Wabash County Chamber of Commerce Expo Committee Chair Jill Vigar announces Jody McCoart, Wabash, as the winner of the Expo Grand Prize. The package includes a two-night stay at the French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, breakfast for two in the Colonnade, a round of golf for two at the Donald Ross Course, and dinner for two in 1875, all donated by French Lick Resorts.
Other prizewinners and donors during the two-day event included Dana Jelenek, Peru, who won a five-night stay at the Hampton Inn at Daytona Beach donated by Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate and Hoffman Nursery & Landscaping. Theresa Carroll, LaFontaine, won one-night stay, dinner for two, and show for two at Essenhaus at Middlebury donated by Randall Miller & Associates. Kristi Lundquist, Wabash, won a 50-inch Emerson LED TV and LG Blu-ray DVD Player donated by Wabash Valley Abstract.
Hourly door prize winners and donors were Judy Hannah, Wabash, who won a three-month membership to YMCA and a T-shirt donated by Wabash County YMCA. Janet Quillen, Wabash, won 18 holes of golf at Honeywell Golf Course for four players donated by Wellbrooke of Wabash and a Metronet Network Pack donated by Metronet. Patty Pavey, Denver, won a designer picnic basket donated by Premier Home Health Care. Sharon Sampson, Wabash, won a blanket and bag of goodies donated by Family LifeCare. All four also received two tickets each to the Pancake Breakfast donated by Kiwanis.
Frank Nordman, Wabash, won a month membership to Sweat Factory donated by Sweat Factory and a Metronet Network Pack donated by Metronet. Gary Huddleston won a blanket and bag of goodies donated by Family LifeCare and three shirts, water bottle, book and basket donated by Miami County Tourism Bureau. Terry Buzzard, Wabash, won the designer picnic basket donated by Premier Home Health Care. John Eaknight, Wabash, won the dinner for two at It's Vegas Baby and one night stay at Blue Chip Tower donated by Blue Chip Casino. Lane Miller, Fort Wayne, won two tickets to see the Bisc Boys Improv Comedy at Eagles, two tickets to see the Boscoe France Band at Eagles, and two tickets to see Michael Palascak at Eagles with free medium popcorn to each show. He also won two tickets to Jerrod Niemann and two pre-show buffet meals donated by The Honeywell Center.
Joseph Merriman, Wabash, won a bag of goodies from Modoc's Market donated by First Farmer's Bank & Trust. Kathy Steele won a hat and T-shirt donated by Bass & Bucks and a fishing pole donated by Wabash County Chamber of Commerce.
The Tri-Chamber Expo is an annual event designed to bring businesses and customers together in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Event committee members include Jill Vigar - Chair (Metropolitan School District); Donyell Adkins and Aaron Campbell (First Merchants Bank); Lance Agness (Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.); Kristi Lundquist (Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate); Courtney Wagoner (Thermafiber, Inc.); Ellen Mock (The Honeywell Center); Jami Bartel (Miller's Merry Manor); Nadine Slisher (Senior Helpers); Patty Godfroy (Wabash County YMCA); Sandy Chittum (Miami County Chamber of Commerce); Laura Rager (North Manchester Chamber of Commerce); and Kimberly Pinkerton and Emily Gardner (Wabash County Chamber of Commerce).