The secret was out for the second year at the ASBSD-SASD Convention as many attendees discovered who the secret vendor was among the Convention’s more than 100 exhibitors. And those lucky attendees entered their name in a drawing for a chance to win $500 cash.
Just after 5 p.m. on the Convention’s opening day, SASD Executive Director Rob Monson called the crowd together with ASBSD Executive Wade Pogany having already arrived.
And they obliged Monson’s request.
For just a minute, it looked like Monson and Pogany were surprised by the throng of people gathering for the announcement.
But they had help from Monty Miller of Sayre Associates, the secret vendor sponsor, who drew the name of the winner.
And everyone waited with bated breath…
“NO WAY!” shouted the winner, Pierre School Board Vice President Cari Leidholt.
There were handshakes.
And high fives!
Congratulations, Cari. Thanks to everyone who supported the vendors in the Exhibit Hall. The secret vendor will be back again next year!