Standing in Front of the KTC Camping area, in front of our 40' tall
"visible for a mile" flag pole.
Have enjoyed the past two days in Oshkosh, a 45000 person "life event" held on a massive campground next to an airfield. My first time attending, and it immediately makes a big impression . . . of how BIG . . . this thing is! It's hard to get your senses around a crowd this large, occupying space of probably about two square miles, unless you see it. People, food, laughter, "beating drums," flags, and as per one of my pictures below, "booming cannons," courtesy of KTC! I agree with Ken Wetmore, among other 'wonders' of this event is the incredible level of talent that is vital to pulling off the logistics: sanitation, security, medical, event-planning . . an endless list which requires I"m sure hundreds of individuals. In our conference, Elder Wetmore and the KTC Pathfinder Council are the brains and energy behind our organization and my visit to Oshkosh confirms we have (as you already know) some of the very best! A few pictures from last night:
Mykal and Melissa Ringstaff provide leadership for
the Harlan "Black Bears." I happened to catch up
to them during the "always happening" pin-exchange.
I liked the "feather" look for the Louisville Cherokees Banner
Madison Boulevard had a cool hand-crafted entryway made
just for this event. On the lentil is carved "Forever Faithful" the
Arlan Monroe and the Madison Club, like others, have a great mobile kitchen. They
also provided me with their Madison 'Trailblazers" Pin, proudly displayed on
my shirt collar this morning!
I'm standing in front of our KTC "Club Pole" listing all of our clubs. I 'think' all of these are present at Oshkosh, though I didn't get to visit personally with all, I enjoyed seeing the staff and kids who were in the area during my visits.
The Kentucky-Tennessee Color Guard!
With the Wind Blowing the Banner not sure, but
the Louisville Club is bringing up the Rear Guard
Lake Cumberland which is the Somerset District
General Wetmore Marching By!
Nashville First Hispanic's Club "Soldiers of the King!"
Lebanon's Club "Orion"