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Bikers, Anglers Find Plenty To Do at GUCA’s 2008 Annual Fall Conference

Mon November 03, 2008 - Southeast Edition
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The Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA) held its 2008 Fall Conference and Norm Gillson Memorial Fishing Tournament and Motorcycle Run at the Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Ga., Oct. 3 to 5.

GUCA members and guests enjoyed the quiet Appalachian setting on Lake Chatuge’s natural shoreline underneath the view of the beautiful mountain range.

Many motorcycle enthusiasts participated in the motorcycle run on Oct. 4, lead by Road Captain Bill Consiglio of Archer Western Contractors Ltd. These members enjoyed an adventurous ride through the pristine region of the north Georgia and North Carolina mountains.

The riders rested at Deals Gap for lunch and continued the thrilling ride on the “Tail of the Dragon” route. The youngest rider award went to Lindsay Jones of H & H Insurance Services Inc.; cutest rider award went to Wendy Weaver of Richard Harp Excavation Inc.; and the most extreme rider award went to Michael Jones of H & H Insurance Services.

Also, fierce competition ensued as anglers teamed up for the fishing tournament. The long day came to a close as boats arrived at shore for the weigh-in, which was organized by Bass Master Scott Brumbelow of GUCA. First place was awarded to the team “Buzzed Baits,” James Wood and Bernie McCart, both of Southeastern Clearing Systems, with a total weight of 8.33 lbs. with four fish. James Wood, Southeastern Clearing Systems, took home the Big Bass prize with the largest bass weighing in at 2.91 lbs.

With all the exciting events taking place, there was still time for seminars and presentations. Keith McEntire, STS, presented a lively open discussion regarding locates in Georgia. An awards banquet was held Oct. 4, where members received cash prizes and various door prizes.

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