MASA summer picnic (7/30/2004)
An evening's fun...
MASA members gathered on Saturday, July 24, at the Elk
River & Rogers VFW post for the 7th
annual MASA summer picnic. It was a downright gorgeous day
with blue skies, warm temperatures (but not beastly hot) and a light
breeze out of the west.
The site was the VFW soccer complex where occasional MASA
launches are held. The VFW kindly let us use their grill,
tables and chairs, and picnic shelter. There was rocket
flying, eating, and a bunch of socializing.
This was also the primary MASA July launch. A misfire-alley
range was set up on the soccer fields. Launching began about
11:00 am and ended about 4:30 pm. There were a large number of
flights taking advantage of the nice day.
Read the Launch report
for that side of this story.
Lots of prizes!
Just before 7pm, drawings were held for the free "door"
prizes. Here's the rundown of who got the loot:
Deb Thell - "The Launch Pad" Matra
Super 530D kit [donated by Hub Hobby Center, Little Canada]
Ted Cochran - Estes Super Nova Payloader kit
[donated by HHC]
Brett McDowell - Quest Nike-K quick kit [donated
Lee Frisvold - Quest Seeker quick kit [donated
Liam Curry - Quest Aurora kit [donated by HHC]
Eli Curry - Estes Menace kit [donated by HHC]
Seth Cochran - Estes Polaris kit [donated by HHC]
Irene Gensler - Estes Mach 12 kit [donated by
Damian Kostron - Custom Ion Pulsar kit [donated
Gib Curry - Quest Flatcat kit [donated by Mark
Susan Fergus - Quest Nike Smoke kit [donated by
Cheryl Kane - ASP D-Region Tomahawk kit [donated
Mark Thell - Estes Prowler kit [donated by Ted
Lee Grimm - Estes Banshee kit [donated by MASA]
Mike Erpelding - Estes Banshee kit [donated by
Dave Fergus - KosRox Streadur kit [donated by
A big "Thank You!" to:
- Everyone who participated!
- Everyone who donated door prizes!
- Mike Erpelding for organizing the picnic, hauling a ton of
gear, and driving back and forth across half the state
- Lee Frisvold for serving as grillmeister
- Everybody who helped run the rocket range