Volunteers Sought for Workday at Cooper's Lake

Johann Kinslayer, of the Shadowclans, and Dave Cooper, of Cooper's Lake Campground, invite any interested SCA members to come up to help with a scheduled workday of Castle maintenance at Cooper's Lake (site of Pennsic and AEthelmearc War Practice events) beginning at 8:00AM EDT on April 30, 2005.

Work will include addition of gravel (graciously being provided and brought to the worksite by Dave Cooper) and, if enough people arrive to assist, tightening of internal tower cables and structure. This maintenance has been anticipated by Dave and the original Castle construction crew, due to the considerations of earth settlement and frost heave over the course of five years.

Those who are coming are encouraged to wear modern work clothes and sturdy shoes, and to bring with them any available shovels, spades, and wheelbarrows. Also, plan to bring along food and beverages for your group for the day.

Camping is in front of the Castle, on the battlefield, and is free from Friday night April 29, thru Sunday morning, May 1.

All those who are planning to attend, please RSVP to Johann at thegrumblybear@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

I just spoke with Johann-

I just spoke with Johann- Dave Cooper is unable to obtain the gravel due to weather, and work this weekend has been cancelled. Mr. Cooper hopes to reschedule for the weekend of May 7th.

-Tamara Di Firenze