You Could Bet on It:
The 2018 Holiday Party was
A Memorable Evening 

The 61st Annual OCWA Holiday Party was a memorable evening of elegance and excitement. From tasteful table settings to high stakes gaming tables, everything was geared for unforgettable joy. And our venue — the Marconi Automotive Museum — decked out in holiday splendor, proved a wonderful backdrop for the festivities.

Throughout the evening, guests were delighted to wander through an amazing display of classic automotive excellence – every­thing from exotic racing cars to rare luxury sedans, muscle machines to limited production prototypes. For those who appreciate cars or crafts­man­ship, or who just admire the beauty of fine engineering, it was a rewarding experience.

We were fortunate this year to have Chelsea Gentry, a local college photography student, join us to take special holiday photos of our guests. These photos can be viewed and downloaded from the Holiday Party Photos section of our website. In addition, candidate photos from the evening are also available to view and download in the Holiday Festivities Photos section.

After a sumptuous meal prepared by White House Catering, guests hit the gaming tables to test their luck and skills. A special treat for the evening, however, were Slot Car races on a classic track, complete with computerized scoring. Many guests were heard to declare it took them back to their youth, as the excited look on so many faces would attest.

We were blessed this year to have a wide array of Sponsors. With their support, a great many prizes were awarded to the raffle winners, with prizes varying from an Oculus Go to a Ring security system, along with plenty of holiday cheer. For a complete listing of this year’s sponsors, please visit the Holiday Party Sponsors section of our website.

Gifts for our guests weren’t the only presents distributed. Through the generosity of the attendees, dozens of toys were collected for the Marconi Foundation to distribute to disadvantaged children throughout the county. The Orange County Water Association is very grateful to all our guests for their generous support in this worthy endeavor.

We were happy to see so many new faces at this year’s event. After enjoying an evening of merriment with us, we hope many of you will join OCWA, to take advantage of the many networking and educational opportunities our Association offers.

With wishes for all for a happy and prosperous New Year, we hope to see you again at next year’s Holiday Party!

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