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04-06-2004, 06:39 PM
Well as many of you know this years outing will be held June 5th. at Grand lake st. marys from 8am. till 1pm.This is a special needs outing just to get some of these folks out and to enjoy a day of fishing.last year was a great success. we had 26 kids and adults attend with about 30 volenteers.we are hoping to get around 40 folks signed up this year. so far we have 11 signed up with ages between 7 and 64.this year eveyone will recieve a medalion with a red ,white and blue ribbon. i`ll try to post a pic of it later.i have recieved donations from several members and alot more are going to bring and send door prizes. thank you to everyone for helping me do this.we could use some more help to help finish this up. if anyone would like to donate anything i`ll give my info at the botton of this thread.
we will provide a continental breakfast to get things started and lunch to help round out the day.after lunch we`ll give out awards and door prizes with a few special awards going to biggest fish,smallest fish, most fish caught,and the most fun award. we`ll keep it going as long as anyone wants to fish. this thing could go on all day if they had their way.
511 Fifth Ave.
04-06-2004, 07:28 PM
I will be coming up to help out all that I can. This is a very worth while outing. Looking forward to it. CATKING. :)
04-06-2004, 07:46 PM
im looking foward to it, the smiles are woth the trip
04-06-2004, 08:29 PM
I'll help out!!
Also, if you can put something together (some text, maybe some pics from last year's event) then I can put them up on the main page when we go live tomorrow!
04-06-2004, 10:06 PM
check your PM`s
04-10-2004, 01:14 PM
You know I'll be there. Tell your wife I don't like continental breakfast. So, I like my eggs over easy,3 of them will do. Maybe a pound of bacon, hash browns, biscuits and gravy. Oh yeah, sausage patties too. And coffee with cream and sugar, maybe some o.j., freshly squeezed. Sounds good. Thanks
04-11-2004, 12:57 PM
no problem Bill she said she`ll get right on that.By the way Jerry is off the hook and you are now back on .thanks for the help buddy.
04-11-2004, 01:14 PM
You know I'm there. Although I feel sorry for all those kids, I'd hate to give them the Fishless Curse that I have.
04-12-2004, 07:23 AM
i`m sure we can find something for you to do so you are away from eveyone lol .maybe you could show up and cook Bills breakfast,you know he gets cranky when he don`t get breakfast. thanks again for the help!
04-12-2004, 06:07 PM
Yeah, If I don't eat twice by 8:00 I am grumpy! Cheeseburger and pizza rolls then a good breakfast. Bubba can keep you far away from everyone mellon and just explain that ya got gas and thought it better not to share it. :eek:
04-13-2004, 10:29 AM
Thanks bill for getting me off the hook, that hook was sharp.
As far as breakfast just serve me mine in bed with the outdoor channel on the tv.(adelphia style).
04-13-2004, 10:39 AM
Please keep Bryan away from the kids, you want them to maybe catch a fish!
04-13-2004, 05:59 PM
I think we`ll put Bryan on trash patrol, that way he can`t taint the bait or the fishin hole. lol
04-13-2004, 06:19 PM
here is the award that everyone will recieve this year.let me know what you think.
Ok it could be bigger but at least i got it to work lol
04-13-2004, 09:56 PM
The awards look good.
Count me in on being there.
04-14-2004, 04:08 AM
Count me in. I tried awile back to get one started at americana and it fell through. But I would consider it a honor to help out. I dont know if you contacted zebco? But they were very helpfull and sent me special prices on fishing rods and reels. At the time they offerd me a chance to buy 100 z-glass rods with 202 reels loaded with fishing line for around a $1000. They even sent me 2 (Take a kid fishing banners) And all of this was done through there web site. One more thing sams/walmart loves to help out on things like this. Take your pics from last year to the store manager and ask him/her for maybe pop/hot dog/hamburger donations. If they wont help you up there. I know the local Sams down here will help. Its nice to have a wife that has work there for 15 years. So let me know. But If the date changes let me know and I will have to switch days with someone. I have off Fridays and Saturdays. And if somthing happens and I cant come I will send someone some King Island passes to be given to the winner/winners. Keep up the hard work. There are some kids out there that needs a smile put back on there faces.
04-14-2004, 09:16 AM
I'm really looking forward to this event. The award looks great Bubba !! And by all means, keep H2OMellon on trash patrol :D See ya all there. CATKING.
04-14-2004, 05:58 PM
Chris,Rick thanks guys i think there pretty cool myself.i think we better keep an eye on Bryan he may try to claim one of the fish as his own.lol did you guys see the picture of him last year holding the goodie bags? he looked so "cute".lol sorry buddy just had to remind you.
Gunner-thanks for the help. i sent out letters to all the major tackel companies so hopefully we`ll get afew goodies.PM me your Phone # and i`ll fill you in on our wal-mart up here. i don`t think we`ll be going to them for anything, but if you can get anything from sam`s that would be great. the Kings Island passes would be just to cool some of the kids have DR. bills so high that this may be the only chance to get to go.i`m sure that will be a true high lite for them .
thanks guys and look forward to seeing eveyone,
04-14-2004, 07:26 PM
Come one come all but the breakfast is mine. :D Looks like there is gonna be alot of help on this one. Bubba pm me a list of things you might need and I'll see what work can do this year.
04-14-2004, 08:46 PM
you got mail
04-15-2004, 01:27 AM
You guys wont even see me much, I'll be the guy sneaking up on the kids & stealing their fish! I figure hell if I cant catch fish, noone can then.!!!!!
"The Keeper Of The Curse", I need some fish, are the Creek Chubs biting yet?
04-20-2004, 03:54 AM
My wife said she needs a letter asking for donations for your cause. She said you can email it to me and I can take a print of it to Sams. I just brought home the tickets monday. And I am trying to decide how many to give away to each of the top three or four. But email me and tell me what you could use from sams and I will see what I can do,And I will get back with you ;) If you dont have time to rewrite the letter let me know and I will get sams fax number and you can get it sent to my wife. Its whatever you want to do.
04-20-2004, 12:18 PM
Gunner you have a PM.
05-07-2004, 09:09 AM
I need to know what sponsors are involded I'm going to drop some papers off this weekend and in the next few days at Basspro, Gander Mountain, Buckeye Outdoors. I got a nice little flyer that I made for ya to get the word out this last month.
05-07-2004, 09:28 AM
Okay I got the 2 main files done but I would need the expertise of Mrfish or someone who can resize the images. I saved my powerpoint as .jpeg files and do not have a program to resize from work. I can do it from home this evening though. I think it looks pretty good!
05-07-2004, 01:41 PM
that looks pretty good mike. thanks for the help
05-09-2004, 02:25 PM
Just checkin in. Directions from the south to this area, from North bound 75? CATKING
05-10-2004, 12:39 AM
Guys keep Bryan away from them kids, he will ruin them for life, they will never fish agin after getting skunked!
05-15-2004, 01:26 AM
i just got home after a night of visiting bubba and h20
super people ...nothing short, wish i could have spent the rest of the weekend with them
05-16-2004, 08:26 PM
Bigjohn thanks for stoping in ,man we had a great visit. there was plenty of room you guys should have spent the weekend with us.the fishing outing was fun and we got alot of great info on their program.
05-18-2004, 01:24 PM
I would just like to get a head count of who all is planning on being at the outing.i want to make sure we have enough folks there to help out.i have a good idea on who will be there but would just like to know for sure.also the guys that are going to bring door prizes if you would please shoot me a PM. so i have a good idea of what we need and don`t need to get for the outing.
05-18-2004, 04:17 PM
Da King's there ;) PM on the way about door prizes..........
05-18-2004, 05:23 PM
i'll be there with coolers full of food
05-18-2004, 07:47 PM
I'll be there to help out w/ whatever I can. Still working on seeing about SuperValue donating anything.
05-18-2004, 08:26 PM
I am there. For as long as needed.
05-19-2004, 02:39 PM
Were in .
How many guys are staying all night?
05-19-2004, 10:37 PM
I`m not stayin the night but we`ll be there most of it.
05-23-2004, 03:27 PM
i will also be there to helpout..and stay for some fishin after..no..i'm not bullheads fishin'.. :p :D
05-23-2004, 03:30 PM
I'm staying most of the night, if not all of it. CATKING
05-23-2004, 03:48 PM
Ill be there, I cant stay over because I got to work Sunday.
05-24-2004, 06:30 AM
Hey Rob whats the plans for after 3 or so? Ive got a crappie tourney in the am and would like to meet some of these other guys? Glenn ;)
05-24-2004, 06:43 PM
I think every one is going to get together after the outing for a cook out in the evening and alittle fishing around the lake some where.looks like it`s going to be a big bull shootin session after the outing.1 thing i can say for sure is, it gonna be fun
05-24-2004, 10:46 PM
I still plan on commin down. I still got a spot? Oh yeah did Tawnie tell you I got the job at Time Warner. Oh man now I can really harass you :D
05-25-2004, 06:37 AM
Yeah she said you had the interview and had to go for the drug test.Now before you to comfortable with this job give me a call and i`ll bring you up to speed on afew things. Congadulation........I think lol
06-01-2004, 04:25 PM
Directions to the area of this outing??? Thanks- CATKING
06-02-2004, 05:56 PM
How about some directions from 75 heading North???? Is it the east side off rt#364??? CATKING
06-02-2004, 06:06 PM
i think so king..thats where the shelter houses are..
06-02-2004, 06:51 PM
sorry guys it took so long for me to get these for ya, it has been a mad house around here lately. so if anyone needs more detailed directions send me a pm and i`ll try to do better.
From dayton,cincinnati- 75 N. to 29 W.(St.Marys exit 93) follow 29 to 274 W. in to New Breman. @ the stop light in Breman make a right onto st.rt 66 N. to St. Marys.
at the 3rd stop light make a left Spring St.next light make a right onto wayne st.@ the 2nd. stop light make a left this is Jackson st.(Celina rd.,703).folow this to St Rt 364 make a left go over the RR tracks 2nd road on the right then a left you should be able to see the shelter house from there. we are at the first one on east bank road.
Hope this helps if not let me know,
06-02-2004, 09:50 PM
Hows it going? Busy??? I dont see why!
06-02-2004, 10:33 PM
oh lord brother you have no idea. lol but it`s been alot of fun.
i think we are looking at around 120 people to be there in all.WOW !!
06-03-2004, 01:00 PM
I have some abd news. I may have to work this new job from 8-12 or 9-1 on Saturday. I cant really say no since the decision on who will get it wont be until next week.
I'll send ya a pm.
06-03-2004, 02:40 PM
not a problem buddy i understand you got to take care of things at home.after you get done with work come on up and hang out with us.
06-04-2004, 03:05 AM
I am leaving this morning to head up there with my wife and son. I found out about the fish hatchery. We had to call to set up a tour. So today at 10.30 We get a tour of the place. Should be fun. They said that this was a busy time of the year because they are draining the holder ponds. And getting them ready for different fish.
06-04-2004, 02:30 PM
I have a camcorder for Dillion. How can I get it to ya? I bought it a year ago, its still in mint condition, only used a couple times. I know he had been mowing the yards to save up enough for one.
Is anyone from the Fairborn area going? I'd like for him to have it 2morrow.
06-04-2004, 05:57 PM
Bryan you have a PM.
also everyone is around lot #24 at the state camp grounds.
06-04-2004, 10:54 PM
I dont know if you and bub got something worked out but if not Im leaving from my place around 7 or 8am just give me a call and I can take if up for you if you'd like. Home # 427-7365 Cell# 369-7752
06-05-2004, 10:00 AM
Man, I checked this 2 hours too late. Its 10:00AM now, im sitting here @ work. I wish I would have read that sooner.
06-06-2004, 11:43 AM
I had a great time at the outing and finally meeting some of the guys to put there user names together. Thanks to Jerry and his family and AK for there generous hospitality at the campgrounds afterwards. I'll be getting a date together for early fall at Loramie with you all. Again thanks Glenn
06-06-2004, 12:40 PM
I was thrilled to be a small part of this years event. I was also humbled. I met quite a few members from this area of Ohio from the OGF, and a couple more from various locations. It was GREAT guys to finally meet you. This event is one that I will always remember, and like I said, was a real eye opener for myself. Them kids are fantastic to be around. I thought I was heading up to help them, but in reality they helped me ;) There are moments that I will always remember. The little girl that won some of the Kings Island Passes brought myself to tears she was so excited ;) I made it a point to talk to all the kids there and was really glad I did. Bubbahunter-you did good friend ;) Very good indeed. I'll gladly help out next season. CATKING.
06-06-2004, 02:00 PM
It was a great thing to see the smiles on those special faces, And it was nice to finally meet you guys/ladies. Sorry guys that I didnt get to hang out before or after the event. But god willing there will be another time. ;)
06-06-2004, 04:27 PM
It was a great day indeed. Sorry I couldnt stay a bit more there bub but we did have to get Ben back. He had a great time and talked about fishing and boats all the way home. The outting made his day and I want to give you my personal thanks. Its a shame I had to work for last years event but very glad I was able to make this years. It was also nice to put some faces with some OGF people I had a great time guys and hopefully get to see you guys before the next kids outting. :)
06-06-2004, 06:02 PM
Well as i expected this years outing was a huge success :) First thing i want to do is personally thank everyone who came to help at this years outing.in no particelar order.
Chris (catfishhunter1)and his dad Dennis
George(geowol),His wife and Glen,Florence,Barry.
Bill Reichert(Fishing has no Boundaries)
and everyone that helped make this day very special to alot of very special people.
The day was full of smiles and laughter from everyone.i did talk to alot of the parents and they all told me that they will be back next year and what a wonderfull job everyone done helping their children.there are more stories then i have time to tell here. i did get a couple tears during the day just watching everyone.i have a ton of pics. to up load and i`ll try to post them later tonight.
if i left anyone out please let me know so i can fix the mistake.
06-06-2004, 11:28 PM
wow where to start, first off let me thank bubba and mrs bubba for the wonderful outing they put together. those kids faces when they were fishing was priceless. I had a great time helping out and talking to the people from OGF. It was nice to meet everyone from the site :) Thanks again for a wonderful day cant wait until next year.
06-07-2004, 09:07 AM
What A Great Day !!!!!!!
Rob & Twannie you're doing a great thing with those kid keep up the great job. It brings a smile to my face everytime I think of great time the kids had it was a memory that will last a life time.
It was great to meet everyone
Looking forward to next year
Thanks for all your hard work and and caring attituide
The world is a better place with people as yourselves in it.
06-07-2004, 06:37 PM
thanks, but we couldn`t have done it without eveyones help and willingness to be apart of this.i think i`ll take the rest of the summer off and start planning next years event around october.
it was a real treat to meet everyone and to get the chance to hang out and get to know afew of you guys and gals.tawnnie and myself feel honored to have had the chance to do so.
i`ve got 180 pics. of the outing to go thru and as soon as i get the best ones picked out i`ll post them for eveyone to see.
06-07-2004, 10:42 PM
it was great to be there!! the kids were worth the drive
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