Monday, May 31, 2010

HLCCA Remembers Our Fallen Heroes

In our 200th post, HLCCA salutes the brave American men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom and liberty. To the left is a sample of HLC's Unity shape with a treatment called "Freedom." Unity is one of HLC's foodservice lines.

Please take time on this Memorial Day to reflect upon the blessings we enjoy as Americans.

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Bosque from HLC's Foodservice Line




Bosque is HLC's latest addition to its foodservice lines. It features a unique coupe shape and warm, autumnal colors. Check out HLC's Facebook page for details.

(Photo credit: HLC Facebook page)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Exercise Your Right to Vote

This is just a reminder to cast your vote--your vote does count--for four seats on the HLCCA Board of Directors and for the Best Article for The Dish, Volume 12. HLCCA Board election ballots must be postmarked by June 23rd and mailed to: HLCCA Elections, PO Box 721, North Platte, NE 69103-0721. Best Article ballots must be postmarked by June 30th and mailed to: HLCCA "Best Article" c/o Michael Bailey, 5341 Pine Needle Dr., Gardendale, AL 35071-3517.

Ballots were included in the Summer 2010 issue of The Dish, which should be arriving in your mailbox right about now. The results of these votes will be announced at the HLCCA Conference in Nashville, TN in July 2010, and in the Fall 2010 issue of The Dish.

Monday, May 24, 2010

One Month until the HLC June Tent Sale



HLC's June Tent Sale will be June 24th through 26th. Check out HLC's Facebook page for more details. As in past years, there will be a food drive and a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Just don't forget to bring your dish-wiping sock!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Going, going, gone!!!

Today's your last chance to consign items for this year's Friday night auction. Contact Andy Flachs at ajflachs@adams.net or Jeff Kolodey at jkolodey@wkblue.net today (May 20th)!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Book Early & Save!

We'd like to remind you that the deadline to take advantage of the reduced HLCCA Conference registration fee of $165 is June 1st; after that date, the registration fee will increase. The deadline for making hotel reservations at the special $109/night conference rate is June 14th. If you have not yet registered for the conference or made your hotel reservations, we urge you to do so as soon as possible!

Also, if you are planning to have a booth at the Show and Sale, to submit items for the HLCCA consignment table, or are planning to participate in the pottery exhibit, tablescape exhibit or floral exhibit competitions, we will need your information as soon as possible. Please contact HLCCA Treasurer Merrill Miller at merrill.miller@hlcca.org to obtain the necessary forms, or to advise what items you are planning to place on the consignment table.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone soon in Nashville!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Two Months Until HLCCA Conference 2010!

This year's annual HLCCA conference begins in Nashville, TN just 2 short months from today. Be sure to visit the HLCCA website to register on-line.

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Millennium Maxwell House hotel by calling (800) 457-4460. To guarantee the $109/night conference room rate, you must make your reservation by June 14th.

Finally, the deadline to consign items for the Friday night auction is May 20th. Contact Andy Flachs at ajflachs@adams.net or Jeff Kolodey at jkolodey@wkblue.net to consign your items.

See y'all in 2 months!

HLCCA Salutes Armed Forces Day


HLCCA honors all of the brave American men and women in uniform on this Armed Forces Day. To the left is a sample of the custom mug created by HLC for the submarine USS West Virginia.


(Photo credit: HLC website)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Shapes in Fiesta Bakeware Introduced

Check out HLC's Facebook page for the lastest updates on the new
Loaf Pan and Oval Baker!

(Photo credit: HLC Facebook page)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Red-Stripe Fiesta in the HLCCA Store

The remaining Retro Red-Stripe Fiesta dinner plates, tumblers and mugs are now listed on the HLCCA website store. You will notice that plates and tumblers are listed individually, and there is no listing for sets of 4. However, if you desire to purchase 4 plates or 4 tumblers, enter your order and we will issue a credit to your account giving you the 4-piece discount price. Mugs are sold individually and not as sets.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

HLCCA wishes you a Happy Cinco de Mayo. For more Mexican-themed HLC wares, check out BeyondMexicana.com.

(Photo credit: Melicety Deatherage & David Schaefer)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flooding in Nashville, TN

We are all saddened to see the loss of life and property in Nashville, TN and other areas of the Cumberland River Valley. Please keep these folks in your thoughts and prayers.

On a brighter note, however, we have confirmed that the host hotel for the upcoming HLCCA Conference, the Millennium Maxwell House, did not sustain any flood damage. The HLCCA conference is on schedule, and we have planned a wonderful conference from July 15th through 18th, 2010. We're looking forward to seeing you there for four days of competitive exhibits, Show and Sale, seminars on a variety of topics, Friday night auction, Saturday evening awards banquet, and lots of door prizes, giveaways and Conference exclusives.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Fiesta Collecting on Martha Stewart Living Radio

On Wednesday, May 5th, the Morning Living program on Martha Stewart Living Radio (Sirius Channel 112 and XM Channel 157) will include a segment on collecting Fiesta dinnerware. Hosts Kim Fernandez and Betsy Karetnick will be interviewing your faithful blogger. Morning Living airs live at 7:00 AM (Eastern), and is re-broadcast at 2:00 AM (Eastern) the following day. If you are not a Sirius XM subscriber and would like to listen to the show on-line, please visit www.sirius.com/freetrial/register to sign up for a free, trial on-line subscription.

(Photo credit: http://www.marthastewart.com/)

Last Call for Friday Night Auction Consignments

This is a final call for HLCCA 2010 Conference Friday Night Auction consignments. If you have any items that you would still like to consign, please contact Andy Flachs at ajflachs@adams.net or Jeff Kolodey at jkolodey@wkblue.net. The deadline for consignments is May 20th.