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Kilowatt Kampers Fall 1997

September 19, 1997 @ 5:00 pm - September 21, 1997 @ 5:00 pm

49th Campout

Ruff , Richard

Where= Camperama Campground
Townshend, VT

When= September 19-21, 1997

Price= $45 (Weekend) $20 Deposit


Fri. – Checkin Whenever, set up and erlax!!! Bring your favorite wine/beer & Lets share drinks/cheese/crackers, or enjoy coffee, tea around the campfire. Bring dessert to share later in the evening.
Sat. – Enjoy the day. There Will Be Fun & Games For All In The Afternoon, But Remember Our “Famous” Pot-Luck Supper Which Starts at 6:00pm (1800)
Sun – Wake Up To Coffee, Tea, Breakfast goodies. We Bid Farewell Till Spring Again!

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Townshend. VT
sept. 19-21, 1997
Kilowatt Kampout

Another wonderful weekend with the Kilowatt Kampers! There were 9 rigs which included:

Dick Ruff|Wagonmaster/Marilyn Cormier

Dave/Dolly Wrong Stevie & Timmy

Mike/Marie Santos, Kaitlyn & Lauren

Lenny/shelley Nash, Amy, Dan & 2 friends

Walter/sandra Sacharczyk (Shelley’s parents)

Bob/Barbara Bidwell, Dave, his sister, & brother

Angel/Rosa Santiago, David

Gerald/Beryl McAdams

Roger/loyce Denault

Jaclc/ch|lod)e Badurtha

Gloria Oberheim

McAdams had already settled in on Thursday; Santiago’s & Santos’ also brought in their rigs early & returned the

next day. Sat around a wonderful campfire as usual on Friday night while we shared wine/cheese/crackers, along

with coffee, tea & hot chocolate & sweets.

The weather forecast for Saturday was not too promising – scattered showers were predicted but we lucked out for

most of the day. Everyone took off in different diredions. Many of the guys headed out to the dam area & did

some bicycling, while the girls went shopping at the Brattleboro outlets. Of course the rains came mid-afternoon!

We were just ready to begin our fun & game session at 3:30 when the rains came. Finally let up long enough to

have some fun at about 4: 15. The little kids had a wonderful time searching for coins in a mound of sawdust

(even though they had just had showers!) the teenagers, along with some adults, had a ball with the water

balloons! The adults were spared from the egg toss when the showers came again! Rather than worry about rain

on our potluck supper” we relocated up to the rec hall. Worked out beautifully! No rain, no bugs, heat, & just a

wonderful spread loaded with foods of all kinds from Spanish rice & beans, Chinese dishes, French baked beans,

‘talian meatball grinders: Polish sauerkraut & kielbasa, along with homemade chocolate chip cookies. Once we

had all indulged, a beautiful sheet cake was brought in to celebrate Shelley & Rosa’ s 40th birthdays along with

Made’s birthday! Anna Mae Bostrom, campground owner, joined us for dinner also. Once all was over, Dick

Ruff thanked everyone for their attendance & informed all of the upcoming 50th knmpout scheduled for the

spring. Since Dick & Art Dely are veteran kilowatters, they will co-chair the spring knmpoutu, possibly in

southern Connecticut, around the 1st or 2nd week of June. Hopefully, we can recruit many of the original

Kilowatters to join us. Our supper session ended with little gifts for everyone.

A good time was had by all as we headed back to the “kilowatt camping area” by the river, to find a huge fire

tended by Lenny. By 9:30 PM, the rains returned & we had to move inside for the night. It rained most of the

night but by 8:30 on Sunday morning we gathered for breakfast which included all kinds of breakfast goodies.

This meant the end to another good weekend and our goodbyes until spring once again.



September 19, 1997 @ 5:00 pm
September 21, 1997 @ 5:00 pm
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Richard Ruff


Camperama Campground
190 Depot Rd
Townshend, VT 05353 United States
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(802) 365-4315