Spirits Were High at Whirlpool Mixer as Guests Guess ‘Ol’ Lonely’ Pix

Judy Verkam, left, and Kelly Golder pick their favorite Maytag Repairmen at the Saturday night soiree.

By Rich Lindblom, YSN

Whirlpool may not have made it to its Mixology cocktail reception Saturday night, but the vendor was certainly there in spirit — and spirits.

Kim and Linda Legato relive Maytag memories.

Guests were treated to some tasty “Double Down Watermelon Margaritas,” and hungry revelers also drank in the build-your-own-taco bar. Reviews of the margaritas ranged from “kinda sour” to “pretty good,” and even a few “I’m gonna make these at home.” To help with the latter, dealers received Whirlpool-branded margarita mixing shakers and stirrers as parting gifts.

But the biggest hit of the Mixology mixer may well have been the sneak peek at YourSource NewsOl’ Lonely Photo Contest.  Attendees eyed 30-, 40- and even 50-year-old photos of members posing with various incarnations of the famed Maytag Repairman. Those who identify the most dealers have a chance at winning one of several prizes worth over $2,000 in total.

From left: Larry Verkamp, Tom Bennett and Doug Golder guess the members in vintage Ol’ Lonely photos.

The contest, sponsored by Whirlpool, is open to all BrandSource members, who are invited to review the photographs and complete an entry form at the YourSource News Expo booth. Winners will be announced later today.

Good luck all!

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.