SOURCE: The Peabody Ducks

May 10, 2005 17:02 ET

The Peabody Ducks Strut Their Stuff for Interstate Child Support Association

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 10, 2005 -- The Peabody Ducks will fly from their Royal Duck Palace at The Peabody Memphis, "the South's Grand Hotel," and arrive in a stretch limo at 9:30 am, on Friday, May 13, 2005, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine, Tel. toll-free 1-800-345-5050, or 207-761-8224. They are coming to Portland, Maine, in support of the sales presentation by the City of Memphis and The Peabody Memphis to the Eastern Region Interstate Child Support Association (ERICSA).

Members of the press are invited to attend the Hollywood-type, red carpet, celebrity arrival of these VIPs, Very Important Poultry. They will be accompanied by their duck master, Daniel Fox, clad in his traditional scarlet jacket, trimmed with gold braid, carrying his ceremonial Peabody Duck cane, and perform the March of The Peabody Ducks on their red carpet, from the limousine into the hotel lobby and beyond.

"At Peabody Hotels, we are committed to children's charitable and humanitarian projects, such as St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, and Give Kids The World in Orlando," says David Berkoski, director of national accounts for Peabody Hotels. "We are committed to children's causes, and we feel the ERICSA's work is of prime importance."

"The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Jay Hudson, sales Manager at The Peabody Memphis, have worked closely on this project. They hope to demonstrate to the ERICSA directors and officers, that the City of Memphis and The Peabody Memphis would be the most ideal location for their next annual conference for some 450 delegates," reveals Berkoski. The Peabody Memphis has just completed a multi-million dollar renovation and redecoration, and provides the most complete services and facilities for meetings and conventions of all types.

ERICSA has become well known for its effectiveness as a training organization. Through its annual conference, it provides special focus on communication and cooperation among states and jurisdictions for the interstate enforcement of child support obligations. Nationally recognized experts join the conference each year in general sessions, in small work groups and provide basic information and techniques for locating absent parents, establishing and enforcing support obligations, and meeting the special challenges of interstate enforcement.

The Peabody Memphis is a property of Peabody Hotels within the portfolio of Peabody Hotel Group of Memphis, Tennessee, and is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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