Rockhounds show on Jan. 25

letter to the editor from Fay McCracken - Rockhounds show on Jan. 25

To the editor;

On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, the Raft River Rockhounds will Host their 2nd annual Club Show “Treasures from the Earth”.

This is a family fun day with something for everyone. It will be held in the Foyer of the Clearwater Lodge in Clearwater, B.C., from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We will have demonstrations on rock tumbling, spool knitting, metal detectors, plus numerous events for children including rock painting, sand painting, face painting and more for a small fee.

Rock talks with Yukon John, who has a claim and mines for gold in the Yukon, Identification Corner with our own Elmer; he knows this area like no other, and can answer all your questions.

We will be having a barbecue, live music, displays, silent auction, numerous local and out of town vendors and more. Memberships will be on sale.

Consider joining us, collecting rocks, fossils, minerals, gold panning, field trips, social gathering and more.

Being in a group of people who are into rockhounding is a great source of motivation.  They will help identify rocks, show you where to find more, and provide field trips. Rockhounding is healthy for the body and spirit, since you have to get outside and walk around, you will enjoy getting exercise. Kids seem to have a natural affinity to dirt and digging in dirt.

Not only do you have the opportunity to find nature’s awesome treasures, but also you get the health and social benefits as a side effect. Thank you to the Clearwater Lodge and Wells Gray Community Forest Society.

For more information, or to book a table for our event please call Dave 250-587-6213 or Fay 250-674-2700 or email:

Fay McCracken

Clearwater, B.C.