Two top-rated potato magazines..Potato Grower and Spudman..have published articles about PAA’s 100th meeting coming up July 31 – August 4, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is an invitation to members and non-members to join The PAA Executive Committee and Local Arrangement Committee to come and see what has been planned for this once in a lifetime celebration at the hotel where it all started, the Pantlind Hotel in 1915 (now the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel).
1. An article in Potato Grower written by Editor Tyrell Marchant, “Historical Significance PAA celebrates 100 Years” published in the January 2016 Issue and published online: January 06, 2016
2. A letter written by PAA’s 2015-2016 President Dr. Loretta Mikitzel outlining what The PAA is all about and what the goals are to continue to make The Association work. She also talks about the 100th meeting inviting members and others to attend and take advantage of all that will be taking place. This is published in Spudman January 2016, pages 46-47, 2016.
[The images of the hotel below show the original (black and white) Pantlind Hotel in 1915. The colored photos show what the new Pantlind Hotel [now called the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel] looks like today.