JUNE CLUB HUNT
WHO IS THIS DEBONAIR YOUNG MAN?
Sharing good times and good food with fellow club
members always make a successful club hunt even if the
finds are lacking. Seven members shared a hot but fun
day together in Okeechobee. Steve and Gail Hoskins,
Linda Bennett, Karen Larson, Ernie Bouyoucas and
Ben Smith carpooled/caravanned together after breakfast
at Cracker Barrel’s. Wayne Daniels met us at Okee-tantie
Recreation Area after working all night as a paramedic.
The popular recreation/camping area didn’t produce as
much money or jewelry as it has in the past. Anyone
hunting the river banks made sure they didn’t turn their
back to alligators. The last count of large alligators
cruising the river was seven. Lunch was at the Lightsey
Restaurant where Steve’s dad had donated a deer head that
was displayed along with various other animals and fish.
The group moved to a local playground and picnic area
to hunt before hitting the final spot of one of the piers on
Lake Okeechobee. With the lake at a record low, we were
able to hunt under the pier. Coins were frequent along
with keys and other miscellaneous items.
Come to the July meeting and receive a copy of an
article published in 1987 to find out.
Thank you to Jim Sharp for providing the magazine
Our club, along with the South Florida Treasure
Hunter’s club, collects foreign coins throughout the year
to donate towards a summer camp hunt for handicapped
children in Texas.
Keith Wills reports that for the 12th year this event
was held in June at the Texas Lions Camp for
Handicapped Children in Kerrville, Texas. More than 100
kids and 40 counselors were taught how to find treasures
with a metal detector. Thanks to all who made it possible!
Photos by Steve Hoskins and Linda Bennett