24th Annual MPKS Koi and Trade Show–2016
Announcing the 24th Annual MPKS Koi and Trade Show
NEW VENUE THIS YEAR
Friday 06/24/16 6:00 to 9:00
Saturday 06/25/16 9:00 to 5:00
Sunday 06/26/16 10:00 to 3:00
We are proud to announce our 24th Annual show to be held over the weekend of June 24 – 26, 2016. We will be hosting our show at The Max Athletic & Exposition, 4750 S. Vernon Ave., McCook, IL 60525. It is an air conditioned facility with plenty of room for show vats and vendor booths. If you have never shown fish before, or are a veteran koi show participant, we hope you will consider showing your koi this year. Dr. Passovoy and his water quality team (fondly referred to as the “water mopes”) will be assuring the best care of your koi while at our show, as they have done for many years now.
On Saturday we will be presenting a program of speakers and topics of general interest to koi hobbyists.
- Koi and Aquaponics at 10:30 AM by Matt McCann of Quality Koi.
- Goldfish seminar at 1:30 PM by Mike Weynschenk of Southwest Koi
Again this year we will be presenting- Three Major Non-Gosanke Awards: The Sakura, Tsubaki, and Botan plus two new major Non-Gosanke Awards – Mature Champion B and Young Champion B.
Raffle with Two Special Fish
There are some great items on the raffle table including some silent auction items. There will also be two special fish raffled this year at 4:30 on Saturday.
The Absolute Best Way to Learn About Koi
On Sunday following the brief award ceremony at 10:00 AM, join the judges in a walk around the tanks. They explain what they saw and will answer your questions about any fish in the vats!
If you have further questions, please contact our Koi Show Chairman, John Hall (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will, of course, need lots of volunteers to help with the show this year! We’ll be hiring parttime help to set up and break down vats – always a most difficult job – but will need lots of help with vendor booth set up, traffic control, filling the show vats, club table, show tear-down, etc. We are also asking for a few night-owls who would be willing to baby-sit the koi after the show closes until about 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
We will have volunteer sign-up sheets available at the April and May dinner meeting, but you don’t have to wait until then to sign up. If you can help this year, please email to:
email@example.com what days your might be available to help.
We hope to see you at the show!