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World's Largest gathering of Triplets

Postby Illuminati » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:09 pm

I thought this interesting... came in on our Legit Reviews news email...
For Immediate Release

The Triplet Connection
2004 National Convention
Media Contact:
Janis Brett Elspas
310-594-1379 cell
selspas@aol.com

WORLD'S LARGEST GATHERING OF TRIPLETS
SCHEDULED FOR JULY IN ST. LOUIS

ST. LOUIS, MO - June 3, 2004 -- More than 100 sets of triplets, quads
and other higher order multiples are expected to take part in The Triplet
Connection's national convention which will convene here from July 9
through
11, 2004, it was announced today by Kree Lindsay, Convention Director of
The Triplet Connection (http://www.tripletconnection.org).

The annual gathering, sponsored by non-profit The Triplet Connection (TC),

is slated to take place at the Renaissance St. Louis Hotel - Airport, 9801

Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis. With families anticipated from all over

the U.S. (including the St. Louis metro area) with multiples ranging in
age from just a few months old through young adulthood, this will be the
largest gathering of triplets and other higher order multiples in the world

this year.

The 2004 theme is "Meet Me in St. Louis" in celebration of the 100th
anniversary
of the World's Fair. The 3-day event will offer a full schedule of
learning
and socializing for both parents and children.

""The sense of awe never ceases to amaze me when I walk into the ballroom
full of multiples for our Welcome Party," says Lindsay, who has directed
every convention since 1991 when her own triplets were six years old.
"For once, our atypical families feel totally normal and in their own
element. It's great fun for the triplet kids too, as many of them come
to convention because they don't know any higher order multiples in their
own hometowns. The intense interest of the print and broadcast media who
cover the convention, also give the general public a view into the window
of the wonderful world of higher order multiples," she adds.

3-DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*
*All events take place at the St. Louis Airport Renaissance Hotel, except
for Six Flags and Magic House

Friday, July 9

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

- Higher order families will be out in force at Six Flags St. Louis
- Families arrive at the hotel all day with cases of diapers, formula,
triplet strollers and multiple kids the same age in tow wearing the same
outfits.

6 - 9 p.m.

- Welcome Party, including Triplet Parade judged by panel of local media
celebrities; Parade Grand Marshall TBA
- "Meet me in St. Louis" theme to coincide with the 100th anniversary of
the first World's Fair


Saturday, July 10

9 a.m. - Noon

- Parenting seminars simultaneous with children's entertainment
- Seminars include home organization, doing sports with kids, budgeting,
enhancing your marriage while raising a large family, and more
- Children's entertainers include singer Bob Reid, and others. There will

also be special activities for babies/toddlers, teens, Dads and
grandparents

Noon

Four-legged race (3-legged race, triplet style) refereed by local sports
celebs

1:00 p.m.

Parents Olympics Competition (to coincide with 100th anniversary of the
Olympics, also judged by local celebs), featuring all the things multiple
parents have practice at such as diapering three babies, sorting a basket
of miss-matched socks, pushing three strollers at once and more

1:30 - 5 p.m.

Annual Pool Party with more wet kids than you've ever seen!

6 - 9 p.m.

Janet Bleyl, TC Founder, mom of 10, including identical triplet boys, will

address the group, followed by a keynote
speaker, Dr. Geret Giles, for parents, while children enjoy more
entertainment


Sunday, July 11

8:30 - 10 a.m. Farewell Breakfast and Group Pictures

11:00 a.m. Magic House Event

The event is open to all families with triplets, quads, quints and advance

registration prior to July 1 is required. Registration for the entire
weekend is $80 for each parent, $50 for each accompanying adults, $50 for
each child age 4-17, $20 for tots age 2 and 3 and no charge for babies
under 2 years old. Hotel room charges are not included in the Registration

cost. To register for the convention, download the registration form from

http://www.tripletconnection.org and mail payment to Phyllis McNicholas, 9280
Amberwood Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094. For questions, call Kree Lindsay,
Convention Director, at 562-944-3395.

The Triplet Connection is based on the West Coast and is the largest and
oldest organization offering a network of services and support for parents

expecting or raising triplets or larger multiple births. This non-profit
was founded by triplet mom Janet Bleyl so that others would have access
to the information and emotional support she did not. The organization
has member families throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad in countries
on every continent. Interested families can contact The Triplet Connection

at PO Box 693392, Stockton, CA 95269-3392; 209-474-0885;
tc@tripletconnection.org.
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