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Fenton Finders Of Greater Kansas City presents

Our 21st Annual

Mid America Fenton Gala - 2021

Embassy Suites

7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway

I-29, Exit 10, Kansas City, MO 64153-2304


 Printable GALA Registration Form

$129.00 (plus taxes) includes Cooked-to-Order Buffet Breakfast & Evening “Manager’s Reception” Cocktail Party

Call for reservations on a weekday to 816-891-7788.

Be sure to tell them you are with “Fenton Glass” to get the Gala Rate, good through late August 2021

Thursday      Friday           Saturday

Sept. 23rd, 24th, & 25th, 2021

We have lots of fun!  We provide great value for a little bit of money!

Free Barbecue & so much more in our Outstanding Hospitality Suites!

While we are planning to make this Gala as much like the previous Galas as possible,

we will comply with the current at-the-time Covid-19 guidelines.

Thursday, September 23

Registration will be 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  You will pick up your registration packet at that time.  Each person attending a Gala function will be charged a one time registration fee of $30.00 for “Early” registration and $35.00 after August 15th.  Children age 12 and under are registered for free.

Authentic Kansas City Barbecue Party (Badge Required) in the Hospitality Suites 219/220 from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm.  Glass ID (Badge Required) is at 7:00 p.m., so be sure to bring your glass to be identified.

Our Display, “Gala Displays: 20 Year Retrospect” (Badge Required) is provided by the members of Fenton Finders of Greater Kansas City.  This display will feature an array of our first 20 years of Gala Displays of Fenton Art Glass.

Friday, September 24

The morning seminar (Badge Required) will be a review by Anne Blackmore, Max Blackmore, and Melvin Lampton of the Individual Display Tables.

The luncheon (Badge Required) speakers are Debby & Randy Coe. The authors have written a number of Fenton reference books including Fenton Basket Patterns: Acanthus to Hummingbird, Fenton Basket Patterns: Innovation to Wisteria & Numbers, Fenton Burmese Glass and “A Centennial of Glass Making 1907 – 2007 and Beyond - Fenton Art Glass.”  They have also written many other books on dinnerware and glass from other companies.

Friday evening is the Seminar (Badge Required) on the “Gala Displays: 20 Year Retrospect.” The Seminar will be followed by Viewing of the Auction Glass. An auction of good quality Fenton glass will be offered.  An auction list and pictures are available on our website fentonfinderskc.net and on the website of Jim Wroda of Matthew Wroda Auction Services.

Saturday, September 25

Morning will be viewing of the Auction Glass from 8:00 am to 9:00 am with the Auction at 9:00 am. 

No Badge Required.  The Public is welcome to attend the Auction.

After the auction, all glass displays will be taken down.

Saturday evening at 6:00 pm is the Banquet (Badge Required) with a short program by Debby and Randy Coe.

Door Prize Drawings will be held for many pieces of high quality Fenton Art Glass. (Winning will be limited to one per household.)  After the Banquet is the Whimsey Auction.

Glass for Sale in your Room

You are encouraged to sell Fenton Glass from your room. We plan lots of time for “shopping the rooms.” The hotel has tables available for $25.00 (plus tax) each for length of stay. Please bring your own table covers and/or skirting unless you would prefer the hotel to furnish white tablecloths. The tables are 30 inches wide by 72 inches long.

Individuals Displays

You are encouraged to set up a display table. Full table displays are requested with identification requested as education is one of the keys to enjoying our glass passion. Choose your own theme. Please indicate on your registration form if we should reserve a display table for you as our available space permits only a limited number of display tables. Tables are 30 inches wide by 72 inches long. You may bring your own table covers and skirting or the hotel will provide them. Set up will be Friday at 7:00 am to 9:00 am in main Display room. For security purposes, plan to turn in a list of your display glass before your display is set up.


We will have Silent Auctions for a few items and our Fifth Annual Raffle.

For an opportunity to purchase, you need to be at the Gala!

Check Our Website for Announcements & Pictures.  fentonfinderskc.net


!!!  Important Hotel Information  !!!

If you need to cancel your hotel room reservation, please call our Gala Committee member who coordinates with the Hotel, Dan Madura, so that we won’t lose a Gala Rate blocked room. He can be reached at (816) 560-3738 or dmadura26@gmail.com.  Rooms on the Second Floor (to sell glass) are First Come, First Serve. You still call the hotel for your room reservation first. The Hotel has blocked rooms for us on the 2nd Floor and the 4th Floor.  We cannot guarantee the room of your choice! Please note: This is a non-smoking hotel.

Embassy Suites – This is such a great hotel for the Gala! There is a free shuttle to and from the airport. At the airport, just pick up the Embassy Suites phone (in the Baggage Pickup area) to call the shuttle. When you check in, request a Free Parking Card to display on the dashboard of your car.  All rooms are two room suites with a king size bed or two double beds and the sofa folds out for another bed. There is a Hot Breakfast from 6:30 am to 9:30 am every day. And to top it off, a free “Manager’s Reception” Cocktail Party every evening from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Additional Questions?

Dan Madura  (816) 560-3738 or email dmadura26@gmail.com


Updated Thursday 05/19/2021

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