25th on the 25th

The LSPA celebrated its 25th anniversary in style on October 25th at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The only thing better than the gorgeous, historical venue was the fact that 350 LSPA members and friends were in attendance. It was a great night: food, drink, 17 Past LSPA Presidents in attendance, three Contribution to the Practice awards, and that doesn’t even include the evening’s entertainment. 

We were excited to hear Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s a cappella group, the Audiophiles, perform. What a talented group of future engineers and techies!

Then the moment we’d all been waiting for: the LSPA’s 1st Story Slam. By all accounts it was a smashing success.  Six 5-minute stories about MCP (mis)adventures. By audience vote, Janet Keating-Connolly of Arcadis told the best story. But we were all winners for hearing the funny, shocking, and cringe-worthy stories shared by Lisa Campe, Dave Foss, Andy Irwin, Paul Locke, Nate Stevens and Janet.  Big shout out to these brave and daring storytellers!

The LSPA Scholarship Fund’s Silent Auction offered many tempting items and bidding resulted in a net draw of over $4,000 for future scholarships. Bill Betters, President of the Fund, shepherds the bid clipboards.

Thank you to Elliot Steinberg of Haley & Aldrich for the photos; and many thanks to the LSPA’s 25th anniversary planning committee and everyone else who helped make this an event to remember.

More photos (and maybe even some video) to come.

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