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MASA 1999 Summer Picnic (7/12/1999)

On Friday evening, July 9th, MASA members, spouses and kids gathered at Mark and Deb Thell's home for the annual MASA summer picnic.  Most get-togethers might have a sign or balloons in the front yard to mark the spot, but not for this group - a Saturn 1b hung from a tree in the front yard.  The good-sized group enjoyed tasty food (as Mark manned the grill) and pleasant conversation.  For dessert, we ate cake as Christopher Kvidera endured a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday".  (As compensation, Chris got to pick a rocket kit out of the selection of door prizes.  :-)

After everyone had eaten their fill, it was time for door prizes.  Some prizes were donated by Hub Hobby Center while the rest had been acquired at the recent going-out-of-business sale at Wheels and Wings.  Becky Martens won a rtf R2-D2 while Ann Martens won a rtf Royal Starship and Marge Martens won a Fat Boy kit.  Lee Grimm won a rtf Naboo Fighter, Bradley Grimm a Dynamic Carrier kit, and Nancy Grimm a Superbird kit.  Deb Thell won a Stealth Interceptor kit (but we told Mark that he wasn't allowed to steal it from her!)  Rounding off the door prizes, Kent won a Satellite Drone.

Wrapping up the evening, we sat and "chewed the fat" for a while around a "campfire" in the back yard.

(Alan Estenson)

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