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And a Good Time was had by All

June 22nd Water Outing to Sheppard’s Point

The club outing to Sheppard Point Recreation Area at Heyburn Lake on June 22nd was a good one. The high temperature was around the 90° mark and nice cool water in the swimming area. We had shade and a good 10 to 15 mph South breeze all day. A very pleasant day and not a sign of the notorious Blue-Green Algae in the whole area.

And for most of the day we had a very eclectic selection of music wafting over the campground area being played by the crew at the John Christner Trucking Company picnic-party. You could tell by the way most of the water hunters were boogieing through the hunt area that they were really enjoying it.

The club supplied hamburgers, hot links, hot dogs, buns, condiments, & chips. Roger Eaton handled the cooking. Good job Roger and Thank You! Thanks to John Freeman for picking up the clubs gas grill & tables from storage and transporting them to the outing. And Thanks to John Hamilton for taking and storing the grill & tables and will be bringing them to the rest of the Summer’s water outings. There were 34 members standing in line to chow down on burgers, dogs, and food brought by club members. There had been 51 members sign up for this outing, so you can see we had a few no shows. Thanks to all those bringing the outstanding side dishes and desserts. If you went away hungry at this outing, again, it was your own fault.

After the big feed scattered as evenly as possible were 181 tokens in a 40 yards X 50 yards designated area. There were 4 tokens for member donated prizes, 150 tokens for Silver Mercury dimes, 20 tokens for Silver Quarters, & 7 tokens for Silver Halves. When the start signal was given there were 25 water hunters frothing the water. After 1 hour+ of hunting, all but 4 dime tokens and 1 Silver Half token were not recovered. There were 10 to 15 old tokens found, several coins, a few jewelry items, & a folding made in China knife that were shown. As you can see, no matter how good you think you cover an area there is always something left. And remember that the board has voted to allocate $400.00 for the purchase of Silver coins for the rest of the Summer’s water outings.

Member donated prizes: Smart Phone Water Resistant Pouch donated by Wally & Jean Dick won by Bill Watkins. $5.00 donated by John Hamilton won by Bob Cook. Coin Counter Jar donated by Bill Watkins won by Wally Dick. Multimeter, donated by Lee Wierzchowski won by Jim Nobles.

Some of the higher totals found were: Chuck Marcum 16 Mercury Dimes, 2 Silver Quarters, 2 Silver Halves. Wally Dick 16 Mercury Dimes, & a token for a Coin Counting Jar. Bob Cook 12 Mercury Dimes, 2 Silver Quarters, & a token for $5.00. John Hamilton 11 Mercury Dimes, 1 Silver Quarter, 1 Silver Half. Bob Avey 8 Mercury Dimes, 1 Silver Quarter. Jim Nobles 4 Mercury Dimes, 4 Silver Quarters.

Again, one of the main reasons for this type of outing, besides the food of course, is to give non-water hunting members a chance to try their hand at it. Also, the fun and fellowship of being with people that enjoy the same hobby.

Again, if you missed this outing, you missed a great one. Don’t miss the next one!

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