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Plant, the tour witnessed 1920s splendor not often
   seen in modern plants, with marble floors, gleaming
   metal fixtures and streaming natural light.

     The neighboring Boiler House has been
   modernized to house high-tech controls for all of
   Metro Nashville’s water system, along with offices
   and meeting rooms. Nave said the location is secure,
   and the water system cannot be accessed by anyone
   off-site. The offices also showcase photos and relics
   from Omohundro’s rich history.

   Golf Outing

     Golfers had beautiful weather, if a little chilly at
   the start, for the Sunday golf outing to Ted Rhodes
   Golf Course. The 18-hole municipal course is a
   picturesque setting for a great afternoon of play
   along the banks of the Cumberland River. Fifteen
   teams participated. Team photos are on page 14.

   YP Events

     TCAPWA’s Young Professionals had a fun
   and informative schedule of events at this year’s
   conference, starting with a Monday evening outing
   to Top Golf. These up-and-coming folks also helped
   raise funds for Oasis Center by selling raffle tickets
   for a Benelli shotgun. The Oasis Center focuses
   on helping youth and their families through crisis
   intervention, leadership development, community
   engagement, and help with college and career
   access. Mike Ribaudo with Metro Nashville was the
   lucky winner of the raffle.

   Charitable Giving

     Conference attendees had many opportunities
   to give back this year, and as always, Public Works
   professionals showed amazing generosity and
   community spirit. Water for People hosted a silent
   auction and raised $1,140 to help provide safe
   drinking water for people around the world. In
   addition, the TCAPWA silent auction contributed
   to the $3,000 raised for Oasis Center with top-notch
   items available for bidding, including a fiddle signed
   by Charlie Daniels and signed Nashville Predators
   memorabilia. Monetary donations totaled $500
   for Hurricane Michael relief through Red Cross of
   Middle Tennessee.

     A golf putting contest hosted by Cannon and
   Cannon collected 168 pounds of non-perishable
   foods and $150 in donations for Second Harvest
   Food Bank of East Tennessee. Second Harvest
   is East Tennessee’s largest hunger-relief charity,
   distributing more than 18 million pounds of food
   and groceries each year through a network of
   nonprofit organizations like local food pantries,
   soup kitchens, emergency shelters and schools.

   Equipment Rodeo

     The field of 87 Public Works professionals
   gathered bright and early Monday morning on the
   grounds of the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium
   for the much-anticipated annual Equipment Rodeo.
   While waiting for a turn on the course, participants

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