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The Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron has a number of events each year that are held on the reservoirs of the Salt a Verde Rivers. To see the photos and descriptions of these events click on the links below:
Apache Lake (Salt River) Canyon Lake (Salt River) Bartlett Lake (Verde River)
November 17, 2012
Don’t Miss the
10th Annual Turkey Fry
By P/D/C Bill Johnson, SN
WHO: All members of our Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron boating family.
WHAT: The Annual Turkey Fry Potluck!
WHEN: 17 November 1100 Dinner will be 1300 (1pm—if the turkeys cooperate).
WHERE: We will return to the Marina Private Group Area located just South of the South Launch Ramp at Bartlett lake. This is a large private area with plenty of parking. Signs will be posted.
COST: $5.00 per adult, under 18 free. Entrance and parking free. Bring your family, a Thanksgiving dish to share, a chair and eating utensils, and a thankful heart. There will be ample time for visiting with others, playing games, hiking, boating, or anything else you want
Special Feature again this year is that you can join us camping for the entire weekend. The area has been reserved Friday through Sunday. The fee for camping has been paid and will be divided by all who stay. Probably less than $20.00. Contact Bill Johnson. Plans are to deep fry three turkeys again this year. Other dishes needed are mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, rolls, gravy, stuffing, desserts, very large paper plates, plastic silverware, butter, ice, or anything else you would find at a Thanksgiving dinner table. This event has historically been very well attended.
So that we have ample food and a good variety, please RSVP to Bill or Connie Johnson with your number of people attending as well as what food dish you intend to bring. In past years we consumed three twenty-pound turkeys, had no leftovers or hungry people! We hope to see you there and look forward to another great day with our boating family.
Special Note: According to the Marina, this is a private area and a Tonto Pass is not needed only if you are staying in our area. If you plan on boating or staying outside the reserved area, you will need to purchase a Tonto National Forest Day Pass for entry into the park. They are not available in the park—you must purchase one before you get there. If you have trouble finding a pass, please contact Bill Johnson BILLJ6@GMAIL.COM, Cell: 623-525-6318 or Connie Johnson CONNIEJ7US@YAHOO.COM WK: 623-847-1747
November 19, 2011
By P/D/C Bill Johnson, SN
Photos by Rose Werner
October 24, 2011 Lake Level = 1756.49 feet above sea level
41.51 feet below capacity
Marina Launch ramp water depth = 11 feet
If you have been waiting for the 9th Annual Turkey Fry, you missed it. This year rivaled any of the past Turkey Frys for location, attendance, menu, and weather.
The location was new. South Bay Group Area at Bartlett Lake. This is a rustic area with trees, decomposed granite landscape all the way from the road to the lake. Several acres of reserved space for just the Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron, thanks to the Bartlett Lake Marinas generous discount of the normal rental fees. Our name is known within the boating community.
Attendance was great. We had over 60 people bringing wonderful food, great attitudes, and a willingness to enjoy themselves at one of the best events of the year.
The three cooks who have practiced the frying turkeys for at least three years are pictured below. They are all past squadron commanders and are Ron Werner, Doug Frazier and Bill Johnson.
They helped make the menu had to be the main event. We had 60+ pounds of three types of deep fried turkey, steak, deviled eggs, salads, potatoes of many varieties, vegetables, fruits and of course, cranberries, sweet potatoes and PIES. No one left hungry, but several were seen looking for the couch.
Chris Lockyer-Bratton & Bill Johnson talk turkey while John Lusson & Doug Frazier setup another roaster
Awaiting their fateThese three birds gave their all for those attending the 9th annual turkey fry
The three cooks,
Ron Werner, Doug Frazier, Bill Johnson
Inspection or training session?Bill Johnson carves one of the three turkeys at the annual Turkey Fry while Joel Lieberman watches
Shielded from the SunWillie Burgeson inspects one of the three turkeys provided to nearly 60 guests at the annual turkey fry.
Connie and JanetThey pause for a few minutes to note the camera recording the events of the turkey fry.
Enjoying Bartlett LakeMarilyn Prigge, John Lusson and Lori Greenstein pose for the camera.
A toast for the cooksRaoul Jacques offers a toast of thanks to the three cooks at the annual Turkey Fry. The location, the Bartlett Lake Marina campgrounds, was very popular.
Looking over the receiptsDavid Allocco and Jackie Wanta look over the very low Turkey Fry Expenses.
The smiles say it allPat Yount and Grace Schoonover apparently approve of the turkey fry and the new location. Note the shade provided by the abundant number of trees at the campgrounds.
Weather: When the forecast for the weekend was for more rain, the planners were scrambling for other options and ideas. We should have known that Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron events are NEVER affected negatively by weather thanks to our expert instructors teaching that Arizona doesnt have weather. just lots of sun shine. The temperature was in the lower 70s with sunshine and a slight breeze that has made Arizona winter worth the summer wait.
Plan on attending next year. Reserve November 17th, 2012 for the Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron 10th Annual Turkey Fry.
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