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Severe Weather Saturday Night?
Board: State: Ohio
Jun 16, 2019 9:26am
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I'm thinking about anyone camping overnight last night. And Jabber - is everyone okay? Locally several mall businesses suffered some damage and true to form ... the townsfolk are driving to assess the damage. I even saw the TV news car drive through the mall lot.

We are okay. Went to bed early and never heard the warning sound.
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976372 by Public Hand
Jun 16, 2019 10:10am
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Well-said! I agree & wanted to add my own personal thank-you to the hosts, staff, and facilities for hosting this incredible event! It really was the Greatest(letterboxing) Show on Earth! I also really valued being able to see & spend time with all of my long-time letterboxing friends that I have been missing so much since my move...it was awesome to see all of you again-I miss you guys! Tina & Mitzi....I hate to say it, but, it's gonna be tough to top this one! Thanks so much for the great party!!๐Ÿ’•
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976372 by Public Hand
Jun 16, 2019 10:39am
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I could not agree more, word-for-word on everything that has already been said! Stunning carvings, insane theme from beginning to end where you just can't believe how everything fit together including containers, costumes, food and decorations. Then the photo op boards were icing on the cake?! Tina, grats on your Pres of Commissioners role!! Tina and Mitzi, you two should be beyond proud of a top shelf event and ALL you have done to support this preserve!!! Huge hugs and equally big thanks for out doing yourselves! Still blinking in utter amazement!! โคโค
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976391 by CookieCutter
Jun 16, 2019 10:41am
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Thank you for the bonus LTCs?!?!!!
Re: Severe Weather Saturday Night?
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976396 by speedsquare
Jun 16, 2019 10:43am
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Speedsquare, I kept looking for you!! I heard Jabbers name called for raffle! Nursewanderseek, too! Glad you guys are ok!
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976391 by CookieCutter
Jun 16, 2019 5:45pm
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You two would be national treasures if we in the Midwest were willing to share ... you are so loved.
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976372 by Public Hand
Jun 16, 2019 7:20pm
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THANK YOU for attending. Without all of you - there would be no event.

We are very blessed to have an amazing Park District with a very passionate team of individuals and volunteers. They made sure both venues and the parks were ready for our arrival. We are also grateful for friends and family willing to assist us with a venture like this. And could not do it without all the amazing talent of the carvers that donated stamps.

Denise and Stacey take care of our food and the kitchen. Our friend Dara and her daughter Sarah also helped during the busy lunch hour. Denise recruited her husband Herb to grill our delicious hot dogs.
Friends and devoted park volunteers - Barbie and Carolyn made the popcorn and snow cones. Their outfits were quite the surprise and so perfect!!
Denise's daughter and granddaughter were the adorable monkeys to the fabulous Organ Grinder - her son in law played the entertaining music as they roamed the park.
Our nephew and niece were the entertaining Lion Tamer and Ringmaster.
Naturalist Mandy was of great assistance all day! And park volunteer Jerry brought Pip, the Eastern Screech Owl around for a visit.

So - thank you!!!

We had such a blast. We had hoped our fifth prairie event would be a little bigger and better than the previous 4. This theme was such fun and so easily blossomed into a full blown circus. We have been steadily working on ideas and projects for almost a year now. We had such fun sharing it all with you. I have lots of photos to share. I will be posting them on Facebook.

We did have two stamps come up missing. Ring Two, Box 11 - 2 Faced. The pouch was found but not the stamp. It is a larger stamp of a woman with two heads. It was hidden on the boardwalk near the Sugar Shack. If anyone comes across it please let us know. We will continue to check the trail for it as well.

Today we retrieved the rest of the stamps. Fortunately the weather cooperated with us Saturday for the trails to be clear and passable. Last night however - it rained and rained and rained. We expected muddy trails and possible big puddles. But did NOT expect to find the way back trail (near the little bridge over the cute mossy pond) fully flooded. Twelve of our plants were under water or floating at their location. Fortunately the stamps had been put back where they were planted. So, as the water gradually rose, the bark/log and the pouch floated - but stayed at it's location. Crazy how that worked! We were able to find 11 of the 12 that were in water. Ring One, Box 28 - we could not find. The entire long log was floating at the trails edge with lots of debris and a piece of bark - but not the pouch or stamp. We are hoping when the water recedes we will be able to locate it. Not too bad though for 118 stamps out.

Thank you all again for making our event a fabulous success!! We look forward to seeing you all along the trails somewhere soon.
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976417 by GypsyLadybug
Jun 17, 2019 1:14am
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I uploaded my shot of Pip the owl. I can't believe those pictures of you and Cookie Cutter saving the event stamps....you guys are awesome!!
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976417 by GypsyLadybug
Jun 17, 2019 5:28am
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Thanks again to everybody involved. You guys are superb and created an exceptional event that others would easily be envious of.

We stayed in Dayton Saturday night and although it rained it was nothing like you experienced in Greenville. Crazy weather.
Re: Severe Weather Saturday Night?
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976396 by speedsquare
Jun 17, 2019 5:46am
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I was there for BTOTP and stayed at a hotel just 2 minutes away from the Richmond Mall. I was glad to get back to the hotel before the first sirens went, but then everything seemed ok. It was only when I left in the morning and drove through all the debris and damage that I realized I was almost in a tornado.

I hope everyone else got home safe, too.
Re: Severe Weather Saturday Night?
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976429 by Rocket Raider
Jun 17, 2019 12:50pm
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Wow, I didn't hear any sirens and I was up very late. Didn't see any debris in the morning. I heard all kinds of flood warnings for other counties, but none for Darke Co.
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976372 by Public Hand
Jun 17, 2019 5:59pm
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Ladies, you have topped even yourselves and set the bar for event organizers to follow. You inspire us all to keep letterboxing fun for all ages, family-oriented, welcoming to all aspects of the hobby and especially, welcoming to anyone who is new to the circus of letterboxing! Thank you for all you do!
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976413 by Team Awesome Pants
Jun 18, 2019 6:49am
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I was going to say they should be inducted into the Letterboxing Event Hall of Fame, but National Treasure sounds better ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you for all of the love, fun, creativity and community you all bring together with your outstanding events, Tina and Mitzi! You truly keep Letterboxing alive and well for so many through your annual events. Thank you for your passion and dedication to it. Youโ€™ve greatly influenced me and Iโ€™m just one person. I canโ€™t imagine how many others youโ€™ve inspired and thrilled and continue to inspire and thrill throughout the years. Thank you for all you are, and all you do. And thank you to all of the amazing team of people that make the magic at your events ๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŽช

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Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976372 by Public Hand
Jun 18, 2019 1:38pm
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This was our first trip to Greenville, OH to a Prairie Event and we had such an amazing time. Thank you so much for all your hard work. We so lucked out with the weather from the sounds of it! A couple of days of lovely weather tucked between a whole lot of wet.

Someone even told us about a stamp on a wall of gum at the Maid Rite. What??? Crazy fun!

Saturday after dinner we headed to the Greenville Union Cemetery and found a few boxes before some terrifying clouds came rolling in and the water fell in buckets! Hokey pete. That was an experience. The last box we found was "Your Mom is All Wet." Perfection.

Bowl of Cherries and Hike-a-Lot
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976444 by Chill E
Jun 18, 2019 2:35pm
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And thank you for all your fabulous stamps that added to our fun. To every stamp I pulled out of a pouch I said 'wow'. They were all spectacular.

I loved the photo ops and the game on the picnic table--can't remember the name. So original.
Re: Severe Weather Saturday Night?
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976396 by speedsquare
Jun 18, 2019 3:26pm
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We're good here. The majority of the damage in Rush County was about 6 miles away from our farm. The worst was the Bentonville Church which is in Nurse Wanderseek's "neighborhood."
Mini Event
Board: State: Ohio
Jun 19, 2019 8:11pm
I just posted an event for next month - July 13th. I've been wanting to do this event for a while now -- kind of our way to "give back" and say thank you to everybody who continues to plant letterboxes and keep our hobby going. Hope to see you all soon!! Christy
Re: BTOTP!!!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #976444 by Chill E
Jun 21, 2019 5:15am
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Thank you for all of the love, fun, creativity and community you all bring together with your outstanding events, Tina and Mitzi! You truly keep Letterboxing alive and well for so many through your annual events. Thank you for your passion and dedication to it. Youโ€™ve greatly influenced me and Iโ€™m just one person. I canโ€™t imagine how many others youโ€™ve inspired and thrilled and continue to inspire and thrill throughout the years.

I couldn't agree with you more! We are so very thankful to have been adopted into such a wonderful community of people. The friendships we have gained and continually sustained because of your events are priceless! You both are most certainly "goals" on how to plan and execute an event. Basically, I want to be like you when I grow up ;)
Thank you for everything that you do!

- Celtic Cutie, In Cahoots Gang, Finn the Human, Kian & Jeff
Re: Safari Man Quest
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Reply to: #975603 by Angel Winks
Jun 21, 2019 5:29am
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Wow, how exciting! I'm hoping to do the same sometime soon! His boxes are most definitely worth the time!
Temple of Tolerance needs a box
Board: State: Ohio
Jul 1, 2019 9:21am
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Wapakoneta, Ohio
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/19633

It was featured in Atlas Obscura today.
Re: Temple of Tolerance needs a box
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Reply to: #976864 by Grrly Girl
Jul 1, 2019 9:47am
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Awesome!! Thanks for this.....always looking for something interesting for teenage boys. :)
Re: Temple of Tolerance needs a box
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Reply to: #976864 by Grrly Girl
Jul 1, 2019 7:08pm
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If someone does this, it would fit very nicely in the US oddities collaborative series: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4184
Re: Temple of Tolerance needs a box
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Reply to: #976864 by Grrly Girl
Jul 2, 2019 2:58am
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I've been meaning to stop for years--I drive by Wapak fairly regularly. In fact,going by next Tuesday to pickup kid in Detroit and then back by the next day.

I"ll plant it if somebody will carve. I'll try to stop and scout it out next week

Mama Stork
Re: Temple of Tolerance needs a box
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Reply to: #976915 by Mama Stork
Jul 2, 2019 3:16am
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I wonder if the man that owns it would be amenable to an on site plant.
Re: Temple of Tolerance needs a box
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Reply to: #976916 by Grrly Girl
Jul 2, 2019 3:41pm
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From what I have read,I bet he would be amenable. If I get to stop next week, I'll scout it out!

Stay tuned
Re: Temple of Tolerance needs a box
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Reply to: #976922 by Mama Stork
Jul 2, 2019 4:39pm
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Iโ€™ll carve a stamp for that! Let me know if you want one.
Re: Temple of Tolerance needs a box
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Reply to: #976925 by greenmountainhiker
Jul 3, 2019 2:57am
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Thanks--I'll get back to you after I do some recon....
Event
Board: State: Ohio
Jul 10, 2019 9:50am
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I just want to put a shout out to my wife Christy for the event she has put together. If you have not signed up yet you better because their are wonderful carved stamps from all over the US. It is definetly a no worries event and plenty of fun!# Hakuta Matata.

Mr.PPack
Mini event on Saturday
Board: State: Ohio
Jul 10, 2019 2:36pm
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There is still time to sign up for the Hakuna Matata event this Saturday, the 13th!! If you know someone who is new to letterboxing or just wants to see how it works, this is the event for you!! Have you been looking for the ideal place to night box, this is the event for you!! Have you been dying to try Brewdog? This is the event for you....it is 5 minutes from us!!! Hope you can make it!!
Re: Mini event on Saturday
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #977161 by p pack
Jul 10, 2019 3:26pm
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Have fun! I know it will be a blast.

I am pouting because I can't come :-(

Enjoy and have some fun for me :-)