On August 12 – 13, 2021 in Crown Point (Lake County) vicinity, the INLA hosted the 2021 INLA Summer Tour & INEF Shooting for Scholarship Fundraiser! Once again, the membership and INLA supporters came out to raise funds for the Indiana Nursery Endowment Fund (INEF), spend time to admire member projects on the Summer Tour, and participate in friendly competition of a sporting clay shoot.
Much thanks and admiration for the great work of the INLA Summer Meeting Committee — Chair Kevin Van Sessen, Blade Cutters (INLA Board Member), with members Dean Ricci, Ricci Landscape Maintenance (INLA President), Wayne Gruber, Niemeyers (INLA member/volunteer), Robert Johnstone, Edgewood Landscape Supply (auctioneer), and countless others from the region — for making this such a memorable and successful event. Special thanks also goes to Dean and Jamie Riccie for hosting the Tour Dinner at their beautiful home. And of course, we couldn’t do any of this without the generous support of our sponsors. Their contributions helps make this a truly enjoyable event for all (sponsor list).
Winners of the sporting clay shoot are:
1st Place Team: Team Brian Franco
Individual High Scorer: Brian Hominiuk (91 out of 100)
Total raised for INEF from the auctions on Thursday and Friday $13,015! Thanks everyone for making this another successful fundraiser and gathering!