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Indiana Family Star Party

Camp Cullom
Indiana Astronomical Society
Muncie Astronomy Club
Wabash Valley Astronomical Society
Our volunteers are the best!
While our egos might be tempted to say we do it all, we really get a lot of support from the community and the people who show up.  There were also people who gave their time before, during and after the event to make it better for everyone.  Here are a few candid shots of them doing their work...
Cleaning the bathrooms
Before the star party, we gather and give the camp a really good cleaning.

Cleaning the inside of the Nature Center is quite the chore.  That said all of the people involved treat this like a second home and the results are superb. Thank you!
Cleaning the sidewalk.
Cleaning the outside takes a lot of work too.  (Some people thought we'd given the building a paint job and replaced the concrete!
Clearing pathways and branches
Being a camp, almost everything grows and needs attention.  A bit of trimming... A bit of weed control...  A bit of poison ivy control...  Everything under control for the star party!
Registration of participants
During the star party there are many people who make sure the everything runs as smoothly as possible.  They include the people running the registration to the people picking up trash.  They ALL are giving up some of their fun time to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible.

Hoppy on the "Space Shuttle"
"Hoppy" (the camp ranger) is everywhere during the event.  He does everything from helping anywhere that he can to running our 'Space Shuttle'.  His tireless efforts make our saying "Thank You VERY MUCH" seem lame.
Volunteer dinner
The volunteers that put in over 10 hours have a pizza party on Thursday evening.  (Really all of them put in many times 10 hours into the event.)  Time to reflect on the past and plan for the weekend.
These are just a few of the people involved.  Others include board members of Camp Cullom, members of VFW Post 1110 as well as week-end registrants who take some of their time to help us make this a family event.

Thank you all very much for your time, help and great spirit.  You all make a great difference that is noticed and appreciated.