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MASA summer picnic 2013

Around 30 MASA members gathered on Saturday, August 3rd, at the Elk River & Rogers VFW post  for the 16th annual MASA summer picnic. 

It was a nice, sunny day without being too hot.  There was a breeze out of the north  The rocket launch went from 3 until 5pm, followed by eating, conversation, and door prizes.

There was an enormous quantity of delicious food and picnic treats.  Art Gibbens did stellar duty as Fabulous Grill-Meister.  Thanks Art!

Thanks to MASA President Neal Higgins and VP Jeff Taylor for organizing the picnic and hauling tons of stuff to the VFW!

Thanks to everyone who brought all the delicious food!  I don't think that anyone went home hungry.  Thanks to Neal for his Conflagration Corn Cookery!


This was also an official MASA launch.  Launching began about 3:00 pm and ended just after 5:00 pm.  The launch report tells that side of the story.


After everyone had eaten far too much, drawings were held for the free "door" prizes.  Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated prizes!

Here's the list of the prize winners:  [apologies for any misspelled names!]

Group 1 (Age 14 and under) PrizeWinners:  

  • Provided by MASA

    •  Lance Murphy - Estes Sky Twister kit

    • Jennifer Jones - Semroc April Dancer kit

    • Victor Beckius - Estes Hi-Flier kit

    • Ellen Beckius - Quest Astra 3 kit

Group 2 (Age 15 and up) Prize Winners:  

  • Donated by Hub Hobby Center, Little Canada

    • Julie Hoyme - FlisKits Proxima Centauri kit

    • Alissa Taylor - DynaStar Rising Star kit

    • Neal Higgins - DynaStar Orion kit

    • William Inboden - Aerotech G40-7 motor

    • Stuart Lenz - Jolly Logic AltimeterOne

  • Donated by various and anonymous sources

    • Sue Jones - Wood filler & Titebond glue

    • Ted Cochran - a pack each of Estes A8-3, B6-4, and C6-5 motors

(Alan Estenson)

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