Thank you to everyone who participated in the conference at the beautiful French Lick Resort, it was great to get back together in person again!
We welcomed everyone on Tuesday evening with a FANTASTIC hospitality party sponsored by National Water Services
at Legendz. If you didn't make it there this year, make sure you plan to attend next year!
Wednesday morning we hit the ground running and participants started off to their special track of classes - administrative, water, or wastewater. We staggered classes this year to reduce the number of people in the exhibit hall at one time, which seemed to be beneficial for both attendees and vendors! Since we couldn't host an Awards Luncheon this year at the event, we had screens up throughout the venue to honor our best of the best in the industry
as well as four outstanding students with $2,000 scholarships
Wednesday evening we hosted an evening outside with cocktails and appetizers in addition to pizza and bowling inside! It was a great time to wind down from a full day of classes while mingling with peers and friends - while enjoying some really great weather!
Thursday, everyone woke up to a delicious hot breakfast buffet before starting in on another day of classes. Also, we held the first round of our Regional Taste Test Competitions
. The Town of Osgood will advance to the Best Tasting Water in Indiana contest to be held in Fort Wayne at the Fall Conference. We wrapped up the conference by announcing the big Sportsman's Raffle grand prize winner. Over $5,500 in tickets were sold for the Sportsman's Raffle, the proceeds of which were donated to WaterPAC! This year's winner was Jim Perry from Cataract Lake, who walked away with a John Deere Zero Turn Lawnmower worth over $2,500! Dave Harvey from Water Solutions Unlimited won the shotgun raffle. Reggie Payton from BBP Water Corp. won the all-inclusive trip for two to the NRWA conference
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - sponsored by Covalen
& Midwestern Engineers, Inc. Thank you to all our attendees, speakers, vendors, and sponsors for helping make this another fantastic event!