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.