In the past, you’ve probably seen this photo…
Who can believe we’re already in November? I hope you were able to join us last night for the 2018 Chili and Non-Chili Cookoff. While there was a threat of severe weather, it was a lovely evening! Thank you to everyone who helped us raise money for this wonderful cause. There will be a post coming out about that this week. I hope you’re ready to see the winners, that is if you don’t know who they are already. I believe this is the first year we didn’t have to have someone accept an award in someone else’s place. That’s always exciting!
Now on to the October Post Results!!
Top 5 Blog Posts October 2018
- 2016 – SCUBAPRO Hydros Pro Review
- 2017 – Extreme Product Feature – Mantis M2 Personal Dive Computer
- 2018 – SCUBAPRO Seawing Nova Fins Review
- 2018 – 6th Annual Christmas for Kids Chili Cookoff Official Rules
- 2015 – Chili Cookoff Official Rules & Silent Auction Items
In 2011 after a reorganization of the firefighters helping the children at Christmas, Newton County Christmas for Kids was formed. This is a totally non-for-profit organization. That means all of the helpers volunteer their time with this organization. All funds received go toward helping the kids.
Every year they find a warehouse to set up as a distribution center for the toys. Then the area Newton County fire departments, Newton County Ambulance district, and Newton County Rescue and Recovery volunteer their time to gather, wrap, and distribute the toys. Continue reading
It is that time of year to start thinking about the Newton County Christmas for Kids Chili and Non-Chili Cookoff and Auction.
Now, I know that some of you aren’t ready to think about Christmas yet, but this is a fundraiser that has to happen before Thanksgiving so that we can raise the funds to help the local children of Newton County have a wonderful Christmas should their parents need just a little help to make that happen. Continue reading
Wednesday Thursday Morning. I believe that fall has sprung! It’s been cool mornings, maybe cool afternoons or maybe warmer afternoons. Warmer as in warmer than the morning! We also have the beautiful foliage coming around plus the leaves falling off the trees. I believe Fall is here. Now, bring back summer!
Summer means diving weather/conditions!! Oh, wait… No, that may not be totally accurate. Last Sunday there was a diving event! Since it’s October and October means Halloween, that obviously means we had a Pumpkin Carving. But not just any pumpkin carving… oh no, we had the Underwater Pumpkin Carving. Now, if you got one of our cookbooks last fall, you’ll know that this has been an on-going thing for 21 years now… But the reason I bring up the cookbook is we had pictures from THE. FIRST. UNDERWATER. PUMPKIN. CARVING. Yes, for some reason that needed to be emphasized!
Truthfully, maybe I should find that first picture and include it in this post, but maybe we’ll do that next year… remind me! Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! Did you realize that the Underwater Pumpkin Carving is just days away now? Remember, if you don’t want to participate by carving underwater, at least come to socialize with us. We always have lots of fun. Sometimes maybe even more fun that we should have… but shhh don’t tell just anyone about our shenanigans because… what happens at the Underwater Pumpkin Carving
stays at the underwater pumpkin carving will come back to haunt you forever. haha.
If you are planning on carving though, keep in mind the
Things to have for Sunday:
- SCUBA gear
- Pumpkin carving tools (leave the electric tools at home!!)
- And an appetite (because there’s always food there!)
If you missed out on the official rules, we had them explained last week… be sure to check out that post right here!
Now, to the topic on hand. Food. Because remember if there is food, they will come. ha!
Speaking of last week…
Last Thursday night at the October Extreme Dive Club Meeting we had some delicious food! Our food consisted of Spaghetti, Alfredo, Garlic Bread, Sides, and desserts. We had a Loaded Peanut Butter Layer Cake for Grady’s birthday as well. If you missed his birthday, it was the 7th. (Your welcome Grady!) Continue reading
Let’s talk Underwater Pumpkin Carving today. As you know, the 21st annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving is approaching quickly! Like faster than quickly if that’s even possible. Did you realize we’re into the last 90 days of the year already? How on earth did that happen? But focus… The Underwater Pumpkin Carving… Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 1 pm at Beaver Lake, Indian Creek Campground.
Do I need to give you that information again? I really don’t want you to miss it so let’s break it down…
- When: October 14, 2018
- Where: Indian Creek Campground, Beaver Lake, Arkansas
- Time: 1 pm
- Entry Fee: $6.
Oooh, it’s a good thing I broke that down, I remembered to add the entry fee. That entry fee is a good thing because… wait for it… There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Hear that? Cash Prizes! Who couldn’t use a couple more dollars this time of year what with having to buy candy and trick-or-treating outfits, or how about Chili Cookoff items? Oh wait, that’s another story… but keep that one in the near middle of your brain. That is coming up soon too! Continue reading
It was brought to my attention last week while searching for a blog post that we never did a recap of the Underwater Pumpkin Carving last year. Can someone please explain how this happened? The best explanation that we have come up with is… We had the Chili Cookoff, the next day the underwater pumpkin carving, and then it was off to DEMA. Plus we were gathering recipes/pictures/stories for the cookbook, followed by pictures for the calendar and whew… we just plum forgot.
The question is… why did no one point this out? Last week when we were working on the 2018 Spring Sale Post, I was on the hunt for this blog post, why I can’t remember, but I realized it wasn’t here. So… I figured today would be the perfect day to recap last fall’s underwater pumpkin carving. I mean the weather is similar, right?