Texas Gulf Coast Council
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Message from the Chairman
Thanks to everyone who took part in TrashFest 2008. It was another fantastic year!
All in all, we registered 398 participants this year, the most in 10 years. In addition, we had community volunteers from HD Supply in New Braunfels, as well as several individuals who read about the event in the paper, there to help us with registration and weigh-in.
This year's results were 3,679 lbs in aggregate weight, plus an additional 3,562 bottles/cans/cups and 149 shoes/sunglasses that were counted. Congratulations to the teams who won "Super Scooper" shirts in these categories:
Aggregate Weight
1st place      Team Scubaland II
2nd place      DiveBuddy.com Team I
3rd place      Bay Area Divers Team II
Number of Cans, Bottles, Cups
1st place      Kickady Mojito Divers
2nd place      Texas Mud Ducks
3rd place      Bay Area Divers Team I
Most Shoes/Sunglasses
1st place      ShoeKrewe Divers
2nd place      Bay Area Divers Team I
3rd place      Texas Mud Ducks
Most Unusual Item (Adult)
1st place      Anna Bodenhamer
2nd place      Neil Lowery
3rd place      Bill Todd
Most Unusual Item (Youth)
1st place      Sydney Nobrega
2nd place      Alex Mayo
3rd place      Joseph Rodriguez

A big "thanks" goes out to our very generous 2008 Sponsors, and congratulations to the lucky folks who took door prizes home with them.
As many of you may have noticed, we had film crews from the EcoXplorers and Going Down television shows filming at TrashFest this year. Stay tuned for information on how you can see the segments that they will be producing.
We're looking forward to TrashFest '09. Mark your calendars - it'll be on Oct 3, 2009.
Roger Veteto
TrashFest 2008