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MASA summer picnic (7/24/2006)

An evening's (HOT) fun...

MASA members gathered on Saturday, July 15, at the Elk River & Rogers VFW post  for the 9th annual MASA summer picnic.  It was a very, very hot day with temperatures around 99 degrees.  With a stiff 20mph wind, the planned afternoon launch was cancelled.  Even with the heat, there was a good turnout of people.

Art Gibbens manned the grill and the hot dogs were quickly cooked.  As usual, there was a ton of food.  Rick Vatsaas brought some unusual rockets to serve as the centerpiece of the table.

Lots of prizes!

At about 7:15 pm, drawings were held for the free "door" prizes.  Here's the rundown of who got the loot:

  • Donated by Hub Hobby Center, Little Canada

    • Buzz (& Avery) McDermott - Pack of Estes B4-4 motors

    • David Whitaker - Pack of Estes C6-5 motors

    • Brenner Carlson - Pack of Estes D12-5 motors

    • Amee Whitaker - Semroc Rawhide kit

    • Ted Cochran - Semroc Laser-X kit

    • Joshua Boe - FlisKits UFFO kit

    • Justine Myers - Estes Baby Bertha kit

    • Jeff Taylor - Estes Swift kit

    • Rick Vatsaas - Estes Wacky Wiggler kit

    • Mike Erpelding - Estes Thunderstar kit

    • Quinn Carlson - Estes Echostar kit

  • Donated by Hub Hobby Center, Richfield

    • Cathy McDermott - Pack of Quest B6-0 motors

    • Mathias Gibbens - Pack of Quest B6-0 motors

    • Terry Myers - Pack of Quest B6-0 motors

    • Heather Myers - Estes Bandit kit

    • Daniel Boe - Estes Omloid kit

    • Eric Myers - Quest Totally Tubular kit

    • Art Gibbens - Quest Gamma Ray kit

    • Hannah Gibbens - FlisKits Drake kit

  • Donated by Carol Marple

    • Blayne Carlson - Custom SAM-X kit

    • Jim Myers - Quest Screamin' Demon kit

  • Donated by Mark Thell

    • Austin Whitaker - Quest Big Rage

    • Austin Carlson - Estes Mach 12

  • Linda Boe - Estes Screamin' Mimi kit

  • Glen Overby - NAR cap

A big "Thank You!" to:

  • Everyone who participated!
  • Everyone who donated door prizes!
  • Everyone who helped out!

(Alan Estenson)

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