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Once again, Logan’s Run was a HUGE SUCCESS!! As I said during the raffle speech, Logan’s Run 2016 was the biggest year yet and was, to the best of my knowledge, the largest event that ONSC has ever hosted!! Still waiting on final numbers, but we ended up with 65-70 driver registrants and between 120 and 130 people total. HOLY CRAP!! Incredible!! Our revenue this year is 162% of what it was last year, just unreal.
This event would not have happened were it not for John Vee and Sarah’s contributions both before and during the event. Thank you John and Sarah for taking care of most of the day-of responsibilities The food was incredible as always!!
Derek Hamaker, Alex Cortani and Eric Johnston huge thank you to you for soliciting sponsors!! There’s no way we would have drawn in as many people were it not for the amazing job each of you did bringing sponsors in. By far this was the best sponsor turnout we’ve ever had.
Eric Forrest, Eric Johnston and John Vee thank you for helping me with inspections!! There were a ton to do and I don’t think we had one failure. One takeaway from the inspection is that I’d like to start selling First Aid kits at the registration tent along with CBs and fire extinguishers.
Another huge thank you to Alex Cortani for being our club photographer!!
Finally, thank you to everyone else who was an on-site volunteer for food prep, registration tent duties (especially Marie!!). Putting on an event for 120-130 people is no small feat, so we appreciate everyone’s help putting it together.
It is my absolute pleasure helping put on this event for the incredible members of ONSC. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, but I truly consider ONSC to be my family, so it is my privilege to be given the opportunity to help organize this event. I will continue doing this as long as you will have me. I appreciate everyone’s continued support
This year has more or less cemented the fact that we are out-growing the capacity provided by Group Camp. As the year progresses, please think about alternate venues for Logan’s Run within the immediate vicinity of the Uwharrie National Forest. If we don’t want to move from Group Camp to another venue, then we must look at capping the number of trucks that can attend Logan’s Run. Please share your opinions via email, phone call, text, PM or simply a post here.
I’ll see a bunch of you at Portsmouth Island, then hopefully even more at the X-Mas party this December.
As a result of the raffle and amazing attendance we were able to donate $1000 to BRC and $1000 to Friends of Uwharrie!! Amazing!! Thank you!!
Thanks again everyone!!!
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Poor guys on the dirt bikes were whooped by the time we got to the top:
Right as we finished installing Kenny’s new bumper:
As usual, we had an amazing time at the Christmas Party this year!
First off, the thanks. Without Kenny and his wonderful wife, this event might not exist. Watch out for a workday of sorts on the barn in the future. Thank you Kenny
Next up, thank you to John Vee and Sarah Stabley for picking up the food!
Huge thank you to Darin Touw and Eric Johnston for working with the forest service to get our work day lined up! It’s safe to say that the Christmas Party Workday is now a staple of the event
Thank you to everyone who helped split wood on Friday and Saturday! It’s a huge help to Kenny and Lydia that we were able to get some done, but we’ve got a lot more to do!!
As I’ve said before and will say again, I consider every ONSC member to be part of my family. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this event. It was a ton of fun for me and everyone else.
I can’t wait till the Meet and Greet! Everyone make sure to attend your local meetings as often as possible and do your best to make it out to the Meet and Greet!
The saw that needs a new chain
Meeting for the workday:
And finally, the drive home.
See everyone soon!!
Once again, a very successful Meet and Greet! Without sounding like a broken record year over year, I’ve got to start out with the thanks.
Thank you Kenny and Lydia, as well as John W, for allowing us to use the barn!! I’m glad we were able to get so much wood cut. Unfortunately the shower enclosure wasn’t in the cards for this weekend, although we sure could have used it.
Thank you to John Vargosko for cooking the pig!! It was delicious as always
Thank you to Allen for administering the raffle!! Congrats to Eric Rymer for winning the trasharoo and congrats to Brian Keefer for winning the $250 gift certificate
Congrats to the winners of the 2016 BOD election!! Together we’ll be able to continue improvement in the club and maintain the family-like atmosphere we’ve always had.
Now, for the workdays. First up, the wood cutting. None of us could make it Thursday night, so we all got there Friday AM and cutting commenced at roughly 11am. By noon, we had sweat through our shirts. We got through an estimated 14 logs in good time and the splitting crew made quick work of it. For those who were following the chain discussions in the canceled barn work party thread, I tried out a yellow chain for the first time on my MS290 and HOLY CRAP was it awesome. Instead of having to push and rock the saw to get through a log with the green chain, the yellow chain RIPPED through the log. I had to hold up on the saw to get it to cut straight and not bog down. Very impressive. I’m only buying yellow chains from here on out.
Saturday morning was awesome. We met at the Dutch John parking lot at ~9am and had a HUGE turnout!! The goals were to get all of the rail and posts off of *that one section of Rocky Mountain Loop* and staged up on the back side of Daniel, and then to pull the rest of the posts from the Dutch John parking lot up to the back side of Daniel. It was a lot of work, but since we had so many people, we got it all done. As everyone heard, I fried another rear driveshaft and rear output yoke on my transfer case, but had all the parts, so it only took 30 min to change everything out. After the fix, we went up to *that one section of Rocky Mountain Loop* to take some pictures and play one last time.
Saturday night was epic, as always. The pot-luck was a roaring success and we have leftovers for days. Thank you to everyone who brought food!!
Now for the pictures. Workday:
POP goes the driveshaft. My right foot was a little too liberal with the torque application:
Last load of the day:
Thanks again everyone I’ll see you again soon!!