To put on a first class goldfish event it takes a lot of effort present on site and behind the secenes. Below is a summary of how we made the great event work. Hope to see more of you the first weekend in August 2024
Ohio Goldfish Palooza 1
Thanks to the Team!
The Goldfish Show and detailed tours of the facility were a phenomenal success thanks to an outstanding team effort.
The Goldfish Council bought 50 new tanks for this event. Chris Benes from Finspiration (pet shop in Cincinnati) sourced the tanks and arranged to have them delivered.
Gary Hater and Bao Dang supplied tents, the chairs and tables were rented.
Greg Rau managed the engineering and building of a new air header and table bracing .
Rob Crosby Judged the entries.
Joshua McWilliams, Will Wen and Cindy Hack tabulated scores sheets and recorded the entries. Joshua will also be supplying a pictorial review with the winners listing later this week.
Gregg Hack was the Writer/Recorder.
Below are most of the key players who made this event happen;
Ohio Koi LTD
Todd Elliott - owner and sponsor
Max Kott - service specialist
Evan Curry - service specialist
Set Up & Tear Down
Greg Rau – Dayton, Ohio
Greg & Cindy Hack – Milwaukie, Wi
Rob Crosby – Delaware
Bao Gia Dang – Columbus, Ohio
Tony Brehm – Columbus, Ohio
Joshua McWilliams – Cincinnati, Ohio
Gary Hater- Cincinnati, Ohio
Bryan Rhodes –Mechanicsville, VA
William Wen – Cincinnati, Ohio
Max Kott- Columbus, Ohio
Evan Curry – Sunbury, Ohio
Dan Young – Anderson, IN
Vito Gervassi – Case of Sponge Filters
Todd Elliott – Titanium Heater & a TGC monetary donation
Lindsay Arrance – Double 40-gallon stand
Joshua McWilliams –A bundle of shirts, hat, ornaments
Gary Hater – Reverse trio of English Veiltails
Greg Hack – a gaggle of top view Ranchu
Event and Show Operation
Todd Elliott –educational tour of facility
Gary Hater – Show Chairman
Joshua McWilliams – Judging and Benching Scoring Chairman
Rob Crosby – Judge
Greg Hack – Benching and Writer
Cindy Hack – Scoring and Benching
Bao Dang & Miss Kim – Vietnamese BBQ and Sausages ( G C PHO – Columbus)
Bao Dang – Grill Master
Cindy Hack – Greek Salad
Jane & Gary Hater – Side Dishes and Tableware
All in, we had at least 20 people help make this one of the biggest Goldfish Shows in the country on year 1. The team is excited about making this show a permanent August event and are already planning for 2024. The above people made this event happen, drop them a note and tell them thanks! They worked long and hard to make this happen. Tentative dates are August 2,3, & 4 -2024. Sunday the 4th, TGC and Todd Elliot have a new additional event planned, first ever- Goldfish Mud Pond Pull and Sale.