I just want to say thanks to all that came to this years party and I was able to chat with many of you but still missed a few I'm sure what with 200 people coming through during the entire day it got pretty hectic so I apologize if I didn't get a chance to even say hello. Thanks also to those that brought munchies to share with everyone, its much appreciated!! Special Kudos go out to those that came from out of town and I mean wayyyy out of town, Virginia, Alabama, Massachusetts.......Amazing dedication and I sure hope it was worth the trip and expense.
Special thanks go out to Pete and Julie Mathis for all there help in pulling this off every year. Pete ran the tournament on Revenge from Mars and did a great job as always when getting 34 different teams up to the game ASAP. I really need to get him a bull horn....LOL. Julie helped out in the kitchen area as usual and kept the food, garbage and empty pop cans from being a issue. Great job as always you two!!
Jeff Rumsey--What can I say about Jeff?? Each year he spends countless hours on the Tshirt design and puts up with my stupid suggestions and lack of artistic knowledge....LOL. This year I had to crawl to him on hands and knees to make a last minute game change on the back of the shirt but he took it in stride and said "no problem, but only this one time". Then a few weeks later came the printer fiasco....UGH!! Then we lost another week and Jeff said, "try Jupmode down in Toledo, they do great work". So I contacted them and they came through with flying colors and when I picked up the shirts in person it was the nicest and cleanest Tshirt print shop I'd ever been into and not only that they got the job done right the first time and they came out great. Now I can highly recommend Jupmode when somebody ask. Jeff, thanks for all that you did and without your skills there probably wouldn't be any shirts at all and especially of this caliber...., your the best!!
Joe Kace at Laseriffic-- Everybody knows Joe and they know he's the man when it comes to specialized toppers for there games but were talking probably a couple hundred or more of many of the titles he normally does. We'll as usual he's dreading that email where I put a wrench into his already busy schedule and ask for three, one of a kind trophies for our little tournament. He always ask "what did you have in mind?" and I tell him the game and then what I want it to say and then Joe comes up with the rest and this year he knocked it out of the park again with his one of a kind (or three of a kind) creation. I can't thank him enough and I hope I wasn't the one to put him in the hospital but I'm sending you the check and Tshirt in tomorrows mail Joe. Get better soon my friend and thank you!!
Marcus Anderson-- He has been doing the video's you've been watching on Utube and also helps me out with the PATZ auction each year and I can't thank him enough and plus he works cheap....LOL. Enjoy the shirt Marcus you deserve it.
SuAnn-- My wonderful wife for the last 22 years that puts up with all this crazy pinball/collecting madness of mine and deserves a heartfelt thank you for all that she does to make this party a success for the last 15 years as I couldn't do it without her. Somehow we manage to pull it off each year but not without a few ups and downs but she always pulls it all together and does it with that special smile of hers. Next time you see her give her a "thanks for the party" hello.
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Thanks to everyone and as always thanks for the fun and laughter and another year of memories.
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.