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Old 08-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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Official Wally's 2013 Photo Thread

A little back-story:
In 2012, we hosted an event; a gathering of Fifth Generation Camaros at Wally's Drive-In, in Buckley, Washington. It started as a spontaneous idea that we posted on Camaro5. With only two weeks lead time, we were surprised to see 25 cars show up on the day of the meet, including older generation Camaros, as well as other kinds of cars. But something unexpected happened: An amazing number of a statistically rare color, Synergy Green, showed up. Eight in all! Seven were present when group pictures were snapped. The photos soon circulated on the web, and were seen and commented on by people all around the world!

The response was so overwhelming, we decided to do it again this year. Only this time, we wanted to do it BIGGER! And this year, we wanted to make it mean something more than just a photo opportunity. So this year we decided to gather Synergy Green Camaros in support of Fisher House.
In case you're not familiar, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members of service men and women to be close to their loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
You can read more about Fisher House here: http://www.fisherhouse.org/about/
We started months in advance this time, and gained help from a few people along the way. The fundraising aspect was something completely new to me, and without the help of others, I would have been completely lost. Soon we were getting offers of help from all over. The Fbodfather himself even put us in touch with GM for assistance with our efforts. All that remained was to wait and see how many showed up.
And show up they did! Our final best count was 67 Camaros (What a good Camaro number that is!). The Synergy Green Camaros alone numbered thirteen! At the end of the day we had raised nearly $1900 for The Fisher House Foundation, well exceeding our goal.
The day showed the Camaro community at it's best, and made me proud of the people I call friends. I wish to thank everybody that came out on Saturday. People came from as far away as Canada and Oregon. I'd like to thank all those that volunteered; it wouldn't have been possible without you. Thank's to Wally's and the Buckley Log Show for giving us a place to do this. And to all the people and companies that donated- THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

And if you couldn't make it and would still like to donate, you still can do so here:

http://www.teamfisherhouse.org/goto/SynergySquadron.

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I want to thank everybody that came out today and made this event a success.
As of right now, the total raised for Fisher House is $1884.90. Well above our goal of $1500! Not to mention we had a terrific turnout. The official count was 67. That's a great Camaro number!
And as for the Synergy Squadron:



As promised, we gained a few:




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THIRTEEN!

Yes, that's right, 13 SGM Camaros!


Before getting on to a sampling of pictures I took today, I just wanted to send a special thank-you out to the people who worked so hard to make this event come off without a hitch. I also want to thank all those who donated items, cash, or bought raffle tickets.
And a couple more thank-yous for the staff of Wally's, for working extra hard to keep us fed, and the Buckley Log Show Committee for allowing us the use of the Log Show Grounds.

Thank You All!


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There's a touching story that goes with these pictures that I will save for another day. Let's just say this was one of the most important parts of the day for me.

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Old 08-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Dang! I totally missed this. I went but you all were gone by the time I was free
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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Thank you Gary for putting this on and all those that helped you in this effort. It was very nice of you to think of the Veterans and have donations. Then to go to local and non-local Chevrolet Dealerships to help out on the raffle!!!! I had a great time thank you and all those that took the time to help!!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:09 AM   #4
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For some reason I always like more color... haha... I guess the days of old techna color...
Anyway I took your first picture and add more...
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:29 AM   #5
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Some more pics from the Wally's

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Old 08-11-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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What a FUN day! Thank you Gary and Maggie for all of your hard work putting it together!
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:16 PM   #9
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Just got in the door from Wally's meet. Had a great time. Big thanks to Envy and Dragonlady for all your hard work and hospitality. Work on getting pic's and video's up a bit later.

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Old 08-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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Congratulations! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!
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Here is a little video I put together. Enjoy!



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Old 08-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #12
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WoW... way to go. Nice donation too!!!
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #13
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I wish I could have made it, looks like it was fun.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:34 PM   #14
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Here is a little video I put together. Enjoy!



Thanks Merc. I never got a chance to visit/see/thank everyone for coming in person. Thanks again everyone for making this a stellar event!
A brief note of donors:
Chevrolet (GM)
AAC/Oracle
Firestone
Griots
XXX Rootbeer
Rosewood Photography
Sunset Chevrolet
Grey Chevrolet
Haselwood Chevrolet
Party Light
Pampered Chef
Misty
Sutton Family(would have been lost with out you!)
Jagnow Family(Thanks for all your leg work and starting the ball rolling)
Mya May(for so much more than just your generosity!)
Mike and SisterSue(for your constant support and stalking!)
Ladybugsmom(for those last minute pick ups!)
Cintax(for being our official counter)
AutoZone
Wally's(for giving us space and feeding us some awesome food!)
Buckley Log Show Committee (for a place for us to put all the Camaros)
And to all those private donations that helped us reach past our goal.Each and every one of you made this event a success and we are soooo thankful.
And Caddyrodger thank you for the hug!
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Thanks Merc. I never got a chance to visit/see/thank everyone for coming in person. Thanks again everyone for making this a stellar event!
A brief note of donors:
Chevrolet (GM)
AAC/Oracle
Firestone
Griots
XXX Rootbeer
Rosewood Photography
Sunset Chevrolet
Grey Chevrolet
Haselwood Chevrolet
Party Light
Pampered Chef
Misty
Sutton Family(would have been lost with out you!)
Jagnow Family(Thanks for all your leg work and starting the ball rolling)
Mya May(for so much more than just your generosity!)
Mike and SisterSue(for your constant support and stalking!)
Ladybugsmom(for those last minute pick ups!)
Cintax(for being our official counter)
AutoZone
Wally's(for giving us space and feeding us some awesome food!)
Buckley Log Show Committee (for a place for us to put all the Camaros)
And to all those private donations that helped us reach past our goal.Each and every one of you made this event a success and we are soooo thankful.
And Caddyroger thank you for the hug!
You are welcome. That made my day.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #16
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Nice Video

My "Hawk Mobile" is just barely visible at 3:48. I think the Hennessy overshadowed it.

Thanks for posting this!

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Old 08-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #17
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Here is a little video I put together. Enjoy!

Thanks for the video Brian! And I wanted to thank you and your daughter for making the trip down from Canada. Sorry about the traffic. Now you know why I stay the heck away from Seattle.

While I'm at it, I want to thank Chris and his wife Trina (Jayhawk500) for making the journey up from Oregon, as well as all the others who made the long trip to get here.

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WoW... way to go. Nice donation too!!!
Thanks Mike!

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I wish I could have made it, looks like it was fun.
That's okay. It's Summer, and there's always a lot going on. Not to mention a long road trip for some. But hey; there's always next year! Stay tuned...

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You are welcome. That made my day.
That just made my day! (And Maggie's too!)
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Thanks to every one involved with setting up this meet. I had a good time that I was there.
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My "Hawk Mobile" is just barely visible at 3:48. I think the Hennessy overshadowed it.

Thanks for posting this!
Sorry If I missed someone I did my best to get most people in.

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

I just want to thank Maggie and Gary for putting this on.
I did a couple of Meet and Greets a couple of years ago and it was hard work for what it was. Maggie and Gary worked tirelessly to put this on. Thanks to Wally's Drive-in for the good food. I enjoyed the drive up and home except for the traffic. YES, it's worse than Portland! OMG!

Thanks to everyone that helped with getting the donations for the prizes.
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners.

Being a former military member, I'm always happy to see our wounded soldiers and vets being cared for. This donation to the Fisher House will help alot.

Thank You All!

I wanted to come around and say "hi" to everyone I had met at the XXX, but didn't get a chance.

Thanks Again,

Chris and Trina
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Great photos everyone! So great to hook up with old & new friends.

This event was Amazing, just absolutely amazing! 67 camaros! 13 Synergy Green camaros! I still am in awe.

Not only did camaro owners come together to enjoy the company of others, they came to open their hearts (and wallets) to help support The Fisher House Foundation, an organization that provides homes that enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time - during the hospitalization for a combat injury, illness or disease.

Special kudos goes to Gary & Maggie for putting this together. Without them this would never had happened. You guys are the best!
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:11 AM   #23
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Some of my pics.




And my kid's choice for Best In Show.


As a former Soldier I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting a truly worthy cause. This kind of support means more to the military famly members than they could ever put into words.
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Awesome pictures, looked like a great show
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