Lee Desantis and Abby Cohen organized a great weekend activity. The club adopted this event many years ago and along the way it has morphed into a higher level that has become as memorable as the Clam Bake. However the event would not have been as good as it was if not for the many club volunteers who helped. This event is simply too big and great for any one person to handle.
Luckily the weather for the weekend was mild. We did have some rain on Friday night, but somehow Lee was able to hold the rain back on Saturday when we rafted, canoed or kayaked down the Delaware river. During our trip down the river we were blessed with Bald Eagles flying overhead. We even witnessed a Bald Eagle resting on the river bank.
There were some water fights on the river. Some people brought water guns and showed their superiority while mastering their toy weapon. Others like Frank had a giant sling shot that hurled water balloons a hundred yards. However, I can personally attest that Frank cannot hit the side of a barn. Keep trying Frank.
Saturday evening Lee organized a large dinner buffet that fed all 96 people in our group. Afterwards we were entertained by a rock band headlined by a friend of mine, Joe Reynolds. In the morning we had a buffet breakfast that was second to none.
I look forward to Lee and Abby continuing to organize this event in the future because their involvement guarantees a thrilling experience. I also think with the club’s support and volunteer help the event will continue.
Note from Abby Cohen and Lee Desantis:
Abby and I would like to thank everyone that helped out along the way to make this year’s camping / rafting weekend such a success, from help picking stuff up, preparing, cooking and cleaning up meals, keeping an eye on the bon-fire, the errand runners, to fireworks and Japanese Lanterns, Landers outfitters for ensuring everything went smoothly, fly by night, and to all that attended . . . thank you, the best planned party doesn’t get off the ground until everyone shows up and makes the fun happen.
See ya all next year!
Lee and Abby