Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association
Annual Fall Picnic
October 15th, 2005

photos by: Sharon Cummings and Rick Jacquot

Time to report on yet another fantastic annual fall M.A.G.M.A. Picnic. The weather was perfect. This year the picnic was held at our member Sharon's house. Sharon owned and operated the Opalhaus Rock shop for many years and has decided to sell off much of her old stock. Steve P., Robert and Linda and Sharon spent a lot of time setting up everything for the event and it was great. The combined picnic and sale was a blast for the members who attended. Great food and great deals on rocks of all kinds, there was cutting material, gemstones, specimens of all kinds, jewelry and to much more to list.

Steve Penley

Many of our regulars could not be at the picnic. Some are still down in Louisiana working on the hurricane relief and we missed them. We did have many members travel from far away to attend. Ron and Nancy from Augusta Ga., new members Don and Connie King from Mobile Alabama, Gene Jeffers and his wife from Northern Va.

The gemstone sale table.

John and Diane D.

As afternoon came, the cars looked like a wagon train wrapping around Sharon's circle drive.

Maggie got her own special parking space, she was to fat to fit in the drive.

As usual we had a ton of excellent food and it was getting time to eat!

Robert and Linda manned (and womaned) the grills and started getting things ready to eat.

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