can find it on the following items:

Fireworks
#0466 Dinner Plate, 10 1/2"
#0412 Bread Tray, 12" x 5 3/4"
#0452 Cup, 7 3/4 oz.
#0470 Saucer (no decal),  5 7/8"
#0468 Serving Tray, 12"
#0490 Bud Vase, 6"
#0453 Mug, 10 1/4 oz.
#0764 2 Cup Teapot
#0487 Deep Dish Pie Plate, 10 1/4"



-- submitted by Andrea Sunnen

photos courtesy Jennifer Flory, Harold Cook