GEOCACHING

Sat. & Sun., Jan. 21 & 22, 2017

 
 

Come join the fun at Chapman State Park when the Kinzua Cachers stage a beginner geocaching seminar at Pavilion #2.  The seminar will take place on Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m.  The seminar will provide a brief overview of what geocaching is all about, explain what you need to get started, and provide some real hands on experience at finding a few geocaches in the park.


At 10:30 a.m., the fun continues at Pavilion #2 in the park campground. From here, the Kinzua Cachers will host a Geo-Meet around the fireplace in the pavilion. The geomeet gives geocachers a chance to get together to meet and greet their fellow geocachers, swap travel bugs and stories about their geocaching adventures, or maybe get a hint from the owner for a cache that has been eluding your search. The Geomeet will last from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.  There will be some new published geocaches nearby for those in attendance to seek out.  For complete details visit the published event page on geocaching.com at https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6XHJB_2017-winterfest-geomeet


Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council recently announced that it has created the sixth souvenir commemorative coin in a collectible series to help support the cost of the annual Warren Winterfest event. The creation of the collectible coin series began with the 2012 Winterfest event is a step toward making the Winterfest event a financially sustainable event, according to Wes Ramsey, Executive Director of Penn Soil RC&D.


































































































The 2017 Winterfest coin features a full color minted and painted design featuring several fun elements of the winterfest event. “It is a beautiful coin,” Mr. Ramsey said, about the size of a fifty cent piece, and has a nice heavy feel to it. Coin collectors and those who like artwork will really enjoy this collectible souvenir of the Winterfest and it will help sustain the annual event. As an added bonus, and of interest to geocachers, the coin is trackable on geocaching.com using each coins unique tracking number”, Ramsey said.

Acting as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and financial agent for the Winterfest Committee, Penn Soil RC&D has agreed to assist the group with fundraising for the event and receive charitable contributions from interested parties.


The coins are available now and will be given as a token of appreciation to anyone who makes a tax deductible contribution to Penn Soil RC&D for the Winterfest in the amount of $10.00 or more. If you want to collect all five Winterfest geocoins at once, any individual making a tax deductible donation of $45 or more may receive all five coins in the series to date while supplies last. The coins may be reserved for pickup at the Warren County Winterfest by mailing your donation to the Penn Soil RC&D office at 210 North Drive Suite E; Warren, PA., 16365. Please make the check payable to Penn Soil RC&D with the “winterfest donation” listed in the memo area on your check. If you would like your coin(s) mailed to you, please add $5.00 to cover shipping & handling cost. As an alternative, you may make your donation and receive your coin in person at the Penn Soil RC&D or Chapman State Park office while the coin supply lasts. There are a limited number of coins available.


For further information, please contact Wes Ramsey at the Penn Soil RC&D office by telephone at: (814) 726 -1441.

 

Bring your GPS to Winterfest!

Kinzua Cachers Events at Winterfest

The 2012 Geocoin.

The 2013 Geocoin.

The 2014 Geocoin.

The 2015 Geocoin.

Geocachers:

Please stay off the Sled Dog Race Course!

The 2016 Geocoin.

New 2017 Geocoin.