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First Water Outing of the Season - Sheppard Point

The club outing to Sheppard Point Recreation Area at Heyburn Lake on Sunday, June 24th was an outstanding one. Weather was great with the high temperature was around the 72° mark with a nice cool breeze out of the East, a few intermittant sprinkles of rain, and a refreshing cool lake water temperature. A little rain? Hey, water outings are all about getting wet aren’t they? Right? About as perfect a day as you could get at the end of June in Oklahoma.

The club supplied hamburgers, hot links, hot dogs, buns, condiments, & chips. Roger Eaton handled the cooking, which is now a Traditional job. Good job Roger and Thank You!

And Thanks to Christy Wicks for transporting the club’s grill and bringing the tables. There were 38 members standing in line to chow down on burgers, hot dogs, & hot links supplied by the club and the outstanding food assortment brought by club members. There were 42 hamburgers, 24 hot dogs, & 12 hot links consumed, Thanks to all those bringing the great side dishes and desserts. If you went away hungry at this outing, again it was your own fault.

After the big feed there were scattered as evenly as possible 204 tokens in a 40 yards X 70 yards designated area. There were 10 tokens for member donated prizes, and 170 tokens for Silver Mercury dimes, 16 tokens for Silver quarters, and 8 tokens for Silver half dollars. When the start signal was given there were 21 water hunters frothing the water.

After 1 hour+ of hunting all but 1 Silver Quarter token & 2 Silver Half tokens newly scattered tokens were found & 1 old tokens. Tokens 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-Nickel.

Member donated prizes: Proof Eisenhower Dollar donated by Lloyd Coke won by Cody Reese. 1937-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar donated by Jean & Wally Dick won by Lee Wierzchowski. Pub Mix donated by Jean & Wally Dick won by James Marcum. $5.00 donated by Roger Eaton won by Lloyd Coke. 4-in-1 Neck Fan & Raincoat donated by Ken Fanning won by Wally Dick. Habanero Hot Sauce & 3 Silver Dimes donated by John Hayworth won by Kathi Avey. $5.00 donated by Cody Reese won by Lloyd Coke. Garrett Pouch donated by Chuck Marcum won by Jean Dick. Morgan Silver Dollar donated by James Marcum won by Mikey “The ITTHC Kid” Owens. $5.00 Quik Trip card donated by Bill Rouse won by James Marcum. 2 Silver Quarters donated by Lee Wierzchowski won by James Marcum.

Some of the higher totals found were: Wally Dick 22 Silver Mercury dimes & 1 Silver quarters, & 1 prize token. Chuck Marcum 15 Silver Mercury Dimes & 1 Silver Quarters, & 1 prize token. Cody Reese 13 Silver Mercury dimes, 1 Silver quarter, 1 Silver Half Dollar, & 1 prize token. Bill Rouse 14 Mercury Silver dimes, 1 Silver half dollar, & 1 prize token. James Marcum 9 Silver Mercury Dimes & 1 Silver Quarters, 1 Silver Half Dollar, & 3 prize tokens. Bob Avey 9 Silver Mercury dimes, 1 Silver quarter, & 1 prize token. Lloyd Coke 9 Mercury Silver dimes, 2 Silver quarters, 1 Silver half dollar, & 3 prize tokens. John Hayworth 10 Silver Mercury dimes & 1 Silver Half Dollar.

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!