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“LUAU WITH THE REBELS” at Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park
June 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come on out to the Scubadillo Dive Club’s annual Luau Festival and the Rebels Dive Club and our “Spring Olympics” competition fund raiser. This year we will be at the new, nearby dive destination in Glen Rose called Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park. This scenic lake park is a great place for diving, our fun land games for prizes, Auction, Raffle and our Luau feast. We will be selling tickets to this event at the Dillo meeting and the Rebels meeting for $10 ea. Contact Steve Ogden or Bill Davidson thru meetup if you cannot make the meetings and need tickets. You can also purchase tickets at the event for $15 ea.
The lake is a good diving lake. It features a dive platform, sunken bus, and a lot of fish. 3-5 mil suit recommended. Be sure and get there early if you intend to dive.
Glen Rose is located on Hwy. 67 south of the Ft. Worth area and slightly southwest of Waxahachie approximately 77 miles from D/FW Airport. You could do an easy day-trip from Dallas or make a weekend of it and also visit the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park or go over to the 1,700-acre Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. From the Dallas area, take I-35 past the Dallas Zoo and take the right-hand split on Hwy. 67 to Duncanville, Cedar Hill, Midlothian, Alvarado and Cleburne. In Glen Rose, take Bo Gibbs Blvd. (CR 301) near the Expo Center/La Quinta intersection and go a half-mile west to see the park entrance where you will veer left at the “Y” intersection onto CR 326. Look for the Scubadillo signs and banners (diving beginning in the morning when you get there) in the park. We will have the Pavilion reserved so bring your own chairs, refreshments, dive gear, lunch and friendly charm. The park does have nice restrooms. The day-use park entrance fee is $8 per person with children under 13 is $4 (no overnight camping in park).
Expect low 70’s on the surface at this time of year and colder past the various thermoclines as the lake can get past 60 feet for true deep dives. Bring proper hoods, gloves and lights if you go this deep as it is a night dive at this depth – but the water gets clearer! Come morning for diving.
Spring Olympic Games
Starting around 1:30 p.m. we will start our fun land games where two-person teams earn points from a series of game competitions (horse shoes, golf putting, Frisbee toss, etc.) in order to earn prizes. This is a family-friendly event where kids are welcomed to participate. Pets are allowed in the park, but must be on a short (6 ft. or less) leash and you have to pick up any deposits.
Bring money and items for the silent auction. All proceed will go to the club of your choosing. You can get great deals at this event.
We will also conduct a raffle for some more cool prizes.
The Scubadillos will begin their Luau Feast (see menu below) at 4 p.m. Bring a side dish to share, if you wish. Visible alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the park (like most park rules), so do bring appropriate beverage containers for your favorite dinner drink. We will have Luau decorations around our site, so dress up in your favorite tropical attire! We will send out a notice closer to the event to get a headcount for the dinner.
You may want to bring a light lunch if you plan on diving in the morning to tied you over for a 4:00 Luau Feast.