Kudos to Dave Wittman for doing nearly the impossible! Dave was contacted by someone who lost his wedding band in the water near Seaside Heights. After several hours, Dave found the ring in about 3 feet of water! Incredible, and thanks for being a positive ambassador for the hobby, Dave!
In other news, Betty sent me this pic of her finds on the first evening on the beach of her 2 week vacation at her house on LBI.
Teresa "T" Errickson sent me this picture of Derek detecting a cornfield. I would love to see more pictures of our members detecting their favorite hunting spots!
The MJRRC fun hunt was held at Betty Sullivan's house at Ship Bottom on Long Beach Island on Sunday, May 15th. It was a perfect day for a beach hunt. Cool, breezy and crystal clear. Approximately 18 members attended.
It was then time for the hunt to begin. The hunt field was large and heavily seeded with clad, silver, tokens and junk jewelry. The hunt lasted a long time with so many targets buried. The seeders did a great job!
After the hunt, token prizes were claimed and raffles drawn. Everyone had full pouches and plenty to smile about.
Props and gratitude to Betty for allowing us the use of her shore house to hang out before and after the hunt. This is what it's all about! See you at the next meeting on June 12th! - Amy
The club will not meet this Sunday due to Mother's Day, but will instead hold our May meeting next Sunday, May 15th, at Betty's shore house. You should have received the address in a previous newsletter. Wishing every Mom and Step-Mom a truly special Mother's Day!
The South Jersey Metal Detecting Club held their fun hunt on April 29th at Atsion Lake Park, and a fun hunt it was! The main organizers, Marc Spivey and Rich Sammartino, once again did an excellent job of running all six hunts with the help of a handful of dedicated members. I know from experience these hunts sure don't put themselves on!
I always think of South Jersey as a sister club to the Mid Jersey since a lot of us belong to both clubs. This club definitely puts the fun in "fun hunt." There were two general hunts, a "poker game hunt," a gold hunt, a token hunt and a "spoon hunt." Hunters are paired off in twos for the spoon hunt. One swings a detector and directs their team member where to dig using only a plastic spoon! Half dollars are planted for this hunt and the winning team found 16 halves. I was paired up with Bob Petrilli and we racked up a respectable 10 halves. Ha!
There were lots of raffles throughout the day and lots of happy winners. The overcast cool weather was perfect for competition hunting and you couldn't ask for a better setting to hold it than Atsion Lake. Beautiful scenery, a huge open air pavillion, convenient bathrooms and the hunt field is just feet away. Kudos and much appreciation to Marc, Rich and the South Jersey Club for hosting the hunt and putting smiles on so many faces! - Amy