WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING BIG FOR OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY AND WE DID.Â THIS WAS OUR BIGGEST EVENT TO DATE. WE HAD OVER 80 ADULTS AND 10 CHILDREN ATTEND. WE HAD A 3 DAY CAMP OUT AT SHRINE PARK BY NAVAJO DAM, NM. THERE WAS NEVER A DULL MOMENT THE WHOLE WEEKEND. FRIDAY THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARRIVED EARLY AND SET UP THE CAMPGROUND THAT NEEDED A LITTLE CARE. THAT EVENING WAS A RELAXING NIGHT AROUND THE CAMPFIRE.
SATURDAY MORNING WAS THE OFFICIAL KICK OFF. WE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS AND ONE HIT THE ROCK GARDEN FOR SOME HARD CORE FOUR WHEELING AND THE OTHER GROUP HIT SEVERAL NAVAJO PUEBLITOS ON A SCENIC DRIVE. THEN AROUND ONE WE HAD SEVERAL JEEP GAMES TO PLAY INCLUDING BLINDFOLD COURSE RACE, EGG DROP RACE, BROOM BALL, JEEP JOUSTING, AND A REFLECTOR RUN AFTER DARK. AFTER THE GAMES WERE DONE DICKIES BBQ BROUGHT IN MORE FOOD THAN WE COULD EVEN EAT SO SOME WENT TO THE LOCAL SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. AFTER DINNER WE HAD A LARGE EJS STYLE DRAWING. WE HAD $6026 IN DONATIONS FROM 28 VENDORS. DURING THE DRAWING WE STOPPED AND MADE A SURPRISE PRESENTATION TO OUR REMAINING FOUNDING MEMBERS, KEVIN FOX, ROGER STERLING, CHRIS STACEY, AND FRANK TAYLOR. THEY WERE EXTREMELY EXCITED TO SEE THEIR NEW JACKETS.Â AFTER THE DRAWING WE HAD ANOTHER EVENING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE.
SUNDAY WE HAD ANOTHER RUN TO THE ROCK GARDEN AND NAVAJO PUEBLITOS. WE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED AND THOSE THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN.
Our design for our limited edition shirts for the event.Lined up for the Rock Garden.Kevin Heckman making an attempt at “JeepEater”We were honored with a Platinum sponsor Tuffy attending and hitting the trail with us.Glen Hood making a climb in his daughter’s Jeep.Zach Sterling wonders off course a bit in the blindfold course.Roger Sterling on the blindfold course.No peaking Greg Woodbury!Results of all the games.Crowd watching the games.Getting ready for the food to arrive.We had the campground full of campers, tents, and guests.Â Billy Schultheiss getting ready to start the drawing.$6026 in donations from 28 vendors.Greg Woodbury won the $470 Warn recovery kit.Paul Wilson won the Tom Woods gift card.Beth Fox was excited to win the FunTreks pack.Billy Schultheiss won the Tuffy lock box delivered by Hollie.Our remaining founding members Roger Sterling, Chris Stacey, Kevin Fox, and Frank Taylor received their surprise.They loved their personalized jackets.Â And they fit.Â Doug Ramsey and Max won the RCV backpack.Kristin Jones won the big prize, $750 Procomp rim gift certificate.First stop was the Gould Pass Pueblito.Then onto Citadel Pueblito.Last stop was the Crow Canyon Main Panel.