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What a Water Outing!

The club outing to Sheppard Point Recreation Area at Heyburn Lake on Sunday, July 21st was an another outstanding one. Weather was great with the high temperature for the outing hitting the 95° mark at 2:00pm with lots of shade & a nice breeze for the entire day. And the water was exceptionally cool for the Heyburn Lake this time of summer. About as good a day as you could get at the end of July in Oklahoma.

The club supplied hamburgers, hot links, hot dogs, buns, condiments, & chips. Roger Eaton again handled the hot job of cooking. Great job Roger and Thank You! And Thanks to Greg Wicks for transporting the club’s grill and bringing the tables. Greg is also storing the grill & tables at his place for the summer.

Thank You to Pam & Bob Cook for running the 50-50 raffle. Lee Wierzchowski was the big winner of $24.00. Thanks to all that participated in the 50-50 raffle.

There were 44 members standing in line to chow down on burgers, hot dogs, & hot links supplied by the club and again the outstanding food assortment brought by club members. There were 54 hamburgers, 36 hot dogs, & 24 hot links consumed. Thanks to all those bringing the great side dishes and desserts. And once again if you went away hungry at this outing, it was your own fault.

After the big feed there were scattered as evenly as possible 425 tokens in a 40 yards X 70 yards designated area. There were 17 tokens for member donated prizes, and 360 tokens for Silver Mercury dimes, 32 tokens for Silver quarters, and 16 tokens for Silver half dollars. When the start signal was given there were 30 water hunters frothing the water. The Silver coins from the cancelled June water hunt were added to the July water hunt making a total of $600.00 in Siver coins.

After 1 hour+ of hunting all but 4 Mercury Dime & 1 Silver Quarter token were found. Tokens for Silver coins were painted Wheat Cents, painted aluminum pulltabs, painted & numbered .54 Gallagher Minie’ bullets, painted dug up Indian Cents, painted dug up Half Cent and painted Shield Nickels & V-Nickels.

Member donated prizes: $5.00 donated by Lloyd Coke won by Wally Dick. Mercury Dime assortment donated by Jean & Wally Dick won by Bill Rouse. $5.00 donated by Doris Bohuslavicky won by Rosemary Hill. $5/00 donated by Charles Bohuslavicky won by John Freeman. Mug & Headbands donated by Ken Fanning won by Ernie Hill. Brush Set Assortment donated by JJ Freeman won by Greg Wicks. $5.00 donated by Kim Hauger won by Bob Cook. $5.00 & Minie’ Bullet Assortment donated by John Hayworth won by Chuck Marcum. Book donated by Chuck Marcum won by Cody Reese. Book donated by Chuck Marcum won by Kim Hauger. Garrett Headphones donated by Mike Owens won by Jake Sparks. Hammock donated by Howie Rosser won by Pam Cook. $5.00 donated by Bill Rouse won by John Hamilton. XP Hat & Shirt donated by Lee Wierzchowski won by David Morris. $500 donated by Clint Yates won by David Morris.. And a second $500 donated by Clint Yates also won by David Morris. 1912 Barber Half Dollar donated by Greg Wicks won by Jake Sparks.

Some of the higher totals found were: Lloyd Coke 27 Mercury Silver dimes, 1 Silver Quarter, 4 Silver Half Dollars. Ken Fanning 25 Silver Mercury Dimes & 2 Silver Quarters, & 2 Silver Half Dollars. Cody Reese 22 Silver Mercury dimes, 2 Silver Quarters, 1 Silver Half Dollar & 1 prize token. Bill Rouse 18 Mercury Silver dimes, 5 Silver Quarters, 1 Silver Half Dollar, & 2 prize tokens. John Hamilton 21 Mercury Dimes, 2 Silver Quarters, & 1 prize token. Greg Wicks 19 Mercury Dimes, 1 Silver Quarter, & 1 prize token. Kim Hauger 18 Mercury Dimes, 1 Silver Half Dollar, & 1 prize token. Wally Dick 17 Silver Mercury dimes & 1 prize token. JJ Freeman 14 Mercury Dimes, 3 Silver Quarters, & 1 Silver Half Dollar. Bob Avey 15 Silver Mercury dimes & 1 Silver quarter and David Avey had 6 Mercury Dimes & 2 Silver Quarters. Chuck Marcum 15 Silver Mercury Dimes & 1 prize token.

And once again, one of the main reasons for this type of outing, besides the food of course, is also, the fun and fellowship of being with people that enjoy the same hobby. And to give non-water hunting members a chance to try their hand at it. There are always extra water detectors & scoops available for use, so if you have not tried water hunting come on out & try it, you might find you like it.

If you missed this outing, you missed a great one. Don’t miss the next one tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 17th, be there!