2023 SKUNK SHOW INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS AT SKUNK SHOW RATES:
5:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023
RESERVATIONS AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE AT BEST RATE AVAILABLE
CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE 2 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OR A ONE NIGHT FEE WILL BE CHARGED
GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION
The 34th Annual Skunk Show will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Orlando SW/Celebration, 5711 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (east of I-4 and across from Old Town), Kissimmee, FL.
On Saturday, the show hall opens around 10:30 am and the judging starts at NOON. It would be appreciated if you would pre-register your skunks in advance to save time on Saturday. Skunk registration and payment can be made using the form and "donation" button found below (sorry - the program wouldn't let me rename the button).
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: To make a hotel reservation, call Group Reservations at the hotel 321-401-1020, Someone is there 7 days a week during normal business hours. Ask for the "Group Code "KUo" OR Skunk Show 2023". If they are not available you will get their voice mail. When you hear the message say SELECT OPTION "0" for IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, DO NOT CHOOSE THIS OPTION AS IT WILL SEND YOU TO CENTRAL RESERVATIONS. INSTEAD WAIT FOR THE BEEP TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR GROUP SALES and they will call you back as soon as possible. Check in time is 4:00 PM unless early check in is requested. Checkout is 11:00 AM. You can request an earlier check in time or a later check out time.
The hotel has 2 towers so if you call to book, designate whether you want Tower 1 or Tower 2 (most of us stay in Tower 2 as it's closer to the show hall):
Tower 1 room cost is $68/night plus $8/per night resort fee (normally $21) and 13.5% sales and room tax = $86.26/night. These are deluxe rooms and newly renovated. Tower 1 rooms have a larger refrigerator and a microwave but has a slightly smaller bathroom than Tower 2. NOTE: Bathroom door opening is approximately 28 inches for baby gate planning purposes depending on the room.
Tower 2 room cost is $58/night plus $8/night resort fee (normally $21) and 13.5% sales and room tax = $74.91/night. These are standard rooms which have not been renovated yet as plans were put on hold due to COVID. The rooms are still very nice. Tower 2 has a larger tiled bathroom which, in our opinion, is better for baby-gating skunks. It has a smaller refrigerator but if renovated will have the larger refrigerator. It does not have a microwave but one can be requested and if available will be provided. NOTE: Average bathroom door opening is 30 inches for baby gate planning purposes depending on the room.
Tower 1 and 2 rooms have either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Tower 2 rooms are closer to the show hall which is on the first floor and at the back of the hotel. Tower 1 is on the other side of the hotel at the front.
The resort fee covers high-speed internet access in guest rooms and public areas, local calls, 800 # calls and credit card access, unlimited use of the fitness center, outdoor pool with fresh towels, parking, daily local newspaper available in hotel lobby and Disney channel in your guest room. This fee seems to be the new norm with the majority of the hotels but we were able to negotiate a reduction from $21/night to $8 a night.
NOTE (TENTATIVE DUE TO COVID ) Breakfast - The Holiday Inn has agreed to give a Full American breakfast buffet at the rate of $11.00/per person - normal cost is $15.99/per person. You must request the breakfast at the time you make your hotel reservation.
Room rates are good for Thursday, October 12, 2023 through Monday October 16, 2023. If you want to make it a mini-vacation, and stay till Monday, there is a group of us that stays and goes to one of the theme parks, usually Sea World., on Sunday, possibly Disney this year. Contact Brenda Hoch for more information.
ACTIVITIES: There is usually a group of us going to dinner each night. If you'd like to join us call Brenda 727-809-0975 or Lynnda 354-290-6009 and we'll add you to the list. Also, there is a group of us that stays until Monday and goes to a Theme Park on Sunday. If you'd like to join us for this activity, please call Brenda 727-809-0975. In addition, we are working with the hotel for a place for us to gather each night for those of you that would like to sit around and talk, ask skunk questions, etc. We will let you know where that is once it gets c closer to the show and we work out the details.
VENDORS: If you would like to be a vendor at the show, to reserve a table contact Brenda Hoch 727-809-0975 or Lynnda Butler 954-290-6009. NOTE: Vendor space is limited due to smaller show hall so get your request in early.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION contact Brenda Hoch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 727-809-0975 or Lynnda Butler, email@example.com, 954-290-6009.
REQUEST: even if you find a lower rate for the hotel on another site, it would be appreciated if you made your reservation directly with the hotel. By doing so, we continue to get a discounted rate and credit for the reservations which allows us to use the show hall at a reduced rate. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
SKUNK ENTRY FEE
$15.00 FOR THE FIRST SKUNK; $10.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL SKUNK (If showing 5 skunks or more, your maximum cost is $50.00 - provided all skunks are owned by the same owner)
ALL SKUNKS are eligible to win the following categories:
A. Grand National Champion is awarded to the skunk with the most points accumulated. The categories judged for Grand National Champion are as follows:
1. Male or Female
2. Junior, Adult, Senior or Super Senior
3. Best Color
4. Best Male
5. Best Female
6. Best Tail
B. Categories for fun are:
1. Best costume
2. Most Talented
C. TOUGHEST SKUNK OF THE YEAR (Chosen by the Show Committee) (NOTE: If you want to nominate a skunk for this award, email firstname.lastname@example.org and give us the name of the owner, name of the skunk, and why you think the skunk qualifies for this award).
NOTE: All skunks are required to be neutered or spayed, except: if your skunk is this year's baby and too young to or too little to be safely altered, you may still show him/her but see Lynnda Butler or Brenda Hoch to make special arrangements.
SKUNK COLORS (Color assumes plus white stripe):
White with Dark Eyes Blonde Swirl
Confetti (3 or more colors, not shades of same) Blonde Chip
Champagne Swirl Smoke Swirl
Champagne Chip Smoke Chip
Brown - Light Brown - Dark
Brown - Light Swirl Brown - Dark Swirl
Brown - Light Chip Brown - Dark Chip
Mahogany (Reddish Brown) Black
Mahogany Swirl Black Swirl
Mahogany Chip Black Chip
Lavender Unique (any color or markings that do not fit in any other
Lavender Swirl category above)
NOTE: If you are unsure what color category your skunk fits into, please choose what you feel is the closest. You can double check the color when you check in at the show and it can always be modified at that time.
SHOW REGISTRATION PAYMENT
- Check - if you wish to pay by check, please make the check payable to "Florida Skunk Rescue" and mail it to: Florida Skunk Rescue, 12225 Litewood Dr, Hudson FL 34669-3715. When you fill out the registration form below, it will automatically be emailed to Florida Skunk Rescue.
- Credit/Debit - if you wish to pay by credit or debit card, please use the "Donate" button below. It will connect you with PayPal. You do not need a Paypal account to make your payment. Any questions Brenda Hoch at 727-809-0975. When you fill out the registration form below, it will automatically be emailed to Florida Skunk Rescue. We also accept Venmo, Zelle, Paypal. CashApp.
SKUNK SHOW REGISTRATION FORM: (starts below "Donate" button).