Hard Rock Cafe Merchandise/Celebration

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Posted by Kathy on January 17, 99 at 19:26:12:

Hi everyone,

Been promising an update on the Hard Rock Merchandise and "celebration", and so, here it is...

First, a recap on the merchandise for those that may have missed the first posting:

To commemorate Savatage's recent induction into the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Florida, a black, brushed cotton hat has been designed. It will have the Savatage logo in red embroidering on the front, and underneath the caption "Hard Rock Cafe Induction - Dec. 2, 1998". The cost of the hat is $21.99. ($15.99 for the hat, $3.00 for ship/hand and $3.00 as a donation to CADD )

Also, copies of the Criss Oliva Commemorative poster are available. This is the poster that was included with the Commemorative shirt, which marked the 5th Anniversary of Criss' death. At the insistence of Mr. Oliva (Jon & Criss' father), the poster was included into the Savatage display in the Hard Rock, and we wanted to make it available to all the fans. The cost of the poster is $6.00 ($3.00 ship/hand, and $3.00 as a donation to CADD )

Payments must be made no later than Feb. 22nd, and all proceeds will go to CADD (Campaign Against Drunk Driving), an organization in Orlando, Florida, in Criss' name. The CADD website will also feature Criss on it's memorail site in the coming months. We will keep you posted on it's exact date.


Merchandise sales have been going well. We have approximately 5 weeks left, and we are hoping to receive more orders. Our goal is to sell a minimum of 100 of each of the hats, and the posters. We would like to make a $1000 donation, so we're hoping fans will show their support in this effort and make it a success by purchasing merchandise, or by making a donation. (Several fans have suggested that they would like to make a donation and so we have decided to accept them) Please help us to reach our goal.

If you're interested in purchasing any of the merchandise, or making a donation, please send e-mail to savakat@frontiernet.net. Please include your name, mailing address, the item(s) you wish to purchase (or if you're making a donation), and how many you wish to purchase. Please remember that all payments must be made no later than Feb. 22nd.

Now for the Hard Rock Induction Celebration....

Lori and I are pleased to announce that there will in fact be an "Induction Celebration" in Orlando, Florida on Saturday March 27, 1999 which will include several members of Savatage.

We are in the process of finalizing all the details, and once we do we will post it here on the meassage board, but in the meantime, we are interested in finding out how many people are interested in going to Florida. So, if you think you may be attending, please send e-mail to savakat@frontiernet.net indicating the number of people attending.

*NOTE: Hotels are booking fast due to Spring Break, so consider making your reservations soon! If you need help with information about the Orlando/Tampa area, please contact Lori at Loriooc@aol.com.

One last thing....

Many people have expressed a wish to visit Criss' grave site. It is approximately an hour drive from the Orlando area, so we would like to gather fans for breakfast/lunch on Sunday, March 28th., and after eating proceed on to the gravesite. At this time we do not have an exact departure time, but we will post it here at a later date.

If you are interested in joining us on the trip to Criss' grave please include this in your e-mail.

We hope to make this entire project a great success, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Hope to see you in Florida! :)

Lori & Kathy

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