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October 11, 2014 - LCCA’s 45th Anniversary Celebration (Video Recap)

We hope you all enjoy the video taken during our Saturday, October 11, LCCA Special Event in Dearborn MI to start off the year-long celebration of LCCA’s 45th Anniversary year. Former owner of Lionel, Mr. Dick Kughn was the featured guest speaker for the evening. We were also able to surprise Dick with a 85th Birthday celebration. Dick Kughn turned 85 on October 31, 2014. Happy Birthday Dick! To view a video recap of this event, please go to:

LCCA Member and renowned artist Ms. Angela Trotta Thomas was in attendance with her husband Bob. Angela’s original oil painting “LCCA 45 Years of Fun!” was on display during this event. Every member can purchase a $5 raffle ticket between now and July of 2015 at our club store on our website Every LCCA member will have an opportunity to win this original artwork. The LCCA will be announcing the luck winner of this painting during the Saturday evening banquet of our 45th Annual Convention to be held July 20-25, 2015 at the Double Tree Hotel in Danvers MA (near Boston)

The highlight of the event was when Angela and Bob Thomas presented Dick with an original painting depicting the Lionel Newsstand operating accessory with the Detroit News newspaper with the headline “Breaking News Dick Kughn Celebrates 85th Birthday!”

Thank you to all of the LCCA members and guests for attending. Thank you Dick & Linda Kughn, Kughn Enterprises, Derek Thomas, Bob and Angela Trotta Thomas for making this such a special evening and successful LCCA Special Event.

Al Kolis
President-Elect & Special Events Manager
Lionel Collectors Club of America