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    Is there any interest in getting a group together in Port Huron for this. This area has had little to no OC activities and will go along way in spreading knowledge of OC. Also the outlying areas are very pro 2A and we could benefit by gaining more members.

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    Agreed 100% sprinklerguy, there needs to be more activity in St. Clair County.

    Unfortunately, March is going to be very hectic for me so I wouldn't be able to make the date. I do hope you can make it happen though!
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    March 13, 2010

    meeting at

    11:00am

    THS Sporting Center
    1504 Military Street
    Port Huron, MI 48060
    http://www.thehockshop.net/
    please park in back to keep prime parking available for business.

    Walk to downtown to observe parade. Parade begins at noon.

    Lunch afterwards at

    Ted's Coney Island
    618 24th Street
    Port Huron, MI 48060

    They serve alcohol, but have agreed to grant permission to anyone with us who does not have a CPL

    THS Sporting Center has been contacted and is very supportive of OC. Let's make sure we have a huge turn out as St. Clair County has been left in the dark about OC.

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    I work 3 out of 4 Saturday's so they are always tough for me. Unfortunately, I have to work that one.

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    I'd like to attend this one since I grew up in Port Huron but I'm out of vacation time until April so I can't be there.

    Have fun and spread the word.

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    Drove to Pt. Huron today. The guys at THS Sporting Goods were excellent. They have MOC brochures now and are looking forward to us coming. They are also working on having a new sign made to welcome all legal carry of firearms.

    Also spoke with Paul at Ted's Coney Island and had lunch there. They are more than welcome and several patrons at the restaurant over heard our conversation and plan on being there to support us.

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    Great Job!!!!!

    Thanks for all your hard work sprinklerguy!

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    Local radio station to advertise our gathering for a week before the parade. :celebrate:celebrate

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    bump

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    I will try and make it to the event. If the weather is nice maybe I'll ride my motorcycle
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (who will watch the watchmen?)

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    Event has been mentioned on the radio, and all media has been informed. Let's get a big turnout together and keep the positive press going about OC.

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    If you think you are coming please post so we can get an accurate idea of how many people are coming.

    I'll be there +3 maybe +4

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    TTT

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    I'm gonna try to make it.

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    This is today!!!! It is a huge event for St. Clair County. Newspapers as far as Battle Creek cover the parade. I hope to see a good group out today. Rain or shine I'll be there.

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    wish it wasn't so cold and rainy
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    So how did it go??

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    It was cold and rainy. Two others wanting info showed up to support us. THS was excited for us to be coming, yet I was the only one from MOC. Very disappointed to work hard getting local business excited about us being there and nobody coming out to support them. The gun store even agreed to change their signs to welcome those who OC. My son and I stood out under an umbrella to watch the parade. The Mrs. and daughter watched from the van when we were allowed to park right along the parade route. She did buy her first pistol. A raspberry colored Ruger LCP at a great deal from THS Sporting Goods. :celebrate

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    Don't let the turnout disappoint you, I'm sure it was due to weather. I can usually make events in this area pretty easily, so don't hesitate in the future.

    I know you are looking at getting a July 4th parade, if that doesn't fall on the actual 4th, St. Clair usually has a half way decent fireworks show on the 4th. The twon is usually pretty busy all day as well so we could get some good exposure. The worlds longest freshwaterboardwalk (at least it was 15 years ago?!?!) is also a public park.
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    JeffSayers wrote:
    Don't let the turnout disappoint you, I'm sure it was due to weather. I can usually make events in this area pretty easily, so don't hesitate in the future.

    I know you are looking at getting a July 4th parade, if that doesn't fall on the actual 4th, St. Clair usually has a half way decent fireworks show on the 4th. The twon is usually pretty busy all day as well so we could get some good exposure. The worlds longest freshwater¬*boardwalk (at least it was 15 years ago?!?!) is also a public park.
    I agree with Jeff. Even though it happened to be on a bad day and I couldn't make it. Normally I would have been able to make it myself. It would have been a vary hard sell to get my family to stand out in the cold rain for many hours on a saturday.

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    Yeah the weather was a bummer... I am sure we would have had similar results in Kzoo had we been at the parade instead of the IHOP.
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    JeffSayers wrote:
    Don't let the turnout disappoint you, I'm sure it was due to weather. I can usually make events in this area pretty easily, so don't hesitate in the future.

    I know you are looking at getting a July 4th parade, if that doesn't fall on the actual 4th, St. Clair usually has a half way decent fireworks show on the 4th. The twon is usually pretty busy all day as well so we could get some good exposure. The worlds longest freshwater¬*boardwalk (at least it was 15 years ago?!?!) is also a public park.
    So 2A rights only apply in ideal weather conditions when its easy to do. It wasn't raining inside the gun store or in the restaurant. Both businesses changed their beliefs to support us. We have had good press and nobody shows up. I am disappointed. What are we just a dinner group?

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    Well I do know that not every event is going to be a home run even though we would like them to be. To think otherwise you will be continually disappointed. These parades for me specifically were on horrible days which I had preexisting plans that I could not change. I know I wasn't the only one who would have gone but for scheduling conflicts. It's always more up in the air when events are planned posted on a open forum and mainly word of mouth. Also if you look at the thread nobody posted they were for sure going. I'd say that it's a good sign that turnout was going to be extremely limited to none.

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    Yep this was like last year when I did the first OC seminar. I had 7 show up and 4 of those were folks that currently OC. however I don't count it as a failure BC it proved that seminars work. The people that did show up really liked it and it gave me a chance to see that if better advertised it could really work.
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