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2023 SKUNK SHOW INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

The 34th Annual Skunk Show will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Orlando SW/Celebration, 5711 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (east of I-4 and across from Old Town), Kissimmee, FL. 

On Saturday, the show hall opens around 10:30 am and the judging starts at NOON.  It would be appreciated if you would pre-register your skunks in advance to save time on Saturday.  

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

To make a hotel reservation, call Group Reservations at the hotel  321-401-1020.  Someone is there 7 days a week during normal business hours.  Ask for the "Group Code "KUo" OR Skunk Show 2023".  If they are not available you will get their voicemail.  DO NOT CHOOSE "Select Option 0 for Immediate Assistance", as it will take you to Central Reservations who won't know anything about the show. INSTEAD WAIT FOR THE BEEP TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR GROUP SALES and they will call you back as soon as possible.  Check in time is 4:00 PM unless early check in is requested.  Checkout is 11:00 AM.

The hotel has 2 towers so if you call to book, designate whether you want Tower 1 or Tower 2 (most of us stay in Tower 2 as it's closer to the show hall):

Tower 1 room cost is $68/night plus $8/per night resort fee (normally $21) and 13.5% sales and room tax = $86.26/night.  These are deluxe rooms and newly renovated.  Tower 1 rooms have a larger refrigerator and a microwave but has a slightly smaller bathroom than Tower 2.   NOTE:  Bathroom door opening is approximately 28 inches for baby gate planning purposes depending on the room.

Tower 2 room cost is $58/night plus $8/night resort fee (normally $21) and 13.5% sales and room tax = $74.91/night.  These are standard rooms which have not been renovated yet as plans were put on hold due to COVID.  The rooms are still very nice.  Tower 2 has a larger tiled bathroom which, in our opinion, is better for baby-gating skunks.  It has a smaller refrigerator but if renovated will have the larger refrigerator.  It does not have a microwave but one can be requested and if available will be provided.

NOTE:  Average bathroom door opening is 30 inches for baby gate planning purposes depending on the room.

Tower 1 and 2 rooms have  either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.  Tower 2 rooms are closer to the show hall which is on the first floor and at the back of the hotel.  Tower 1 is on the other side of the hotel at the front.

The resort fee covers high-speed internet access in guest rooms and public areas, local calls, 800 # calls and credit card access, unlimited use of the fitness center, outdoor pool with fresh towels, parking, daily local newspaper available in hotel lobby and Disney channel in your guest room.  This fee seems to be the new norm with the majority of the hotels but we were able to negotiate a reduction from $21/night to $8 a night.

NOTE: Breakfast - The Holiday Inn has agreed to give us a discount on their breakfast buffet at the rate of $11.00 per person (normal cost is $15.99 per person), but it must be requested when making your reservation. Also check with them to see if what they have on the buffet is to your liking as in recent years it has been limited due to covid.

Room rates are good for Thursday, October 12, 2023 through Monday October 16, 2023.  If you want to make it a mini-vacation, and stay until Monday, there is a group of us that stays and goes to one of the theme parks, usually Sea World, on Sunday, possibly Disney this year.  Contact Brenda Hoch for more information.

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS AT SKUNK SHOW RATES:

 5:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023

RESERVATIONS AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE AT BEST RATE AVAILABLE

CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE 2 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OR A ONE NIGHT FEE WILL BE CHARGED

ACTIVITIES:  There is usually a group of us going to dinner each night.  If you'd like to join us call Brenda 727-809-0975 or Lynnda 354-290-6009 and we'll add you to the list.  Also, there is a group of us that stays until Monday and goes to a Theme Park on Sunday.  If you'd like to join us for this activity, please call Brenda 727-809-0975.  In addition, we are working with the hotel for a place for us to gather each night for those of you that would like to sit around and talk, ask skunk questions, etc.  We will let you know where that is once it gets c closer to the show and we work out the details.  

VENDORS:  If you would like to be a vendor at the show, to reserve a table contact Brenda Hoch 727-809-0975 or Lynnda Butler 954-290-6009.  NOTE:  Vendor space is limited due to smaller show hall so get your request in early.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION contact Brenda Hoch, floridaskunkrescue@verizon.net, 727-809-0975 or Lynnda Butler, lynndabutler@bellsouth.net, 954-290-6009.

REQUEST:  Even if you find a lower rate for the hotel on another site, it would be appreciated if you made your reservation directly with the hotel.  By doing so, we continue to get a discounted rate and credit for the reservations which allows us to use the show hall at a reduced rate.  Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

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