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Pheasant Run Resort; St. Charles IL
June 24-27, 2010

This was our first appearance at Bloomington Gold since 2004, having been a guest there since 1998, which was our first national event. Thanks to Ed Saari for helping make this possible.

This time was also a first: the East and West branches of Corvettes Conquer Cancer would share the space for the first time!


Wednesday, June 23
 

Departing Decatur AL.

Sights along the way...
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Another first: Bloomington Gold is now a DAY TRIP!


Thursday, June 24

For their $25 donation to the American Cancer Society, Jena & Toby
pay tribute to their late friend, Gary.

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The sights of and from our lake-front property once we got set up.
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Curtis Davis caught me cleaning up the car.
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For another $25 ACS donation, Seth Wood signed the hood. 
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(2 weeks later, at a club party back in Alabama, his daughter, Kaitlyn,
added her signature below his!

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Curtis Davis, manning the C5/C6 Registry booth right around the corner from ours.
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Directions to some of the exhibits & activities.
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Friday, June 25

Another $25 ACS donor: Jill Rosedale signs for her and Mike.
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Together for the First Time!

Fresh from Colorado Springs, via a family function in Iowa, Adam Rogers arrived to balance our display. In addition to his "Day Job" and fundraising events, Adam's C5 sees a lot of track time. It sounds AWESOME!

Check his website: www.corvettesconquercancer.org
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"The Twins" from the neighboring booth graciously posed for photos...
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Saturday, June 26

Thanks again to Curtis for these shots.
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Adam got to meet Tom Hill and the 2011 Grand Sport,
Carbon Edition, in Supersonic Blue.

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Among others on special display were the original Motorama Corvette,
EX-122, and the Manta Ray concept car.

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Outside I spotted this, from AAT.
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Nearby were these stunning Mid-Year styled beauties
on C6 platforms, from Karl Kustom!

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Sunday, June 27

The intermittent rain and threat of severe thunderstorms pretty much made this day a non-event. During a break from the rain we packed the Vettes, then wandered through the vendor areas. I made a point of introducing Adam to as many of them as I could find.

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'Bye, Adam - It was great to finally connect with you!
Keep up the faith and the good fight against cancer.

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The final stats, back in Sweet Home Alabama!
   

 

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