Well, last year's banquet was such a success, I think maybe we should make it an annual thing, don't you? For those of you who missed it last year. this is a COSTUME PARTY!! Everyone remembers M*A*S*H, right, whether it be the book by Richard Hooker, the 1970 movie starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, or the TV show with Alan Alda and a cast of characters. Well here's your chance to come as your favorite M*A*S*H character!! Shouldn't be hard -- most of them just wore khaki pants and t-shirts, or surgical attire. We can all do THAT, can't we?!?
As with last year's banquet, the purpose of this event is two-fold:
1) to honor the various Hall of Famers and anyone else who is honor-worthy for some caching feat. There will be certificates for all who have qualified for any HoF since last year, plus Olympic style medals for the top three finishers for each of the five new Hall of Fame caches since last year; The Polar Bear will also be recognizing the top ten "hardcore" finishers of the Iron Mountain Challenge; and
2) to hand out some Purple Hearts to that long list of cachers who have made it through some trying medical challenges since last year, as well as Silver Stars to those who supported them through their respective ordeals. Those of you who qualify (and you know who you are) just let me know if you would like to be honored with a Purple Heart (or if you would like to nominate someone else for a Purple Heart) and/or if you would like to hand out some Silver Stars and we'll make sure you are properly honored at the banquet. Anything from a sprained ankle to major surgery qualifies in this army, so don't be shy!!
In case you haven't been paying attention, here are the caches in the "Hall of Fame" series:
The "Find Every Cache in Calavera" Challenge
MTRP Hall of Fame
Iron Mountain Hall of Fame
Mount Woodson/Lake Poway Hall of Fame
Black Mountain Hall of Fame
Sycamore Canyon Hall of Fame
Tecolote Canyon Hall of Fame
Penasquitos Canyon Hall of Fame
Hollenbeck Canyon Hall of Fame
Mount Laguna Recreation Area Hall of Fame
OTT Hall of Fame
Palomar Mountain Hall of Fame
Sweetwater Reservoir Hall of Fame
So swing on by and see if you can guess who is who. Maybe BadSquirrel will even show up in a dress again!! And maybe we will get love2bake and boysnbarrie to bring PUD cake again!!!
Anyhoo, here are the particulars:
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Venue: Giovanni's, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., 858-279-6700
Should be lots of fun, so don't miss it!!
Here's a link to the photos at the event...