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2017 September GCTC Newsletter.pdf


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The Tinfoil Times

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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 well as 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

Congratulations to our double-winner, Laurie
Haire. She won both the 50-50, and the silver
coin raffle!

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At least sixteen flags have flown over Florida or parts of Florida. Flags of Spain, France, Great Britain, the United
States, the Confederacy, two state flags, and one as the symbol of Florida as a sovereign nation.
1824
Two severe freezes, devastated citrus growers, and rearranged the geography of the Florida citrus industry.
Juan Ponce de Leon 1513.
The current flag started out as plain white, with the state seal in the center. The bars, in the form of St. Andrew’s
cross, were added in 1899 so the flag did not appear to be a flag of surrender when hanging still. Similarity to the
Confederate Flag is purely coincidental.
Answers to the Florida Quiz