HHHello Fellow Half Minds!
JamON_ONmyBox and I (Messiah) had such a fun time at our Hash Wedding and first US ON-ONtario in Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill NY last Fall, that we thought we would do it again! No, not have another Hash Wedding ( I’m still trying to pull all the rice grains out of JamOn’s locks!) but rather host another fantastic Hash Campout Weekend, with an incredible group of Half Minds, in beautiful Upstate NY. Yaaa!!! Since the Ontario, Canada event has been dubbed the Provincial Affair, we’re dubbing this one the Stately Affair!
Weekend registration for the low early bird rate of only $69.00 has begun, so book now as campsites are limited! We’ve pre- booked a number of Campsites for Friday and Saturday, as well we have a couple of cabins available for Half Minds with special needs/circumstances. If you are intending on camping Sunday night or if you require a specifically designated RV site with hookups: you must book the campsite yourself directly with the campground. https://secure.rec1.com/NY/ontario-county-ny/catalog 585-374-6250
Since people tended to camp with their own Kennels, for easy reference we’ve designated camp areas based largely on where everyone camped last year. Thus as soon as you drive in to the campsite area there will be the Syracuse-On-ON-Dog-A zone (east of Kick Stand), then Ithaca H3 zone (south of Kick Stand), Flour City H3 zone (west of Kick Stand), Buffalo H3 zone (further west of Kick Stand) to give everyone a clear idea on where things lie geographically.
We are looking for volunteers to help out with anything and everything! A list of jobs we need help with is on the attached survey. Consider our new Adopt a Hasher Program, where you provide a camping set up for a Hasher visiting from afar ( i.e. supplying a tent, ground sheet, sleeping bag, blanket and pillow). Volunteer duties we are looking for help fulfilling: Trail support (Hare, Sweep, Beer Meister); Like it in the Kitchen? (Join Kitchen Bitch Krewe), Circle assistance (RA, Choir Master, Beer Meister); Hamell On Trial Concert set up/tear down, (Videographer?); Info Center (tell people where to go, orient people about Camping Area);
Bring extra ice and firewood; Transportation help getting things to and from Rochester and Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill NY.
As mentioned earlier, ON-ONntarioNY Deux presents a live concert featuring Hamell On Trial!!! (former Mercury Records and Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records’ Recording Artist) at 7pm sharp Saturday evening at the Wilson Lodge. JamOn_ONmy Box & Messiah’s first “date” out with the Flour City Hash was a Hamell On Trial House Concert at RobinsWood’s home, so there’s a nice romantic dovetail here…eww Bring a comfortable chair and be prepared to listen. Hamell’s rapid fire delivery of tongue in cheek lyrics are guaranteed to amuse those with a dark sense of humor and irreverent sensibilities! He’s a combination stand up comedian and pissed off folk singer; you’ve really got to experience it! Concert will begin at 7pm sharp. Please arrive early, bring your chair and at the artists’ request, please refrain from talking during the performance!
If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to write back or include them in the attached survey.
So that’s about it…. We hope you can make it to Ontario County Park NY June 18-20 and join in on the fun times at this year’s Stately Affair, ON-ONtarioNY!!!
JamON_ONmyBox & Messiah
PS Is anyone interested in designing an event patch?