Registration ? Kids?

mycruiseagent

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I was just looking over the registration page and I've got a few questions. We're planning on bringing the kids to do family type things around Boston. 1) Is the registration fee per car (read family) or per person? 2) If it's per person, is it just the adults or do the kids need to register too? If the kids have to register, aren't you making any allowance for a kid's registration price?

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Lug_Nut

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This option was previously discussed and is again being reviewed. Please await the organizer's official reply.
 

Lug_Nut

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We had discussed the possibility of a "family" registration rate but came to the conclusion that it wasn't truly necessary.
The other members in the registered attendee's family unit will not receive their own hand-out goodie bags with various swag, nor a t-shirt (provided registration is completed by the early registration date), nor name badge.
Only one vehicle per registration will be allowed to compete in any 'fest activities. If your family group has more than one vehicle, and you want more than one to be officially entered, you need one full registration per vehicle.
But, since:
Additional t-shirts can be purchased separately, and at lower cost than a full registration,
and blank name badges should be available on site and can be hand written,
and the Hotel is keeping the same room rate for up to quad occupancy, (Check with the hotel for folding bed availability if additional beds are desired.),
and the prices for the optional meals with the group are per person and are not included in the registration fee,
We didn't see any need to create separate "single, couple, or family" registration rates.

That said,
The registration fees are used to offset the upfront costs incurred for 'fest deposits, trophies, name badges and such. Any sums of monies remaining go towards the continued operation of this site.

We will of course graciously accept any and all full registrations you desire to submit.
 

mycruiseagent

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OK, that's good for the registration fee being per car - how about kid's rates for the meals? $20 for breakfast or $40 for dinner would be an awfully pricey bowl of cereal or hotdog!

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Lug_Nut

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I will call the Hotel and use their guideline for determination if a child is to be counted regarding meals. I suspect that an infant seated in a lap (or in a high chair) and sharing a parent's plate will not be counted. I also suspect that a larger child in his or her own chair and eating from his or her own plate might be counted.

You are by no means required to eat with us. We hope that you will, but it is not a condition for attending the 'fest.
We expected that some attendees might prefer to dine out in places other than at the Hotel. One of the reasons we selected the Sheraton Braintree was the number of restaurants of varying cuisines and prices in the immediate area.
Registered 'fest attendees and their families that may chose to eat elsewhere are always welcome to join us following our group meals.
 

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The mall across the street from the host hotel has a foodcourt which should provide at least something for those young picky eaters. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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Last year the hotel didn't charge for children's meals since all of the children were 6 yrs and under. (not including teenage children that were present of course)
 

mycruiseagent

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Mine will be 7 and 8 by the time the 'fest gets here (Wow...7 and 8! Where has the time gone?).

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GeWilli

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assuming my daughter shows up she'll be 4 and if her current eating habits continue and if my evaluation of other 'food' events is consistent, adding the amount of food she consumes to my plate or even splitting it between my wife and myself... i've witnessed plenty of other people eat WAY more than the three of us would at a banquet setting.

The issue here might be place settings. IE if its a sit down served meal or a buffet. Also if we have to have an extra table to account for the kids it might be an issue.

Thats what I would check on Jon. see what they say. if they can allow say x number of kids per x number of adults we should be okay... (BTW tell em HOliday Inn lets the kids eat free - and they should too /images/graemlins/wink.gif /images/graemlins/grin.gif j/k)

(yes guys I will get off my tookass and register - soon)
 
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