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Happy Trails, BarbershopDru - OU0786

 Going away event - honoree Moving to N.C.

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

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N 43° 01.139' W 78° 52.713' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: Event
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Time: 3:00 h   Distance to Travel: 0.10 mi
 Date Hidden: 21 September 2014
 Date Created: 19 September 2014
 Last Modified: 19 September 2014
 Waypoint: OU0786
 Also Listed On: Geocaching.com


4 Attended
1 Will Attend
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0 Watchers
2791 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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As many local cachers may already know, North Tonawanda's most famous cacher (with apologies to MsBusyMom, anyone named Binkley or anyone on a Budget) retired from her job in June, and is tentatively scheduled to move down to North Carolina in October, 2014. This calls for a going away bash, on Sunday, September 21st. And at the scene of the event held in honor of her 1,000th find in 2006 (which was a big deal back then). Namely:

American Legion Post 264

60 Main Street

Tonawanda, N.Y. 14150

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coords at the top of the page should take you right to the proper entrance for the event, a side, but front facing door. It is labeled "Bar and Lounge entrance" on the door. Go down the stairs, the event is in the basement. Signs will point the way. There is plenty of on street parking in downtown Tonawanda, especially on a Sunday. There is also a municipal parking lot slightly NW of the posted coordinates that has entrances from both Adam Street and Broad Street. And of course the Buffalo Bills-San Diego Chargers game will be on TV. This is a Legion Post, after all. It may or may not be on in our room, but it will be on in the bar, which has 3 TV's.

We choose the time for the event so as not to interfere with a Noon Flash Mob in Genesee County that was listed long before this event on the same day. With a mid afternoon event, we have decided snacks, finger foods and desserts will suffice. The organizing committee will provide complimentary bottled water and snacks (chips, pretzels, etc..). But we will gladly accept donations. Do you make a killer artichoke dip? Succulent stuffed mushrooms? Amazing cupcakes? If you can help out, be sure to mention what you're bringing in your will attend log.

We are allowed to bring all the food we want, as well as the bottled water. But Soda and adult beverages must be purchased from the bar. But being an American Legion post, you can expect very reasonable prices.

One of the members of the organizing committee is a member of the post, so the spacious hall rental comes at a highly discounted rate, but is certainly not free. We will be holding a 50/50 drawing to offset the cost of the rental. There will be door prizes! We have donations from Drives Cache Closet, GXProxy and Cache-Advance, as well as a few private donations from cachers. We should have at least 10 door prizes, as well as unnamed complimentary items for showing up.

What people have signed up to bring:

  • guinea gal: Taco Salad

  • Dory The Explorer: Zuchini Bread

  • Dragonflyby: A dozen smile cookies

  • Deadliest Cachers: Chow Mein Noodle Doodles

  • havocgeo: Noodle Salad


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7 22 September 2014 Mr.Yuck attended the event

Amazing!! Two people attended this event on this website, and I swear, I did not browbeat them to do it!! As a matter of fact, it never even came up. However, I will browbeat more people to log it. Tongue out

I have a count of 68 attendees, with 1 emergency "had to leave" about 2:30, and probably a couple in the bathroom or bar when I counted. Great turnout! Yes, thanks Borst for the ice bucket dumping, which probably weighed about 30-35 pounds. Anyone who has ever had a fish tank (should) know that water weighs 8 pounds a gallon, and there was at least 4 of them in there.

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
B.S. Dru (The Puppet) addresses the crowd
B.S. Dru (The Puppet) addresses the crowd

7 21 September 2014 havocgeo attended the event

Nice time had by all, thanks for putting this together to celebrate Dru.


7 21 September 2014 Borst68 attended the event

Had a great time at the event.  Although I am sorry to see Dru move away, I am happy for her at the same time.  It has been a pleasure Dru!


It was also fun dumping a bucket of water on Mr. Yuck.  congrats on completing the challenge.

7 21 September 2014 Rayman attended the event

Yep, that was me that was the emergency "had to leave". When an opportunity comes up to see someone you care deeply about who you haven't seen in a 6 weeks, you don't pass it up. I'm sorry I missed out on most of the fesitivies but I'll treat Dru to a special event before she leaves.

Even before I left I was amazed at how many people showed! Dru is certainly a well loved person and she will surely be missed. We've had many a good time caching together, and also a very bad caching trip. But the good memories far outweigh the bad and Dru will always be my friend. And now I have a reason to go on a vacation to the mid-Atlantic! Happy trails Dru!

8 19 September 2014 Mr.Yuck will attend the event

Well, I don't technically own the event (a hand puppet does, long story), but I'm enough of a heavy hitter on the organizing committee that I'm posting it here. I will be there. Laughing