LUAU with the Dillos and Rebels at Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park
May 22 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The partying pineapples are back! They’re having FUN at a Luau – which is exactly what you’ll be doing when you join us May 22 for fun and games, laughter, sunshine, camaraderie, a silent auction, 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.
Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park in Glen Rose. This scenic lake park is the ideal venue for swimming, diving, dry land games and cooling water games (for prizes!), a raffle — and of course our Luau feast. We’ll be at the pavilion. Look for the Scubadillos bright yellow banners.
Buy your online tickets by Thursday, May 20: $10.30 each at https://scubadillos.givingfuel.com/luau or you can pay $10pp, cash or check, at our meeting on May 7th. We need to have a good headcount in advance so we’ll have enough food and picnic supplies. If you pay “at the door” on the day of the event, it’s $15 per person.
No Dillo membership 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. It’s super easy to buy your tickets and register now.
Park entrance fee is $10 per adult; $5 for kids under 13. 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
Beverage of choice (be discreet if you have adult bevs)
Side dish to share during Luau (optional)
Swimsuits and dive gear, towels (optional)
Afternoon munchies to tide you over, if needed (Luau feast starts at 1 p.m.)
Cash or CC for raffle
Cash or CC for silent auction
All times are “island time”
Diving (11 p.m.)
Come early. The lake has a dive platform, a sunken bus and helicopter, and lots of fish! Might be chilly; 3-5 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. Thermocline is around 20′. Bring proper hoods, gloves and lights. But the water gets clearer! Diving begins in the morning or when you arrive.
CHOW DOWN! ( 1 p.m.)
The Luau Feast is a big part of the day. Dillos will provide the main course, water and all the fixins’. We ask y’all to bring a side dish to share, if you wish. IMPORTANT: Visible alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the park (like most park rules), so remember to bring appropriate beverage containers for your favorite drink
Raffles (2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
Bring plenty of cash for the raffle to win great prizes.
Silent Auction (runs all day; final bids approx 5 p.m.)
Dive and non- dive-related goodies will be featured. These are items donated to the Dillos over the past year. If you have something to donate (proceed will go to the club of your choosing) for the auction, please feel free to bring it early so we can get it displayed on the table ready for bidding (and THANK YOU in advance!) Winners can pay with cash, check or CC. All proceed will go to the club of your choosing.
Let the games begin! (2:30p.m.)
We’ll start the games around 2:30. Horseshoes, batting, water balloon toss and water cup toss, along with water cannons and water bucket competitions are planned. Bring your Frisbees, if you like. This is a family-friendly event. Kids are welcome to participate.
Remember….. it’s a Luau! Feel free to dress up in your favorite tropical attire. And remember, like always, we’ll have a big group-photo at the end of the day.
Questions? Please post your questions to the Scubadillo Dive Club Group in Facebook so others can see the Q & A. Or if needed, feel free to email our Dillo president at [masked].