Monday, June 27, 2011

Last Call for Dealers and Exhibits at HLCCA Conference 2011

This Wednesday, June 29th is the deadline by which we must receive applications and fees for dealer booths and exhibits for HLCCA Conference 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Applications may be faxed to (308) 534-7015.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strawser Auction This Weekend in Lagrange, IN

Vintage Fiesta 6-piece relish tray 
Strawser Auctions is having another big Fiesta auction in Lagrange, IN this weekend. The auction is on Saturday, June 25th beginning at 10:00 AM at the Lagrange County Fairgrounds. We wish bidders good luck--but hope that they'll save some money for our Friday Night Auction at HLCCA Conference 2011, too!

(Photo credit: Strawser Auctions website)

It's Summer!

Fiesta "Watermelon" pizza tray 
...and only 1 month to go until HLCCA Conference 2011!

(Photo credit: Replacements, Ltd.)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fiesta 75th Anniversary Post on International Housewares Association Blog

HLC employees carefully stacking
plates in the factory

Check out this recent post on the International Housewares Association blog!

(Photo credit: HLC archives)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Remember to do something special for Dad today
(since he often ends up being a "dish widower"!).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Help Choose the Best Article from Volume 13 of "The Dish"

HLCCA members, don't forget to vote for your favorite article from Volume 13 of The Dish.  A mail-in ballot was enclosed with the Summer 2011 issue.  Ballots must be postmarked no later than June 30th.  The winning article will be announced at the Saturday night banquet at HLCCA Conference 2011 on July 23rd.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday Night Auction Full

We've been advised that the catalog for the Friday night auction at HLCCA Conference 2011 is now full. Jeff Kolodey and Andy Flachs thank you for your outstanding response!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Exercise Your Right to Vote

The latest issue of The Dish included a ballot for five 2-year seats on the HLCCA Board of Directors.  Six HLCCA members have expressed interest in serving on the Board, including (in alphabetical order):
  • Melicety Deatherage
  • Kit Fox
  • Jeff Kolodey
  • David Schaefer
  • Melissa Schlegelmann
  • Susan Tucker
HLCCA members, please review the ballot for the candidates' biographical information; vote for no more than 5 candidates; and return your ballot to HLCCA by mail, postmarked no later than June 15th.

UPDATE 6/13/11 8:45 PM: Ballots may also be faxed by June 15th to (308) 534-7015.


Registration for HLCCA Conference 2011 is now SOLD OUT. We have started a waiting list in case there are any cancellations. Please contact HLCCA President Sandra Bond to inquire about the waiting list.

We are still accepting registrations for round-trip bus transportation ($10) to the HLC factory and East Liverpool on Friday, July 22nd. Click here for more information.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Volunteers Needed for HLCCA Conference 2011

In just a few short weeks, we'll all meet up in Pittsburgh, PA for HLCCA Conference 2011. Below is a listing for volunteers needed at this year's Conference. Please let HLCCA President Sandra Bond know if you can help with an hour or so of your time.

Registration – Thursday – July 21, 2011

6:00 – 7:00 PM (Mike & Wendy English - thank you!)
7:00 – 8:00 PM (Need two)
8:00 – 9:00 PM (Need two)

Registration – Friday – Hotel Lobby - July 22, 2011

7:00 – 8:00 AM (Need two)

Friday – July 22, 2011 - Factory/East Liverpool Tour – Coordinate Bus loading

8:00 AM – Hotel Lobby (Need two)
11:30 AM – HLC (Need two)
5:00 PM – Pottery City (Need two)

(Would be responsible for seeing that all scheduled bus riders board buses at all locations. List of riders will be supplied.)

Exhibit Security – Saturday – July 23, 2011

7:00 – 10:00 AM (Need one)

Registration – Saturday – Show and Sale

7:00 – 8:00 AM (Need two)
8:00 – 9:00 AM (Need two)
9:00 – 10:00 AM (Need two)
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Need two)
11:00 – 12:00 noon (Need two)
12:00 – 1:00 PM (Need two)
1:00 – 2:00 PM (Need two)

HLCCA Consignment Booth – Saturday – Show and Sale

9:00 – 10:00 AM (Need four)
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Need four)
11:00 – 12:00 noon (Need four)
12:00 – 1:00 PM (Need four)
1:00 – 2:00 PM (Need four)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pre-Order MARIGOLD Fiesta Now!

A limited range of Fiesta items in the 75th Anniversary color, MARIGOLD, are now available for pre-order at  Shipping for these items is expecting for the week of June 20th, with the remainder of items available by August 2011.