Joe and I have already been looking back on all the fun we had during Canopener 2016, beginning with the pre pre-party on New Year's Eve and ending with the open air pajama party this morning!!
Canopener is such a special rally and what really makes it so special is ALL
the fabulous folks who attend
who come out and play, participate, meet new friends and socialize regardless of what the weather reports say
who give so freely of their time and talents
and who donate so willingly and happily to help this amazing Topsail Hill Preserve State Park we all love
(to the tune of over $1,000 this year, way to go all you Canopenians ).
With over 130 Airstreams at Canopener this year, this is a big ol' honkin' rally (which begs the word "Duh"!). And it's thanks to a Total Team
effort that makes it all come together so wonderfully! So here's a shout out to Team Canopener:
Florida 55 (Chuck) not only the Keeper of the Maps, but also the man behind the camera and the video productions.
Diverjean(Jean) for stepping up to the plate and getting name tags done.
Luckyducks (Russ) for getting all the maps, agenda and open house signs for the welcome bags; for being Jose's right hand man
and for your invaluable advice.
TVKetchum (Tom & Vicki) for putting together an awesome New Year's Eve party and for hosting a new favorite Sunday morning pajama party.
JudyJudy and boogieshoes (Judy & Michael) for taking on the ginormous and delicious Chili Feed.
Every Person who helped with the Chili Feed by bringing food, utensils, set up or cleaned up.
HowieE (Howie) for making sure all the little details at each event are covered and taken care of.
Rumrunner (Jose) for being a great DOC (Director Of Cornhole) again this year.
For all the cornhole participants, scorers, spectators and hecklers - without you there'd be no tourney.
FrankMcfee (Reba & Frank) for coming up with the fantastic idea of playing Bunko on Friday Fun Day.
AlandMissy (Al & Missy) for offering to make some delicious crawfish etouffe and giving us a reason to have a Saturday night happy hour event (ok, like any Canopenian really needs a reason to have a happy hour
The not ready for prime time "Aluminotes" for putting together one heckuva jam session
To all you campfire and happy hour hosts for giving everyone even more opportunities for fun and fellowship.
And a very very special thank you to our most fabulous Canopener friends,Rick Foley and Ron Lester from Foley RV Center,
who always come through with some awesome gifts (aprons and goodie/welcome bags!) and prizes. On behalf of all Canopenians, we thank you for your continued support of the one and only Canopener
It's been a fun, wild and crazy two year run for helping organize the Canopener, and now it's time to pass this opportunity on to someone else
We look forward to seeing y'all somewhere down the road. Until then, traveling mercies to all,
Annette & Joe