Thanks for Gem-O-Rama success

To the Editor

On behalf of the Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society, we want to thank all those who made the 72nd Gem-O-Rama a success.

Thanks to Searles Valley Minerals and to those who helped with preparations and to the many volunteers, organizations and members of the SLGMS and to the Trona community who made our out-of-town visitors have a wonderful experience collecting the saline minerals on Searles Lake.

Thank you, Searles Valley Minerals for tours of facilities, heavy equipment operators, lake development technicians, village services and tour guides; Trona Joint Unified School for buses and drivers; San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept.; Citizens on Patrol; Searles Valley Firefighters Assoc.; Valley Wells for camping; field trip parking attendants for sign-up tables; Kathe Barry at the registration desk; General Store, Charlene Sims; free information table, Tony and Erma Amador; hobby and lapidary exhibitors; Trona School art work, Linda Funke, Sheila Haughton and Sherry Unruh; Grub Portal and games; 21 gem dealers; Searles Lake Gem and Mineral members; the Trona community; Jeff McCurdy for lunches Saturday and Sunday; Trona Presbyterian Church and Dennis Benadom for dinners Friday and Saturday; Trona Community Church and Gini Schwartz for the pancake breakfast; the Daily Independent and the News Review.

Bonnie Fairchild

Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society

Story First Published: 2013-10-30