Our SLAGA Winter Potluck, held at the Pavilion at Lemay in the unique and historic Jefferson Barracks Park, is the perfect cabin fever escape to enjoy good food, hear latest SLAGA news, win prizes, find caches, and meet up with friends.
This winter's event encompassed all of the above to the fullest. Our food buffet was a sight to see and a tasty delight, with food shared by all in attendance. The event had the usual fun geo-Bingo game, raffle items, and 50/50 tickets, as well as the relatively new Cabin Fever gift exchange. In addition, various SLAGA apparel was displayed and orders taken. (You can place an order through the end of February on this website, as well.) After our President's talk, geocaching milestones were awarded, including:
10,000 Finds: utapao72 (Mark Coppersmith)
5000 Finds: 6dancer (Denise Muskopf), resurrection (Jason Jaycox), vorlon40 (John Layman)
1000 Finds: ILIKEDOGS11 (Zachary Zambrano), The_Dogs_Mom (Amy Zambrano), turtleladi1020nhubbs (Lynette and Mark Redenbeaux)
100 Finds: Maryjkoester (Mary Koester), Beth60497 (Beth Campbell), bobclassic (Jerald Schweig)
A surprise this year was the attendance of two SLAGA founding members RGS and MrsRGS! These two are dear old friends to so many St. Louis area geocachers and haven't geocached nor attended an event for a few years, so the joy on their faces, and those reuniting with Rich and Charlotte, was truly unforgettable. Rich commented that they both "really enjoyed being there, and Peggy [their daughter] was really surprised with the setup and the number of people that attended, as she never really knew about the hobby and companionship." SLAGA events are more than geocaching and organizational business, they are wonderful opportunities to catch up with old friends and make new ones. So come out to our next SLAGA event and join in the fun!