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Message from the Chairman
Rain couldn't dampen the spirit of TrashFest 2009!

Thanks to everyone who took part in TrashFest 2009. It was another fantastic year!
Despite a pretty constant downpour, we registered 446 participants this year, the most in 12 years and collected 4,820 pounds of trash, in addition to 2,672 cups/cans/bottles and 83 shoes/sunglasses that were counted. And 38 lucky divers found a painted rock as part of this year's treasure hunt and took home some great prizes!
Congratulations to the teams who won "Super Scooper" shirts in these categories:
Aggregate Weight
1st place      DiveBuddy.com Team I
2nd place      CHUM River Rats
3rd place      BAD Team 4
Number of Cans, Bottles, Cups
1st place      Texas Mud Ducks
2nd place      Maximum Scuba Team 9
3rd place      Shoe Krewe
Most Shoes/Sunglasses
1st place      Maximum Scuba Mud Cats 8
2nd place      Shoe Krewe
3rd place      Texas Mud Ducks
Most Unusual Item (Adult)
1st place      Joyce Gese
2nd place      Jennifer Hackman
3rd place      Chase Lacombe
Most Unusual Item (Youth)
1st place      Andrew Zimmerman
2nd place      Tommy Rauland
3rd place      Nathan Bowie

I'd like to thank all the volunteers who helped out at registration, weigh-in, and the BBQ. This event wouldn't be the success it was without you! A special thank you goes out to the students from Texas State University who not only helped out at registration, weigh-in, and the BBQ, but also took the cans to be recycled for Cans for a Cure.
And last, but certainly not least, a big "thanks" goes out to our very generous 2009 Sponsors, and congratulations to the lucky folks who won there share of the $35,000 worth of door prizes that were donated.
We're looking forward to TrashFest '10. Mark your calendars - it'll be on October 2, 2010.
Joanne Vest
TrashFest 2009