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And for any delegates out there... your humble DCW staff would love to celebrate with you at any of the above locations (Kansas... this means you!) Email us at demconwatch -at- google groups dot comDENVER HOST COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES STATE DELEGATION WELCOMING EVENTS FOR DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTIONDelegate parties throughout Denver area
set for Sunday, Aug. 24
The Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee today announced details for the Democratic National Convention state delegation welcoming events to be held on Sunday, August 24 , 2008. Denver will host 54 delegations at 24 venues in the city and surrounding areas.Jenny Anderson, Event Director for the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee, made the announcement during visits to three of the 24 venues that will host delegation parties: Blair Caldwell Library, Museo de las Americas and Wings Over the Rockies.
Other sites include the Governor's Mansion, where the Colorado delegation will open its convention activities; the Wildlife Experience, site for the Texas event; the Denver Art Museum, site for the Illinois event; and the Belmar Center in nearby Lakewood that will host five delegations -- Alaska, Indiana, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island and Tennessee."Denver and the selected venues are excited to extend hospitality to the delegates of the Democratic National Convention," said Anderson. "The diversity of the venues exemplifies the uniqueness and diversity in Denver and the surrounding area, both geographically and culturally."Venues and state delegation assignments were based on delegation size, venue capacity and location, among other logistics. Including the state delegation parties, the Denver Host Committee is organizing more than 40 parties during the week of the convention. Each event will be planned to minimize impact to the local environment."With 6,000 delegates planning on attending the convention, there has never been a larger spotlight on Denver," said Host Committee President/Chair Elbra Wedgeworth. "We're excited to showcase all that the region has to offer - its energy, diversity and exciting opportunities, among many other things."List of State Delegation Party Venues:Belmar Center - Alaska, Indiana, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, TennesseeBlair Caldwell Library - Democrats Abroad, Virgin IslandsBotanic Gardens - South CarolinaCenter for the Visual Arts - GeorgiaColorado History Museum - Arkansas, Kentucky, WisconsinDenver Art Museum - IllinoisDenver Chophouse - KansasDenver Public Library - IowaDenver Zoo - Alabama, North Dakota, South DakotaDowntown Aquarium - Connecticut, Delaware, MissouriExdo Event Center - CaliforniaMuseum of Nature & Science - Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, UtahPalazzo Verdi - Nebraska, OklahomaPhipps Mansion - New Hampshire, VermontWings Over the Rockies - Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Oregon, WashingtonFor more information, visit www.denverconvention2008.com.