WESTERN — Thirty members of the EARTH Metal Detecting Club of Central New York gathered for the club’s annual club hunt and picnic on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Delta Lake State Park, off of Route 46 in Westernville. Among the day’s highlights were five featured seeded hunts on the beach where hundreds of dollars’ worth of silver coins were buried along with valuable tokens which could be redeemed for prizes.
“The hunts popular and highly entertaining finale was a crazy 15-minute timed event where 500 colored pennies were buried within a small area of the beach,” according to the announcement by club officials. “Club member Peter Sorrell had the most speed and skill found 40 of the 500 buried cents and took home the grand prize of a top-of-the-line metal detector.”
The EARTH club was founded in 1990 and has about 50 members. It is one of only a very few such clubs in New York state. Members and guests meet the last Monday of the month, except for December and January, at the Dunham Public Library on Main Street in Whitesboro.
Additional information about metal detecting in Central New York or to join the club, can be found on the club’s website, earthclubmetaldetecting.com.