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Community Celebration Event- GeoTrail Kickoff Community Celebration Event

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20 June 2022, 10:00 - 12:00

Community Celebration Event - GeoTrail Kickoff - West Virginia Day 

This event is celebrating several things.  First we want to celebrate Geocaching's 20th anniversary.  By attending this event you can earn a new icon and souvenir.  Second the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will be kicking off their new GeoTrail, "Hidden Treasures", a new GeoTrail celebrating the county's 250th anniversary.  (More details below).  And Lastly, what better day to launch a GeoTrail celebrating Berkeley County's 250th Anniversary than to do it on West Virginia Day. West Virginia Day is celebrated annually on June 20. The day celebrates the state's 1863 admission to the union as a result of the secession of several northwestern counties of Virginia during the American Civil War.  

At this event we'll spend some time getting to meet each other, talking about some past finds in Berkeley County and I'm sure WVTim will be talking about building gadget caches and we'll have a Berkeley County Historian on hand to share some of the history of Berkeley County. 

The event will be held at Poor House Farm in the Rotary Pavilion. 

Hidden Treasure GeoTrail 

Welcome to our sixth GeoTrail – “Hidden Treasures,” sponsored by the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and coordinated by our very own Tim Eggleston - “WVTim.”

The caches on the "Hidden Treasures" geotrail will become part of the world's most favorited GeoTour... Berkeley Gadgets GeoTour GT 96.  

We invite you to visit Berkeley County, WV, for your first time or welcome your return back again. This year Berkeley County is celebrating its 250th anniversary. Berkeley County was established in 1772 in the state of Virginia.  To help in the celebration, we are launching our Hidden Treasures GeoTrail! This trail will allow you to travel throughout the county and visit our hidden treasures while learning more about where we call home. Enjoy the back roads that follow the same paths that Native Americans traveled for hunting; see the areas where locals fought the Tories during the Revolutionary War, or it was brother against brother during the American Civil War. Experience what makes Berkeley County, WV, rich in history and culture.

The county is planning lots of special events around the 250th Anniversary, one specifically the weekend before our kickoff.  Come for the weekend and stay for this event.  Details of all the 250th Celebrations can be found at Link to all the 250th Anniversary Celebrations

This will NOT be a gadget trail, but you might find one or two thrown in. smiley  The final number of caches hasn't been determined, but we hope to have 15 - 18.  Hidden Treasures GeoTrail passports will be available at the event.  A beautiful new limited edition 250th Anniversary trackable geocoin will be available to the first 250 geocachers who find the required number of caches on the trail.   Caches will go active around noon on June 20th.  More details will be available on kickoff day.  

Passports will also be available at the West Virginia I-81 rest stops or at the CVB in downtown Martinsburg.  Return the completed passport card for verification to the CVB, fill out a short survey card, and they will award the first 250 cachers with the new coin.  One coin per family. 

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Community Celebration Events - 2020

This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2022. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.


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