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Thursday, August 15
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and Cleveland Lakefront Attractions

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Take a trip back in time on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for a 40-minute ride to the town of Peninsula, an inholding of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. An optional continental breakfast on the train is available for $4. In Peninsula you’ll have some time for shopping and touring before returning on the train to Rockside Station to board a bus that will take you to the Cleveland lakefront.

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On the lakefront you’ll have the option of visiting the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, (right) the Great Lakes Science Center, an OMNIMAX viewing or the steamship William G. Mather. The bus will pick everyone up for the return to the hotel, arriving at 5:15 p.m.

Railroad and Rock Hall of Fame
$60 per person
(Includes entry fee for both)

Railroad and Science Center, OMNIMAX, Steamship
$45 per person
(Railroad fee only; others at your expense)

Friday, August 16
President’s Banquet and 2012 Cachet Award Winners

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The main social event of the convention begins at 7:00 p.m. and runs until 10:00 p.m. – plenty of time to enjoy good company and good food. The event begins with a no-host cash bar and the annual 50/50 raffle ticket sales. Then you can enjoy the Cuyahoga Valley Buffet with your choice of three entrées:
  • Tuscan chicken
  • Seared salmon with Kentucky bourbon and vanilla bean sauce
  • Top sirloin of beef with a ragout sauce
We can accommodate special dietary needs if you identify your requirements by June 30.

Dinner includes a fresh market salad with a choice of dressing, assorted dinner rolls, seasonal vegetables, oven roasted Yukon gold potatoes and your choice of two desserts: New York cheesecake or chocolate raspberry cake. Iced tea and regular and decaffeinated coffee will also be served.

The images of the Cachetmakers’ Contest winning cachets will be projected on a large screen as award categories are announced. After dinner, you’ll have a chance to meet the winners.

Cost: $65 per person

Saturday, August 17
Night Owl Party

Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. is your opportunity to buy FDCs directly from cachetmakers (No entrance fee).

After you browse and shop at the Night Owl bourse, stay up a little longer for a late-evening Night Owl party. Enjoy a variety of foods, including hamburger sliders, Swedish meatballs, pizza, spanakopita (spinach and feta wrapped in phyllo) and a large vegetable tray.
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Cost: $40 per person

Sunday, August 18
Dinner at Lockkeepers and Dan the Historian

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After Americover is over, join your fellow FDCers for a five-star fine dining treat at Lockkeepers, one of Cleveland’s top restaurants. There, you can relax and enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal that features your choice of grilled Atlantic salmon, lasagna bolognese, chicken scalopinni or garganelli, shrimp, pesto and hear about Cleveland’s history from the popular Dan the Historian.

The event price includes the meal, gratuity, transportation from and to the hotel and entertainment. Our room is limited to 30 people, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: $75 per person

Please Make a Donation

Please make a donation to one or more of the Americover funds and help the show be a success. Consider becoming one of our AFDCS distinguished "Guiding Lights" by contributing to the Beacon Fund. Your donation of $100 or more allows the convention committee to make a good show even better, without fear of running over budget. Beacon members receive a distinctive engraved name badge to show appreciation for their extra support. Make your Beacon Fund donation before the June 30 deadline in order to get the special badge.

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Beacon Fund
($100 minimum please)
Donation: $

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Show Program Fund
($35 minimum please)
Donation: $

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Button Fund
($25 minimum please)
Donation: $

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Entertainment Fund
($15 minimum please)
Donation: $

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Show Program w/ Cancels - $5

Show program with three show cancels

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Covers w/ Show Cancels - $10

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