2017 OTR Christmas: Scum Ridge Caving Club Adds New Years Eve to Camp Theme

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OTR 2017

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Christmas in September

The 2017 Old Timers Reunion theme is Christmas. This theme was a delight to some, and puzzling to others. Since Scum Ridge folks have always been known for their creativity and ability to adapt, it was proposed that our caving club put a spin on this theme. Scum Ridge Caving Club will be celebrating New Year's Eve at the 2017 OTR.

Bring your noisemakers, don your sequin fanny pack, dig out that tuxedo t-shirt, we are doing NYE with all the bells and whistles. Since NYE has as much opportunity to be adapted to a camping party as Christmas does, we should be able to create a fun experience, as well as make our camp stand out.

Keep an eye out for those after Christmas sales with leftover NYE gear. Does anyone have NYE or NYD (New Year's Day) traditions they would like to share?

Feel free to discuss this theme on Facebook. The possibilities are endless for the Christmas theme, especially when you add a New Years twist. Of course we'll be celebrating Christmas with the rest of the camp; who is bringing the tree?


Picnic Tables!

Warhola Picnic Tables

At the 2016 annual Scum Ridge meeting, there was a vote to order more picnic tables for the club. There was an offer to build the tables for $125 each.

Since the only picnic table we have is on its last legs, pun intended, it was decided by the members of Scum Ridge Caving Club that the club buy two picnic tables.

Suggestions on how to decorate these tables will be discussed on Facebook. We may have some craft-time at the next OTR, if there is enough interest.

The picnic tables will be tagged and stored at the campsite, so each year we will get the same tables. This is an opportunity to make them our own.


Warhola Picnic Tables

Sinks of Gandy Cave Trip Sept. 2, 2017

Thanks to our Vice-President Krista Baumgardener-Tetrick, our caving club will be hosting an OTR trip to the Sinks of Gandy on September 2, 2017. Join Krista, and other friends of the underground, as we explore this relatively easy cave on Saturday afternoon.

This will be a caving trip for young and old. And don't forget about those OTR virgins!

This caving trip is expected to be very popular. We will be discussing this excursion on Facebook regarding equipment, transportation, flip-side dinner, and other logistics.

Thank you Krista for championing this caving trip.


Friday Night Pot Luck: Join us September 4, 2017 for the OTR kick-off pot luck at the Scum Ridge camp site.

Pot Luck Dinner Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

We will be gathering to celebrate our caving club in fellowship on Friday evening, at Old Timer's Reunion 2017. Join us to kick-off the party!

Bring your favorite gourmet, camping dish to share. We'll provide the paper plates, bottled water, napkins, and plasticware.

This tradition has been around for a long time. We think this meal, shared among friends, is a fantastic way to start the OTR weekend.

Last year, some very generous people allowed us to use their generators. It was nice to have some hot fare.

We will be discussing the details of this meal on Facebook. With a little coordination, this pot luck can continue to be a kick-off dinner for the reunion weekend.

Please clean up any contribution you bring to the pot luck. Like caving: Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints.


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