Camp Palmer update 2011.10.19

Written by David Green.

More than 125 people attended the fourth annual Celebrate Camp Palmer day on Oct. 1. 

Events included riding on the zip line, climbing the giant wall and riding up in the air via the flying squirrel event. 

Fayette High School FFA students led carnival games after lunch, along with face painting, pumpkin decorating, pony wagon rides, archery and more.

POOL FUND—Several area 4-H clubs were winners in the 4-H Club Pool Fund Raiser Challenge. Overall, the effort brought in $2,350.

First place winners were 4-H Gainers and Leaders (Fulton County), Grelton Bluebirds and Prize Livestock (Henry County) and Pike Kountry Kids 4-H Club (Fulton County). Second place winners were Gold Medal 4-H Club (Wood County) and Pike Kountry Kids 4-H Club.

PEPSI REFRESH—Will Camp Palmer’s third try at Pepsi Refresh grant be a winning entry?

From Nov. 1 to 30, 4-H Camp Palmer will compete in the $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Project Grant for the third try this season.

In May Camp Palmer finished in 67th  place and in 36th in August. A top-10 finish is needed to receive a grant to purchase a new water slide for the pool.

Supporters are encouraged to  register and vote daily by going to www.refresheverything.com

Voting can also be made by sending a text message.

CONSTRUCTION—Construction is underway on a new year-round retreat cabin at the camp. The facility will be available to youth camps, retreat groups and many users of the camp.

Skilled labor volunteers are sought to help with various aspects of the project. For more information call 419/237-2247.

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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
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    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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