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Re: Our 13th annual event - Andover, Ma: July 2019
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #966663 by roo
Oct 11, 2018 12:33pm
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I believe you are correct but the campground office is currently closed so we can neither confirm nor deny your statement! I'll have to swing by someday soonish and have a look at their progress, otherwise we won't really know before reservations start in January. I'll post all signups if/when I can make a more exact determination.

Pete
Re: Thoughts on a Midwest Event
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Reply to: #966659 by jlsd0218
Oct 11, 2018 3:26pm
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Just because set of people puts together an event doesn’t mean there can’t be another event where the geography overlaps. SW and PNW are good examples where multiple events get scheduled by different people/ groups.
Re: Thoughts on a Midwest Event
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Reply to: #966639 by jlsd0218
Oct 11, 2018 4:41pm
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I love this idea and an annual Spring event seems like a great idea since, as far as I know, there isn't an annual event in the Spring in the Midwest.

I also think an event using the term Midwest is a great choice. Midwest is a familiar term throughout the country and it's where the event is being held.

I just want to encourage you to go ahead with this. Not everyone has the gift of "event-hosting," and you and your cohorts do. I would much rather find or plant letterboxes, so I have a great appreciation for those willing to tackle all that goes with hosting events.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Re: Thoughts on a Midwest Event
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Reply to: #966684 by Angel Winks
Oct 12, 2018 10:16am
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i agree with both Baqash and Angel Winks. Just do it! The more the merrier! I'm happy to help where I can.

Spring is great time...before the bugs and ivy and honeysuckle overgrowth.
Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Oct 17, 2018 3:00am
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We are planning an event next month, and had a question...

So we have only been to 4 events. Our recent was last weekend and all have been quite different in there own way to kinda the same. One of the things we have noticed is when the event time is ended... that's it

So we were wondering are you a get the boxes and go home or do you like to hang and social?
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 17, 2018 5:17am
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One on my favorite things to do at an event is to hang out before and after doing the trails/boxes. It is a great time for exchanges, PTs, table top boxes, to catch up with old friends and make new friends.
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 17, 2018 6:35am
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Definitely hang! Sometimes the night before, sometimes the night of, sometimes both :)
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 17, 2018 7:46am
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LOL The last 2 events I attended, I never even boxed! Hanging around and getting to know others is just as fun for me. And since there was always other people staying around event headquarters I know I'm not the only one.

It's always a nice option to meet up for dinner the night before or the night of the event. You pick a place that you know will accept large parties and are ok with separate checks. Then set up an additional event that people have to sign up for so you know how many will be there.
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 17, 2018 11:43am
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Some of each - box - stop and rest at the shelter - box again - stop and rest. I leave about dark unless we have to leave earlier, but not if there are night boxes. If everyone else is leaving by 5:00, I'll go find boxes in the area.
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 17, 2018 11:43am
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Not box at all and hang, getting to know folks, maybe do some exchanges.

Warrior Woman
social butterfly
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 17, 2018 2:24pm
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Night boxing, restaurant meet up. I usually stay over, so even a small worship service on Sunday morning at the shelter if in a park. Then finish boxing before starting home. Sometimes it is fun to help the planner pick up boxes that are not permanent.
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 17, 2018 8:00pm
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Thank you this helps out tremendously. I was a little nervous about asking people to come back
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 18, 2018 2:18am
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My preference is to hang out at the shelter because I love meeting new people and catching up with old friends, but I play it by ear - if nobody is hanging around the shelter, then it’s time to hit the trails! I’ve been to some events where I’ve never left the shelter and others where the entire day was on the trail. It depends on the event format too, and if there is intended to be a shared meal at the end, etc. Also if I am staying overnight or if I have to drive back home would affect my decision to come back or not after boxing. Hoping to get to your Nov. event, at least for one day!
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966931 by SpringChick
Oct 18, 2018 4:39am
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Thanks to everyone for their input & for the first person who asked this. Our 1st hostin event is coming up and this is a wealth of information for us.
Event listing in So Cal
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Oct 18, 2018 12:32pm
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 19, 2018 12:05am
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Oh yay, another event, hopefully we can make it up because I was so sad that we weren't able to meet up the other night!!

Personally, I LOVE to be there as much as possible. I know it is not feasible for everyone but I love to make the events overnighters (at least for me). I think *almost* every single event I have stayed overnight multiple nights. The pups and I had a blast last weekend camping, Yankee Springs is a GEM for camping, so when events are at locations like that, it is great! We have attended many events where we've camped out/hung out late into the night at restaurants or the shelters near a fire/etc and it has truly made the experience that much greater. So many memories from really awesome events and we cant wait to attend even more! So excited for yall, it'll be great :)

xoxo, a girl and her pups
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 19, 2018 5:57am
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I'm excited that this will be my 1st event! When you are meeting and hanging out and you know someone has a PT and you mention pertinent info.... do you just stamp right there? Is there a time when everyone is chatting and stamping PT or is this kind of throughout the whole event? Just wondering "etiquette"!!? PS- I need to carve myself a PT!!!! and if you donated a stamp does it show up on your profile counts- who puts it there?
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966897 by Moms_Play
Oct 19, 2018 12:15pm
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i'm always hanging around.

deniserows
upside down
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966988 by deniserows
Oct 19, 2018 7:05pm
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Definitely box n hang!
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #966966 by a girl and her pups
Oct 19, 2018 8:45pm
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And the amazing thing about my event is ur doggies are welcome too no extra cost
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #967008 by Moms_Play
Oct 19, 2018 10:13pm
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Oh nice! I don't know if I will be able to make this one this time as I have an interview for a new job in Nebraska (YIKES!) but if not, I am going to try and make it over. It's about 5 hours from Chicago so not bad, fingers crossed!
Re: Box-n-go OR Box-n-hang???
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Reply to: #967009 by a girl and her pups
Oct 20, 2018 9:57pm
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Good Luck on the interview. If you are able I hope to see you there :)
Unique Event Announcement: Murder Mystery
Board: Event News and Planning
Oct 24, 2018 11:11am
About a month ago I posted trying to gauge interest in a unique letterboxing event. Well, here it is.

It's 1920 and you have all received invitations to a River Boat cruise on the Ohio River from Doctor Thomas Briefkasten and his wife, Laura. You all know them one way or another. Maybe you are close friends, family, coworkers. Maybe you have attended one of their parties before. These two love birds are well known for their parties. Maybe you have only heard them in passing and wonder why you received an invitation to such an event. On a cold January evening everyone shall join the company of the Breifkasten's, but be aware, their drama can be hard to avoid.

It is a murder mystery event on the River Queen boat in Cincinnati, OH/Newport, KY. It has a limited registration and ticket cost. You can read more about the event below. Let me know what you think and if anyone has questions!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=4099

=(^._.^)=
Hanging Kites from Come Fly a Kite Event
Board: Event News and Planning
Oct 25, 2018 3:11pm
The clue for the Kites series has been updated as well their locations. 6 of the stamps went missing. The remaining 7 are now out to be found.

Ray and Susan
Happydaze
Newbie Event Planner has question
Board: Event News and Planning
Oct 26, 2018 3:57am
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So, Its coming close to my event and I wanted to ask those who have planned an event.... I have a number of people showing up and I'm very excited but should I plan for that amount, less or more????

what are some tips? Dos and Don'ts?

Is there such thing as over planning? (lol I've been told I may be doing this)

Any Help would be amazing
Thanks in advance

Moms Play
Katie
Re: Newbie Event Planner has question
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Reply to: #967377 by Moms_Play
Oct 26, 2018 12:01pm
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There are usually more no-shows than last minute additions.
There is always way more food than people can possibly consume.
Some people prefer visiting with friends than finding boxes.
Some people will find every planted box, event box, exchange, PT, etc.
Sit back an enjoy--nobody's judging--and if they are, shame on them.
Re: Newbie Event Planner has question
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Reply to: #967395 by Jabber
Oct 26, 2018 12:58pm
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Wonderfully said. And all true. Letterboxers come in all types, which is a good thing.
Live and Breathe
Board: Event News and Planning
Oct 28, 2018 11:07pm
Well done, Texas! Thanks for a great time and a well planned event. All your hard work paid off.
Live and breathe
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Oct 28, 2018 11:09pm
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How often are the Live and Breathe events held? Just curious.
Re: Live and breathe
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Reply to: #967480 by The Woodshed
Oct 29, 2018 1:49am
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Every five years.

This was my first attended, and it was wonderful!