Newsletters of Winter Camp XIV - Day Four
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Dear Holy One:
The Great Chili Cookoff, while challenging the participants to whet their culinary imaginations, could well have been the most bizarre meals ever cooked.
Each of the chilies produced a different effect. That of Doug Wilson was deemed "spicy" and "tangy"; Steve Donohue's was a "mild" chili, while that of Dave Woods and Dave Milon proved to be one of the worst meals ever produced at Winter Camp XIV.
The leftover's place in the Conglomerate Lunch was questioned by Jeff Rand and for that, I gave it an overall rating of:
*:(not suitable for stew)
CROSS COUNTRY GOLF
By Lou Pezet
On December 29, 1990 the all time favorite game of Cross Country Golf was played. The teams were the Bollmen and the Ferencz Flame Throwers. Due to the extreme amount of mud on the course the scores were high, as in the case of the Ferencz Flame Throwers. After playing through the course the Bollmen won with a score of 57 to 72. The winning putt for the Bollmen was putted by Dave Woods. The Ferencz Flame Throweres deserve an honorable for making it to the hole from the top of the face in only 5 strokes.
NIGHT IN HELL
The evening of December 28, 1990 saw a new Winter Camp activity as the Beast, dressed in appropriate attire, played the part of the devil. After sentencing the Winter Campers to three punishment groups, they were blindfolded and driven away from Beaver Creek.
The groups were dropped off at points some distance from the BC Building to find their way back. Two of the groups soon located familiar surroundings and were back in several megaflashes. However, the third group consisting of Dave Milon, Dave Woods, Tim Hunt, Lou Pezet, and Jeff Rand made some interesting turns and had quite an evening in the fields south of D-A.
Today's gadget is a 40's vintage candy machine that was discovered by three Winter Campers, Roger Horn, Doug Wilson, and Jeff Rand in an abandoned barn near the Clinton River. As soon as it was discovered it was instantly recognized as a Winter Camp essential. In spite of its 150 lbs. it was carried back to the road, a distance of 3/4 mile.
The machine was brought to Winter Camp XIII where it was drilled out and opened. Surprisingly, it was nearly completed and it appeared that it could be restored to working condition. The tight schedule prevented completion of the project so it was brought back this year. A closer examination revealed that all that was needed was a few adjustments and a good cleaning.
Being an all mechanical machine this is a bit different that vending machines that you are accustomed to today. Two primary differences are that the candy sold for five cents and the buttons that dispense the candy require a good firm push to overcome the various springs and levers to release the candy bars.
As the machine is fully functional, it has been stocked with an introductory Snickers bar which will be available for five cents each (one per customer as this is a money loser). I understand that the trading post will begin selling candy in this machine on the basis of selling nickels for 50 cents. (No contraband nickels please!)
Remember the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.