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    Thanks for the kind words Steve . . . it was great of you guys to come out and all of the Club members couldn't have been happier with the day's event (well I could have been happier if I had won the 50-50 or the ATV raffle -- someone from Oakland won, but I can't complain since I did end up winning a $30 gift certificate to the Texas Roadhouse which I used today to take Heidi out to eat.)

    Did you end up winning anything incidentally?

    Thanks also for the atta-boy on the trails and the event . . . hope to see you guys next year . . . next year we're thinking of just having some top prizes and then giving out the other prizes in a random drawing to speed things along at the end.

    Incidentally, I am sorry to say that having met Steve I need to report that he seems pretty normal and well-adjusted . . . so for the life of me I can't figure out why he's hanging out here at gcmaine.org! Actually, it was great to meet someone who shares a couple of common interests Steve . . . hopefully I'll see you on the trail in the future (either as a geocacher or as a fellow ATVer.)



    Quote Originally Posted by steverph View Post
    I was one of 3 members of the Messalonskee ATV Club to attend the Troy club's fundraising poker run yesterday. There were 59 ATVs, a great tour of some well kept trails, good food, nice prizes, and some really great folks all having fun on a beautiful September day. I had some nice conversations with FFJ who did not seem as event shy as he claims .

    When we got to Ricker Hill, FFJ said to get out my GPSr as we were a stone's throw from the cache. I found it while all the participants drew a card on this beautiful hill. After a great lunch and all the prizes were awarded, I doubled back on the trail to get a second cache he has in a beautiful spot near a stream.

    This was my second ATV/caching adventure this month and I want to thank FFJ for inviting us, putting out the caches and working hard with his ATV club to host a great event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake View Post
    Thanks for the kind words Steve . . . it was great of you guys to come out and all of the Club members couldn't have been happier with the day's event (well I could have been happier if I had won the 50-50 or the ATV raffle -- someone from Oakland won, but I can't complain since I did end up winning a $30 gift certificate to the Texas Roadhouse which I used today to take Heidi out to eat.)

    Did you end up winning anything incidentally?

    Thanks also for the atta-boy on the trails and the event . . . hope to see you guys next year . . . next year we're thinking of just having some top prizes and then giving out the other prizes in a random drawing to speed things along at the end.

    Incidentally, I am sorry to say that having met Steve I need to report that he seems pretty normal and well-adjusted . . . so for the life of me I can't figure out why he's hanging out here at gcmaine.org! Actually, it was great to meet someone who shares a couple of common interests Steve . . . hopefully I'll see you on the trail in the future (either as a geocacher or as a fellow ATVer.)
    First time I have been accused of being "normal"...my family might not agree. One of our club members did have a good enough poker hand to get a prize and I believe she chose an ATV seat cover. Best I could do was a pair of 7's so I had to be content with a second helping of lunch and 2 caches. We will definitely make it back next year to the poker run and might make another club trip to enjoy your trails as well. Thanks again for hosting the event and I will look forward to our next meeting on the trails.

    How did the fundraiser go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steverph View Post
    First time I have been accused of being "normal"...my family might not agree. One of our club members did have a good enough poker hand to get a prize and I believe she chose an ATV seat cover. Best I could do was a pair of 7's so I had to be content with a second helping of lunch and 2 caches. We will definitely make it back next year to the poker run and might make another club trip to enjoy your trails as well. Thanks again for hosting the event and I will look forward to our next meeting on the trails.

    How did the fundraiser go?
    We had a meeting after the event, but it was too soon to tell exactly how well we did.

    I do know we sold all but 12 of the 500 tickets for the Polaris that was raffled off and since the ATV was given to the club any sold tickets was "free and clear" money.

    The 50/50 which was dedicated for a donation to go to the Children's Miracle Network raised a little over $100 so we matched that amount for a $200 donation for the CMN.

    As for the poker run itself, I'm unsure how we did after factoring in the costs of food, prizes, etc. but I'm pretty sure we did well . . . and if nothing else we had lots of great compliments and had a great time.

    Thanks again for coming.
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