Bloomington, IN Lake Monroe Messabout Sep 21, 22, 23
- The 16th Annual
Lake Monroe Messabout
September 21, 22, 23, 2007
Get in one last fling before winter. The Lake Monroe Messabout brings
together enthusiasts who love to build, use, and discuss small boats
(sail, paddle, oar). Bring a boat, if you can. Otherwise, bring boat
plans, pictures, tales, and your interest in small boats. Note:
Armchair sailors are welcome. Those without boats are encouraged to
attend. There are enough boats so that everyone can get on the water.
The Messabout will be held on the shores of Indiana's beautiful Lake
Monroe (10,000+ acres) at the Paynetown State Recreation Area, which
has boat ramps, a beach, and a campground. The campground has sites
for tents and RVs. No sites will be reserved; we will congregate in
the tent area (sites 1-10, 28-32) near the store that you come to
before you get to the campground control station. There is a home I.U.
football game that weekend (start time not listed), so try to avoid SR
46 Bypass. Here are some motel suggestions: Best Western, 4501 E. 3rd
St., 812-332-2141; Century Suites Hotel, 300 St. Rd. 446,
812-336-7777; Travel Lodge, 2615 E. 3rd St., 812-339-6191 (or consider
staying in Indianapolis or Columbus).
There is no schedule for the weekend. Typically, people arrive on
Friday afternoon and evening or Saturday morning. We will have a
pitch-in supper Saturday night. If your last name begins with A-L,
please contribute a salad, pasta, or hot dish; if M-Z, please
contribute a vegetable, fruit, or dessert. Bring your own service,
drink, and meat.
Bloomington is 50 miles south of Indianapolis on SR 37. If coming
from Indy, take the SR 46 Bypass around the northeast side of
Bloomington, then east on SR 46 (E. Third St.) to SR 446 south. Go
south on 446 to Paynetown State Recreational Area.
Bob Bringle, 141 E. 44th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205 (W) 317-274-6753
(H) 317-283-8321 Email: rbringle@...