Five 082 couples ventured to Rayne, LA in July for their NSDCA
International Camporee 2009. Sortores, Rileys, Pergrossis, Oakes and
Hartwigs all enjoyed their visit.
The Sunday night dance before the Camporee with Wade Driver was very
entertaining, we all enjoyed his interesting calling. There were five other
callers from various locations for the following evenings, including our
very own Charlie Pergrossi. Charlie gave us a fun time, also. Enjoyed doing
that Congo line, Charlie!
The following days were filled with dancing, workshops, tours and other
sightseeing, crafts, and more, along with different games to play.
Congratulations to George and Phil who came away with game prizes.
One fun aspect of the week: we could take part in a scavenger hunt. First,
to explain: Rayne, LA is the Frog Capital of the World. So, we were given a
sheet explaining there were 14 buildings in the town with frog murals
painted on them; our job was to locate the buildings and match them up with
the murals on the sheet. I believe 35 couples took part. All sheets were
correct. So, they drew one name to win the grand prize and the other couples
received a prize also!
One evening several couples went on a tour to a Crawfish/Rice Farm
and miniature John Deere tractor museum and enjoyed some Cajun food while
All in all, everyone came away with wonderful memories of Louisiana and the
excellent time we had while there.
Several other 082 couples spent a quiet but enjoyable few days at Florida
Camp Inn in Davenport, FL the fourth weekend of July.