WHEN: Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
WHERE: First National Bank of Paris Community Center, 25 East Main Street, Paris AR 72855
The listed coordinates will get you to the parking lot of the First National Bank of Paris Community Center.
This event will take place even in the event of rain, sleet, snow, ice, sunshine, or etc.
There will be a meal, contests, caches, surprises and hopefully a bunch of cache talk and caching.
There is no cost to attend the event of course but prize donations are welcomed.
The meal will be "pot luck" @ 12:00 NOON. Please bring a dish and 2-liter of your favorite soda.
We will have ice, coffee and tea. We will also furnish some hot dogs for the kids.
Cache Ca$h Dash & Cache Ca$h Auction
The premier event will be the Cache Ca$h Dash and the Cache Ca$h Auction.
There will be caches placed the day of the event. Those who choose to participate in the Cache Ca$h Dash will receive a Cache Ca$h Dash game sheet the day of the event that will have the details on how to find the caches. Once all of the caches have been found and the participant provides proof with their game sheet they will receive a sealed envelope containing "Cache Ca$h" (specially marked play money).
Participants will then be able to use their Cache Ca$h to bid on items up for auction in the Cache Ca$h Auction. The twist: you will not be able to see the item up for bid because it will be placed inside a container and the auction will end without notice.
Participants will also be able to do what ever they want to do with their Cache Ca$h by using it, giving it away, or pooling with others to bid on items.
Information and/or clues will be provided about cachers attending the event. Attendees will be given and entry form to write down the real and/or geocaching name(s) of the cachers associated with the information or clues. Those that are able to successfully identify all of the cachers will be entered into a prize drawing.
Attendees will be given a "Geo-Bingo" form and attempt to get signatures on their form from those cachers that match the category listed. Those who successfully compete their form and turn it in will be entered in a prize drawing.
We love to take photos while out caching and we know many of you do also. We thought this would be a great time (especially if the weather does not cooperate) to show those photos off.
The contest rules are simple:
(1) The submitting cacher must have taken the photo
(2) The photo must have been taken while geocaching
(3) Entries will be limited to 3 photos per cacher
Bring your favorite photo(s) to be displayed It's up to you how you present the photo (frame, matted, etc.). Those attending will be allowed to vote for their favorite. If you plan on bringing a photo to submit for the contest please place a label on the back of the photo/frame with your name, Cache name, and waypoint for the photo.
PHOTOS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON.
Cachers will receive an envelope containing 20 copies of one word/symbol. The goal is for the cacher to keep one of their copies of the word/symbol in their envelope and then trade their extra copies with other cahcers for the other words/symbols and complete a compete set of 20 different words/symbols.
If you had the chance to see this game played at the previous events in Paris you know why we call it "Chaos".
Creative Cache Container Contest
Create a unique and creative cache container and bring it to the event to show off. Attendees will be allowed to vote for their favorites. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. It's not required, but if you would also like to "donate" your cache container as a door prize let us know.
CREATIVE CACHE CONTAINER SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON.
Closest to the Pin Contest
Participants register and are given coordinates and a flag. Participants then place their flag where they belive the coordinates are located. Prize for the closet to the pin. How close can you get?
Travel Bugs and Geocoins
We will have tables set up for you to share travel bugs and geocoins for others to discover or move along.
We will have a Kid's Kache set up for the kids. Oh, and those who are Kids at heart will be allowed to log it as a temporary cache too!.
Please post a "Will Attend" if you plan on coming and tell us how many in your party will be coming so we can plan accordingly.
FREE WI-FI IS AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT LOCATION!
Please add this listing to your "Watchlist" and watch for updates as the event approaches.
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION TABLE OPEN - Photo submissions and Creative Cache Container submissions accepted and coordinates for Cache Ca$h Dash available, Geo-Bingo, Name that Cacher Forms, and Closest to the Pin begins.
12:00 NOON VOTING FOR PHOTO CONTEST AND CREATIVE CACHE CONTAINER BEGINS
12:00 NOON POTLUCK MEAL
1:00 P.M. VOTING FOR PHOTO CONTEST AND CREATIVE CACHE CONTAINER ENDS - CACHER CHAOS
1:30 P.M. CACHE CA$H AUCTION BEGINS - PRIZES HANDED OUT