No refunds unless event is canceled by AFDCS.

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Thursday, August 2
Downtown Atlanta Sights

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Tour bus will leave the hotel at 9 a.m. for downtown Atlanta. Available attractions within a two-block walk include the College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, The Center for Civil and Human Rights: Civil Rights Museum, and the CNN Tour. Attendees may choose where they wish to visit; admission to these attractions is not included in the fee. Also in the area is the Centennial Olympic Park, site of the flame for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The bus will leave downtown Atlanta at 3:30 p.m. to return to the hotel.

Cost: $30 per person


Friday, August 3
President’s Banquet and 2017 Cachet Award Winners

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The main social event of the convention begins at 7:00 p.m. and runs until 9:30 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 Taste of Tuscany Buffet, which will include:
  • Caesar salad with shaved parmesan
  • Cheese tortellini pesto salad
  • Mixed greens tossed with basil, grapes, fresh strawberries, candied pecans, gorgonzola & herb vinaigrette
  • Pan-seared beef medallions with Danish bleu cheese cream
  • Pasta carbonara with shrimp, smoked pancetta, green beans & mushrooms
  • Grilled rosemary chicken with balsamic glaze
  • Sauteed Italian green beans
  • Assorted rolls & garlic bread
  • Cannolis and tiramisu
  • Regular and decaffeinated coffee, iced tea, and water
We can accommodate special dietary needs if you identify your requirements by June 30.

After dinner we’ll make presentations to the winners of the Cachetmakers’ Contest while images of winning cachets are projected on a large screen as award categories are announced.

Cost: $71 per person


Saturday, August 4
Post-Cachetmakers Bourse Meal

Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. is your opportunity to buy FDCs directly from cachetmakers (No entrance fee).

After the bourse enjoy a buffet that will feature:
  • Turkey & cheese roll-ups
  • Beef sliders (in honor of Dave Bennett)
  • Chips
  • Mixed greens with assorted toppings & dressings
  • Sliced fruit
  • Brownies & cookies
  • Coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
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As is tradition, a cover from a well-known cachetmaker (recently retired from Disney) will be given out to those who register and attend. (Last year’s cover sold for over $50 in an online auction!)

Cost: $40 per person


Sunday, August 5
Dinner at The Crossing

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Following the completion of another successful convention, we will carpool to The Crossing in historic Norcross. The restaurant is located in the restored Norcross train depot built in 1909. We will dine buffet style in a private room. Dinner entrees will include beef, chicken, and fish. A cash bar will be available.

Cost: $42 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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Show Program w/o cancels - $3

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Covers w/ Show Cancels - $10

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