Minelab was pleased to team up with Radioworld and attend the 2012 Chatham Kent Metal Detector Club Hunt on Saturday September 8, 2012 held at Erieau Beach, ON.
Below is a delightful letter recapping the days events from Julie Pollard, CKMDC President
Jack & Tim,
I have to start off by saying a huge Thank You. I am completely over whelmed and somewhat speechless. All the club members were happy and smiled when Tim pulled in. Their look of you, realizing you were telling the truth about your committment and participation had finally sunken in.
Our day started off with rain and by 9:30 or so we had no rain and a glimpse of the sun. I was the first one there waiting for everyone to arrive. I make sure to greet everyone upon arrival, the prize table was starting to look good and when Tim arrived with all his goodies, everything started to fall in place. Even the sun came out. We all thought it would be better to start off by wearing our Minelab caps and T-shirts, now we started to look like a club. We even had a police car pull in and wonder if we were looking for something major. I just told them no, it was our annual club hunt.
What a day to hold the club hunt, Garry Schnekenburger and Rick Pearce were in the Chatham Kent Daily News. Garry had found a $8,700 dollar engagement ring in the water and the picture was in the paper the same day as the hunt. Garry said it was the best feeling in the world to give this young lady her ring back.
We all signed in, we heard Tim speak for a bit and then we had our first hunt for American dollars, prize tokens and Canadian dollars. I personally found 5 coins, they were all huge, but no tokens. We have a few guys that have been detecting for years and know their machines quite well-talk about clean up-Wow!
Our second hunt was for silver rings, 2 gold rings, prize tokens and lots of silver dimes. I did not do great on this hunt either. Oh well. I sure was having fun anyway. Some of the guys even found 11 or more rings. The kids hunt was next and we just had two kids Andrew and Danielle-both are age 10. Soon they will be able to hunt in the adult hunt and their will be no young kids. Andrew ended up with 36 coins and Danielle also had a great pile and she even found 3 silver rings!
We stopped for lunch, pizza, wings, and subs, water, pop, cookies, butter tarts. What a feast! No one left the table hungry, thats for sure! Tim had a few more things to say before drawing for the Minelab E-Trac. Then came the draw. Andrew drew the first ticket number 618039 and no one had it. So going once, going twice, gone was called and then just before Andrew drew another ticket, I yelled pick me, pick me!!! Andrew drew ticket number 618059 and it belonged to his mother Julie Pollard, me the President of the Chatham Kent Metal Detecting Club. The look on my face says it all. I have never won anything so grand. I did not care if I found anything in the last hunt. Lots of pictures were taken and lots of hugs.
Our final hunt was for prize tokens, american dimes and quarters. We planted so many dimes that members were getting sore hands from their sand scoops. I ended up with 12 quarters, 73 dimes and 2 prize tokens, but I did not care, after all I won the grand prize. Everyone had a great day and for once I heard no complaints.
Thank you so much for being a part of our hunt, we all enjoyed the hunt so much more. I am the first woman president and the first one to get a sponsor. Something tells me that I will be president for a long time. If their is ever anything that we can do for you, just say the word.
Julie Pollard President Chatham-Kent Metal Detecting Club