The crew packed up and left for Bear Brook State Park near Manchester NH. They gathered with Corps crews from Hudson Valley and Massachusetts, and hosted by the NH crew, went through an eventful weekend. Friday night after dinner a talent show provided the Adirondack Crew the opportunity to tell the story of the “Steer horns.” A set of steer horns found in the Adirondack Mountains were wagered in a competition called the “All Corps Challenge,” and lost to the NH crew. Through a musical arrangement of a Johnny Cash song, the story was told. STEER HORNS IN THE SKY.
Saturday all the members put in a day of service in the 4H Community garden at the Massabesic Audubon Center, in Auburn NH. Shade structures were built, lasagna style mulch beds were layered and planted, picnic tables were painted, along with other basic maintenance, compost piles were turned, and a thorough weeding was given all around.
On Sunday, before returning to their mountains and lakes, the Adirondack crew stepped up to the All-corps challenge. They tied for the right to the horns with the Mass. Crew. If not for Rock-Paper-Scissors trickery, the horns would have returned home. YIPPEE AYE EH AH. YIPPEE AYE OH.