Friday, June 13, 2008

Another Year's Reunion Finished

Well, some of us have already returned home from this year's Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion, others are still traveling and some are still in Las Vegas enjoying the sights, sounds and opportunities to lose money (right, Morgan?). I think that all of us, though, will agree that this year's Reunion was one of our most successful ever.

There were certainly some roadblocks on the way to success.... the memorabilia fair room wasn't open, let alone ready, when we arrived Monday morning to begin our set-up, we had the usual challenges with audio at an event of this type and there was the case of those missing keys (right, Nick?); however, despite any roadblocks, the successes were much greater.

I believe that all of the vendors set up for the memorabilia fair had very successful weeks despite the concerns over the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday dates, the Baloney Blowout was fun and festive and the Reunion Banquet itself was tremendous. I don't believe that there was a dry eye in the house as we closed the banquet with Pat Patterson leading us in singing "My Way."

Over the coming days, I will be working on a full report of the events. In the meantime, our friends over at SLAM! Wrestling already have their reviews and photo albums posted.

To everybody who contributed to this Reunion, thank you. I hate to try to do this because you always forget somebody, but thanks particularly go to Dave Millican, Rico Mann, Reggie Parks, Ted Gordienko and Vince Fahey for donating items for our auctions and raffles this week; to BJ Race, Melissa Anderson and Al Friend for helping us earn as much money as possible for the items that were donated; to Mike Lano, Kurt Brown and Bob Barnett for their contributions to the Baloney Blowout; and to JJ Dillon, Morgan Dollar, Kurt Nielsen and Scott Hosey for helping to make the banquet itself so successful.