Class on a stellar September Saturday

Yesterday we held our first class in Andover, KS. We started at 9:00 and we had 9 people in attendance. The surprising thing about this class was that we had 3 elementary aged young ladies in attendance. I think that is great. It’s always fun to see younger kids getting involved.

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The classroom portion of the class went as normal and I have to say that even I enjoy listening to our members talk about detecting. When you have experienced md’ers who open up and start talking about their stories, research, and how to hunt it’s fun.

Earlier in the week I had decided to make the outside portion of the class a little different. Since the site of the class was newer and I knew there wouldn’t be much for our students to find I had some fun. I planted about 40 coins that were a mix of clad, wheats, and a 41 liberty head dime. The idea was whoever found the soft silver beauty would get a copy of Mr. Stouts book.
We finished up indoors and I was amazed when we went outside. I saw one gentleman swinging a Whites DFX, a couple swinging some older analog machines, and a young girl with what I believe was a Bounty Hunter Jr. It was very nice to spend an hour with these folks and answer their questions about their machines. They started plucking coins and trash out of the ground and for awhile I saw genuine excitement. This was proven when a young lady about 5 1/2 years old came running across the field telling everyone that she had found a penny! Good times…
Awhile later another young lady and her dad found the lovely lady merc!

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All in all it was a great time and I want to say Thanks to the City of Andover, James Townley, and Vince Shire for making this happen.

Thanks for reading and happy hunting!

Steveouke *\_

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