Fall Fest 2019 is in the books, and we were excited to see more than 450 registered attendees join us at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The biggest event in SCACPA history is complete, and we were glad that many of our members and guests went home with some nice prizes.

Thanks to all of you who entered a guess in our Candy Jar Contest. We filled both a two-and-a-half-gallon jug and a one-gallon jug with bags of Gold Mine and Coal Mine bubble gum nuggets. The correct number of bags in the big jar was 100 bags while the correct number of bags in the small jar was 42 bags.

For the big candy jar, two SCACPA members guessed there were 99 bags. A random drawing of their names during Friday’s luncheon means that Phillip Parker, CPA, University of South Carolina at Lancaster, won the grand prize of the SCACPA folding wagon. Tracy Hilke, CPA, Southeastern Freight Lines, won the consolation prize of the 100 bags of gum.

For the small candy jar, two SCACPA members correctly guessed there were 42 bags. Another random drawing means that Marcia Smeenk, CPA, won a $100 Amazon gift card. Harris Darver, CPA, of DarverKelly won the consolation prize of the 42 bags of gum.

Thursday Entertainment Night Prize Drawings

Walmart $25 gift card – Ken Lannigan, guest of Traci Tasca, CPA, NAI Columbia

Amazon $25 gift card – Jed Dunavant, CPA, SC Office of the State Auditor

Amazon $25 gift card – Phil Betette, CPA, McGregor and Company

Amazon $25 gift card – Joseph Phipps, CPA, Phipps & Associates

Darden Restaurants $25 gift card – Dean Cochenour, CPA, Carey & Company PA

Field and Steam $250 gift card – Nicole Battle, wife of Sean Battle, CPA, Bauknight Pietras & Stormer PA

32-inch TV – Lowell Wakefield, CPA

Friday Luncheon Vendor Prize Drawings

ADP – South Carolina Gamecocks insulated cooler for Michael Fisher, CPA, Shealy Truck Center; Clemson Tigers insulated cooler for Tommy Bryson, CPA, Columbia Heart

JP Morgan Chase & Co. – Portable grill/cooler for Elaine Gibson, CPA, Le Creuset of America

McGriff Insurance/BB&T Bank – Yeti cooler for Dodd Buie, CPA, C.F. Evans & Company; BCBS gym bag for Diane Murphy, CPA, Montgomery & Yarbrough PA, CPAs; BCBS backpack for Jed Dunavant, CPA, SC Office of the State Auditor

McGriff Insurance/AON – Echo Dot for Tim Morton, CPA, and Krystle Walden, CPA, SC Department of Revenue

Paparazzi Passion for Fashion – Choice of jewelry for David Mulholland, CPA, Wells Fargo Bank

PayChex – Gift basket and wine for Todd Dailey, CPA, Mauldin & Jenkins

Performance HCM –$50 Visa gift card for John Clinton Bates, CPA, Suggs Johnson and Lisa Ham, CPA, Richardson Plowden & Robinson PA

Youthful Nectar – Hand-made soaps for Beth Newsome, CPA, Sonoco Products Company

SCACPA – $25 Amazon gift card for Guy Martin, CPA; Julia Stalvey, CPA, Tidelands Community Hospice; Debra Turner, CPA, WebsterRogers; and Miles Warren, CPA, AFL Telecommunications