Originally Posted By: gjohnson
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Well all. We finished most of the convention today. I thought I would share some news.
We had a tremendous time here. Over 40 vendors in 60 slots with one pinball machine.
All in all we had over 550 attendees attending classes at in the exhibit hall.. Most classes where over booked.
It was great to see everyone down there. On behalf of Paul Sabados, Dave Bush, Gerry Beaumont and myself I would like to thank everyone for coming. Our award for the farthest travel went to Bruce Byars who came all the way from Alaska.
I think that for a first convention, we had some ups and downs, but all in all thinks were great. I got a lot of good feedback from Vendors, Instructors, and Attendees. We know what we did right and what we did wrong. Next years Convention will be even better then this one already was.
Some of the attendess of the Foundation Reception last night. Between a tool bag raffle and the reception we were able to raise over $2000 in donations.
Some more reception
The Foundation Staff from Right to Left (Blaine Wiley, Secretary, Gary Johnson "Executive Director", John Bowman "Vice President", and Paul Sabados "President"
Paul Sabados, Nick Gromicko, and Gary Johnson
and finally some at the bar shots....