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DCF 2006 - Two Promo Opportunities This Week!
(sent November 29th, 2006)

Two promo opportunities this week to help the Dickens Fair get more attendees!

Scroll down for three more ways to help, including a photo shoot this weekend.

(Please remember to contact the posters listed, I am just the messenger.)

Jackson Square Holiday Stroll Tomorrow!
(from Kathy Kingman)
Hello every one! Here is a reminder for the Jackson Square Holiday stroll. The stroll is tomorrow November 30 from 4:30 -8pm You can meet with Kevin or myself during the stroll for your comp tickets.

Thursday November 30th is the Jackson Square Holiday Stroll! Join us in costume for a stroll around one of San Francisco’s premiere destinations for art & antiques. Enjoy a leisurely walk through historic Jackson Square exploring the fascinating world of art, antiques and design amidst the glow of holiday lights and good cheer.

The stroll will take place between Columbus and Sansome, Gold street , and Sansome street between Jackson and Broadway.

Convenient parking is located at;
the AMPCO Parking System - 110 Columbus at Jackson 415-777-4042
California Parking -768 Sansome at Pacific 415-781-4896
Central Parking - 825 Sansome at Pacific 415-398-5723

Please phone Kathy (415-571-6971) if you are going to be able to make it in costume. Thank you everyone!

Burlingame/Hillsborough Christmas Parade on Friday
(from Shannon Damnavits)
Did you miss the Macy’s Day Parade because you were busy rehearsing, building your costume or reminding your family that you wouldn't be seeing them again until Christmas Eve?  Now is your chance to be the parade! The Dickens Christmas Fair has been invited to walk in the Burlingame Christmas Parade this Friday, December 1 from 5:15 – 6pm in downtown Burlingame.  Two of our madcap Great Racers on their bicycles have agreed to lead, but we can only participate if we have 10 or more in our group!  It’s a short walk and great fun.  No giant balloons, but likely televised by NBC 11!  Please contact right away so we can lock down our involvement. Comp tickets, candy canes and gratitude are waiting for you….Thanks!

Shannon Damnavits
Marketing Director
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Union Square Holiday Stroll
(from Kathy Kingman)
Also remember everyone, we've been asked by ACT to be involved in the Union Square Holiday Stroll, we will be handing out flyers and spreading holiday cheer on Thursday, Dec 7.  The events feature festive holiday lighting, in-store parties and special promotions with all of the participating stores. There will be a tent set up in the square at 3:00.  The Dickens Fair will have a table in the tent. We would like to have everyone meet as close to 4:30pm as possible. . I realize that this might be difficult with people's work schedules, etc. 4:30 to 8pm.  We will also be given a table inside the main tent at Union Square.  Kathy will be there at 4-4:15 pm to meet you at Union Square (on Geary between Powell & Stockton)

What's in it for us?  The Dickens Fair characters will be mentioned in all of the press releases, all the ads, and on the Holiday Stroll Web site, with a link to our Web site. This is an exciting opportunity for the fair as well as for each of you because each participant will receive a certificate good for two tickets to the ACT production of A Christmas Carol, That will be above and beyond the Holly Tree Club bonus of two comp tickets per person to the fair- plus with all the holiday parties it should be lots of fun anyway. In order to get the tickets from ACT you MUST check in with the point person who will have the tickets.

Friends of the Libraries!
(from Kathy Kingman)
Wednesday, December 6 -- Dickens characters needed for a Holiday Party in San Francisco

Please join Mr. Dickens and Mr. Scrooge at the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library office (391 Grove Street at Gough) from 6:00 to 8:ish. This holiday party is a thank-you for donors and volunteers who are working to renovate all the branch libraries in San Francisco. Your job, difficult though it may be, is to eat, drink and tell the guest of honor what Dickens' London was like and what they will find at the Fair. If you can talk about whether your character is literate or not (and why)--all the better. Singers of Carols would be very welcome! It is a festive occasion; do help us celebrate!

“I’m ready for my photo, Mr. DeMille”
(from Kathy Kingman)
This weekend, December 2 and 3 Kathy will be taking photos of all participants that have fully developed characters who would like to take part in Dickens Fair promotions this and next year. Even if you will have a different character next year please sign up if you are any good on camera or stage. We need good people! E-mail Kathy with the subject line “take my profile!” in the subject heading. Kathy will make an appointment to meet with you and have you fill out the publicity form. Thank you!

Have Fun Everyone! Let us know how it went afterwards by giving us feedback at thehollytreeclub yahoo group

Kathy Kingman

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