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Luau @ Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


…with the Dillos and Rebels

Saturday, June 8
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wheeler Branch Reservoir
Glen Rose, Texas

The partying pineapples are back! They’re having FUN at a Luau – which is exactly what you’ll be doing when you join us June 8 for fun and games, laughter, sunshine, camaraderie, prizes and FOOD!

Diving you ask? Of course you can dive, but it’s not required.

This annual funfest – a combo Scubadillo and Diving Rebels event – is a day to get out of the house, enjoy some games in the water and on land, eat, party and hang with your favorite fun divers. You don’t want to miss it! It’s also our annual fundraiser. Members and non-members will need a ticket.

Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park in Glen Rose. This scenic lake park is the ideal venue for swimming, diving, dry land games and water games (for prizes!). We will have a raffle, a silent auction — and of course, our Luau feast, featuring pulled pork, grilled by our master chef, Larry Kouba. We’ll be at the pavilion. Look for the Scubadillos bright yellow banners.Get your tickets  
This is our fundraiser, so everyone pays the same, member or not. Buy your tickets here online by end of day Wednesday, June 6$10.30 each. You may pay $10 in cash or credit at our June 6 meeting. Tickets go up to $15 starting June 7 and can be purchased at the event.

No Scubadillo membership is required. In fact, we want to see you, your pals, family members … bring the whole gang! There’s plenty to do, including swimming and hiking. Don’t delay in getting your ticket(s). This helps us be prepared for enough food and picnic supplies. 

Park fee
Park entrance fee is $10 per person. Cash only. (This is separate from the Luau ticket.) Overnight camping is not allowed. Pets are allowed in the park, but must be on a short leash (6 ft. or less) and you have to pick up any deposits. You’ll find nice, clean bathrooms on site.

What to bring

  • Side dish to share
  • Folding chairs
  • Sunshades, sunblock, hats, etc.
  • Beverage of choice (be discreet if you have adult beverages)
  • Swimsuits, towels and dive gear (for optional lake dive)
  • Afternoon munchies to tide you over (Luau feast starts at 1 p.m.)
  • Cash for raffle and silent auction ($1, $5, $10, $20 bills)
The lake has a dive platform, a sunken bus and helicopter, and lots of fish! Might be chilly; 5 mil suit recommended. Be sure to arrive early (approx 11 a.m.) if you intend to dive. Expect low 70s 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! Diving begins in the morning or when you arrive.
Bring plenty of cash for the raffle to win great prizes.Silent auction
Get some dive gear at a super great price! Buy a gift basket full of fun items. Spend some money to help support the club.

Chow down!
The Luau Feast begins at 1 p.m.-ish. We’ll have pulled pork. Bring a side dish to share. To avoid eight tubs of potato salad, please let us know what you’re bringing. Sign up here. This also helps us know how many folks are coming so we can have enough meat.Visible alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the park (like most park rules), so remember to bring appropriate beverage containers for your favorite drink.

Let the games begin!
We’ll start the games around 3:30. Horseshoes, batting, water balloon toss and water cup toss, along with water cannons and water bucket competitions for two-person teams. Prizes will be awarded! Bring your Frisbees, if you like. This is a family-friendly event. Kids are welcome to participate.

It’s a Luau. Feel free to dress up in your favorite tropical attire!
Getting there
Glen Rose is about 77 miles from DFW Airport, off Hwy 67 south of the Fort Worth area and slightly southwest of Waxahachie. You could do an easy day trip from Dallas. If you make a weekend of it, you could visit the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park or explore 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 at the pavilion.


June 8
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park
2099 County Road 301
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
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