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Upcoming GKTW Meet: Indianapolis Disney Meet - 5th Annual - All Welcome!

Discussion in 'Power of 10 - DIS Events to Benefit GKTW' started by ADP, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Information for the 5th annual Indianapolis Disney Meet to benefit Give Kids the World is posted. The official thread is on the "DIS Meets" board, but since this is a Power of 10 - Give Kids the World event I wanted to post it here. This is a special year, our 5th year, and I hope several of you can attend. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to make your visit as care-free and comfortable as possible. :)

    Hi Everyone,

    Last Labor Day weekend 2011 we held our 4th annual Indianapolis Disney meet. Approximately 110 Disney fans attended from as far as Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Canada and all over Indiana.

    Here is the link to last year's meet thread.

    To look for additional Indianapolis Disney Meet updates be sure to like our Facebook page.

    Our 5th Anniversary!
    This will be our 5th Indianapolis Disney Meet. Over the years the meet has become more than just a chance for Disney enthusiasts to join together for a day of Disney fun. It has given us the opportunity to meet knew people who share our love for all things Disney. We've raised almost $9,000 for Give Kids the World. We feel very fortunate to be able to host an event like this so close to our home. For those of you who travel from so far away to attend the meet we really appreciate it and hope you will consider attending again this year. We have some exciting plans for this year's meet to celebrate our 5th year. More to come as we draw closer to Labor Day weekend.

    The intent of the meet is to get to know other Disney enthusiasts like us and have some fun and laughs along the way. Like last year there will be no cost to attend this meet. We just ask that you bring a pitch-in food and/or drink item to share for the food table.

    This meet is open to anyone willing to drive or even fly to the Indianapolis area. We'd love to have you join us. I'm hopeful to have several Hoosiers and other friends from other states join us in the Indianapolis area. If enough out-of-town guests join us we may have additional activities on the Friday night before the meet or the day after.

    Please see below for meet information and details. Check this thread often for future details. We are planning an afternoon worth of fun Disney activities for kids and adults alike, prize drawings, contests and even some secret fun! :goodvibes We'll have more specific information the closer we get to Labor Day weekend.

    Between now and Labor Day weekend I'll be updating this thread with meet information and attendees who will be joining us at the meet. Please post if you can attend the meet, how many guests will be joining your party including children and their ages. Even if you can't attend please post just to say hi!

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to post them here or send me a private message (PM).

    We hope to see you at the meet!

    Indianapolis Disney Meet Information
    Date: Saturday, September 1st 2012
    Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Where: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds - O.V. Winks Building
    2003 Pleasant St
    Noblesville, IN 46060-3627
    Facility Information
    Directions to the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
    Food: Pitch-In Format. Please post what you can bring so we don't duplicate dishes. Feel free to bring dishes you'd find at Disney World restaurants

    Travel Information
    Hotel Information

    The Cambria Suites is the preferred hotel for the Indianapolis Disney Meet. Located 4 miles from the meet location the Cambria Suites is right across the street from the Hamilton Town Center shopping mall with convenient dining and other entertainment options. If we have enough demand for hotel rooms I'll reserve a block specifically for our meet.

    Airport Information
    The Indianapolis Internation Airport is located on the Southwest side of Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Disney meet is located on the Northeast side of Indianapolis. The two locations are in opposite corners of the city. A rental car is recommended unless you have other means of transportation around the city. Indianapolis does not have a mass-transit system. Please send me a message if you have questions about getting from the airport to the meet location.

    Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida
    The DIS is a contributor to Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida via the Power of 10 $1 Million dollar initiative. We will be conducting a few activities during the meet where the proceeds will go to benefit this wonderful charity on behalf of the DIS and the Power of 10.
    To find out more about this wonderful organization click here.
    There will be some great auction items to bid on. Some of the items may draw high bids or require higher minimum bids. Please come prepared if you wish to bid on these items to benefit the Power of 10 initiative and Give Kids the World Village.

    Kids Activities: (Looking for Adult Voluntears) :)
    Face Painting
    Disney Animation Drawing Class
    Hula Hoop
    Kidcot Fun Stop - Duffy the Disney Bear edition
    Please post additional ideas for kids activites

    Pin Trading Activities
    Please feel free to bring your Disney pins for pin trading opportunities. There will be a table setup for pin displaying and trading during the meet. Whether you are a casual or serious pin trader feel free to share and trade them with your fellow Disney enthusiasts.

    Like last year prizes will be awarded at the top of each hour. You must be present to win.

    Attending the meet so far:
    ADP - Aaron, Kim & Anna (12) - All paper products & beverages
    KristEn87 - Kristen & Evan
    mdvlprof - Jennifer +3
    hellofolks - Stacy & Jason
    Dan Murphy - Dan
    scrappinDW - Pam, Brian & Linda
    2crazegoofies - 2crazegoofies, DS5 & DS11
    SamIam929 - Sally, DS, DBIL, & 4 Children
    Farmland Fun Family - DH 39, DD 7, DD 5, DS 2
    ColtGurl - ColtGurl
    smjj - smjj & DW
    NancyIL - Nancy
    FairyGodmotherJen - Jen, Bryan, & 3 Kids
    crazydisneyman - Chris, Kim, Jenny, Ginny, & Abby
    jedspad - jedspad, 1 adult, and grandchild (11)
    indytarheel - indytarheel & 2 DS (6 & 8)
    ceemys - ceemys, DD (13) & DD (4)
    Stryker927 - Stryker927, DW, DS (13), DD (11), & DD (9)
    reimero - reimero & DW
    quigs3 - The Quigley's
    abreynol - abreynol

    Totat Number Attending = 64
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  3. Mouse Skywalker

    Mouse Skywalker <font color=green>The Force is strong with this Po

    Great job Aaron! You're such an inspiration!
  4. OKW Lover

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    Thanks for posting this info here Aaron. Its possible that Val & I will include a stop at the Indy meet on a planned road-trip. :car:
  5. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Thanks a million Dave! That means a lot coming from you. Best of luck with the Pittsburgh Marathon training and Power of 10 fundrasing. I can't believe the progress you've made over the past year with your ankle. Pretty incredible.

    That would be pretty awesome if that worked out Jeff. I'm sure there is some timing involved with a scheduled stop, but I really hope it all comes together and we get a chance to see you. I'll have some hotel information posted in the future. Feel free to send me a PM if you have any travel-related questions or general questions about the area. Thanks!
  6. Cherinva

    Cherinva Co-Host of the Va. DIS Meet and avid pin collector

    I will keep this in mind, as I would love to attend...I wanted to last year, but life got in the way....maybe this year.
  7. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    We'd love to have you come Cheri. You are always welcome. If we get enough guests from out of town we can plan some other activities around the meet. It's usually a good idea since those coming from out of town are looking for other things to do around the city anyway.
  8. KristEn87

    KristEn87 <font color=royalblue>I WILL be twirling around in

    I will be there for sure!
  9. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Looking forward to seeing you again Kristen! Anna will be glad you are coming.
  10. mdvlprof

    mdvlprof Active Member

    Depending on Kyla's college schedule, count us in if something gets planned for out-of-town folks.
  11. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    HI Jennifer. Thanks! Keep in touch. I'll post all of that information here. :)
  12. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Hi Everyone -

    I've updated the first post with travel infromation (hotel and airport info). If you have any questions about traveling to Indianapolis please let me know. I'm more than glad to assist.

  13. scrappinDW

    scrappinDW Member

    Hi Aaron,
    We had a great time last year and are planning on coming again this year. It will be me, my brother (Brian) and his wife (Linda).
    Pam (in Iowa)

    After such a fun time, we are planning our first GKTW meet here in Iowa on May 5th!!!
  14. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Thanks Pam! So glad you guys are coming all the way from Iowa. I really appreciate you guys traveling all that way to join us. :)
  15. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Hi Everyone -

    Our logo for the 5th annual Indianapolis Disney Meet is complete. Check it out! :)

    We hope to see you there.

  16. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    The list of attendees is growing. We hope you can make it. If there is anything we can do to make your trip to Indy or your drive to the meet location more comfortable please let us know. We'd be more than glad to help. Send me a private message (PM). :)
  17. Farmland Fun Family

    Farmland Fun Family Traveling The World Together!

    You can count us in, this should be lots of fun.
    Will update when time comes a bit closer as to what we can bring for the pitch in. Would be willing to donate an auction item for the cause as well.
  18. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Awesome! Looking forward to meeting you and your family. I see you are headed to WDW soon. Have a great time! :)
  19. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    I've updated the attendee list in post 1. Looking forward to the event. If anyone has any questions about travel, the area, or the meet please let me know. :)
  20. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    We are exactly 3 months away from the best Disney meet in the Midwest! Looking forward to another fantastic year of fun, food, prizes and making a difference for Give Kids the World Village! :wizard:
  21. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Hi Everyone -
    Just one announcement - The meet will be held at the same location as in the past years. See post 1 in this thread for all the details! See you in 3 months! :wizard:

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