The Rebels will join with the Scubadillos and any other interested divers for the annual Wine & Cheese Party /Arctic Dive on February 22 and 23 at the Marietta Landing campground area at Lake Murray State Park about 24 miles north of the Texas border and seven miles northeast of Marietta, Oklahoma. As was the case last year, the dates of the outing are also those for the Texas Dive Show at the Arlington Convention Center. The recommendation si that you join us at Lake Murray on Saturday and then attend the dive show on Sunday.
There will be a number of activities associated with the outing. For those hardy souls with thick wet suits and with dry suits, the pool (lake) will be open for diving. This will be performed on an ad hoc basis with no certain times scheduled for diving. Talk to those you know will probably be diving and plan your dive schedule.
As in previous years, throughout the day on Saturday, we will have a silent auction where participants have an opportunity to bid on that item that is missing from their dive gear inventory or that is needed for a backup. If you have gear that has been lying dormant in your garage or storage shed and you would like to have your respective dive club reap the revenue gained by the successful bid price of this item, please consider donating various items for the silent auction. We will note the club origin of the donor and that club will then receive the money generated by that item.
Elizabeth Neumann will again be coordinating the meal, which we will plan for about 5 PM. Elizabeth will provide the main dish of pulled pork and we would like to solicit volunteers to provide a variety of side dishes as well as appetizers and desserts, so if you have a favorite, please share it with us. You will be reimbursed for your costs. If you are interested in assisting in this manner, please contact Elizabeth [masked]) so she can coordinate this.
After the dinner, we will start our wine and cheese contest. So scour your wine cellar or favorite liquor store to bring your best / worst red and white wines, as well as best cheese, for the judging. Gift certificates will be provided for the winners. Also, we need judges, so if you are not a contest participant and would like to judge, please let Steve Ogden know at the lake.
Assuming and hoping that there will not be fire ban, we will plan to have a bonfire going most of the day and well into the night. So if you have some wood / old fencing you would like to rid yourself of, please consider bringing this along.
Cost of dinner is: $15 at the lake