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Merriment Enjoyed At Mid American Banquet

Posted February 27, 2001

by Chris Larson

The Mid America Awards Banquet was held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Marriott in Oakbrook, Ill. Peg Shula, of the Mid America organization and banquet committee, and her assistants produced an evening of memories and entertainment. Mardi Gras was the banquet theme for this year and tables were decorated with a variety of masks as the centerpieces. Costumes, jugglers on stilts and live entertainers were all present to liven up the attendees. A decorated golf cart cruised around the room distributing raffle tickets for the $10,000 that was awarded at the end of the evening.

During dinner, a musical slide show of candids from the 2000 season was presented, sparking smiles and memories for many. A singer/comedian was the official emcee and in charge of calling out the award recipients. She drew many laughs when she played upon the recipients names. Each high point winner was presented with a bronze trophy that was commissioned by Mid America from artist Douwe Blumberg.

Brendan Heintz initiated a game of Horse Trivial Pursuit. The object was to name the horse and answer questions after looking at a photo. The grand prize was a stall at the Milwaukee Spring Horse Show.

For a complete list of winners see the printed edition of Saddle Horse Report dated February 19, 2001.

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