The Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau teamed up with the Plainfield Parks and Recreation Department to offer a pool-side event for friends and family on Tuesday.
“We had about 250 people come and we were pretty happy about that,” said Jaime Bohler Smith, associate director of the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Both entities had two missions in mind — to showcase a local destination and to get more photos and video of Splash Island.
“We have regular meetings with our tourism partners,” Bohler Smith said. “We thought this would be a great way to showcase one of our destinations. Instead of hosting a breakfast, we thought it would be a great way for our partners to experience what our visitors experience.”
The HCCVB invited their partners in the convention and visitors industry, including employees from hotels and volunteers from community events like Wings of Golf and Taste of Hendricks County.
“These are people we work with on a regular basis,” Bohler Smith said.
She added the HCCVB and the parks department are always in need of new photography and video work of Splash Island for promotional reasons.
“And when you need to get waivers and names, it was nice to do it this way,” Bohler Smith said. “We just had people sign waivers when they came in. We had two photographers and one videographer.”
They were able to capture more than 1,000 photos and shot almost four hours of video for promotions.
“And these will not just come here to the HCCVB,” Bohler Smith said. “We will be making copies of everything for the Plainfield parks.”
She said she had a great time visiting with attendees and checking out the venue herself.
One of the main attractions for the evening was the new leisure river feature that was completed just in time to begin the season.