2017 August GCTC Newsletter.pdf
The Tinfoil Times
TALL TALES TABLE – HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND WHY
The Tall Tales Table is where members can display their best metal detecting finds for the past month at each monthly meeting. The
categories are: Best Gold With Stones, Best Gold, Best Silver, Best Coin, Best Costume Jewelry and Most Unusual.
Each member is allowed to enter one item in any or all of the categories. The membership will vote on what they think is the best
entry (usually done during the break). According to the votes, the best entry in each category will be recognized by the membership
as the winner of that category for the month, and the finder of each category will receive a fifty cent piece.
The members winning the most categories for the year will be in contention for the Honorable Treasure Hunter of the Year Award.
Second place will also be considered for this award as will members who return items lost to the rightful owners.
Mystery Prize Stumper - Each month, a member will bring in a mystery item. The item is kept sealed, so no one can tell what it is,
and is kept by the President.
Members bring in all of their finds to the meeting, including trash, for display on the table adjacent to the Best Finds table. The
mystery stumper item is then revealed by the President. Anyone who has a matching item in their items will win a fifty-cent piece. The
winner then brings in the stumper for the next month’s meeting.
Submitted by Jan Smirnow, Secretary
There are still a few spots left for the raffle of the silver round. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5.
This silver round is beautiful. On the face, it shows a racing stagecoach, with “For When You Have To Get Out Of Dodge”.
The reverse is marked with the weight and purity, and is scored where it can be divided into one-quarter ounce parts.
The average depth of Lake Okeechobee is nine feet, although there are dynamite holes that reach 60 feet.
The Seminoles called the Everglades ‘Pa-hay-okee’, meaning ‘Grassy River’.
The St. Johns river is one of only a few in the U.S. that run north.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee, the state record for the largest alligator
caught is 14 feet, 3 1/2 inches, 654 pounds and it was caught in Lake Washington.
Answers to the Florida Quiz