At the Bluffton Lions club meeting, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Dennis Morrison
gave a program about his hobby of Metal Detecting. He started the hobby in
1983 and has detected in the Methodist Church steeple, to the Bluffton Stone
Quarry to the Caribbean. Dennis not only hunts on land, but also in the water.
He does not dive, just walks in the water and metal detects for items. Dennis
is currently the VP of the Eagle Creek Historical Organization , Arlington, Ohio,
President of the black Swamp Metal Detecting Club and a decent at the Allen
County Museum & the Bluffton Lions club. Dennis added, that Civil War relic
hunting is his favorite way of metal detecting. His civil War hunts include the
states of Virginia & Tenn. Dennis said, a lot of Civil War relics are found in Ohio…
during the Civil War 330,000 soldiers came from the Buckeye State.
Thanks Dennis for your excellent presentation about metal detecting.
Dennis demonstrated how a metal detector works… this model can detect to a depth of 11 inches…
he also owns a high end model that can detect to a depth of 24 inches.
a picture of Dennis’s wife’s great, great grandfather with a special token found on the family farm
A few samples of the many items that Dennis has found…some items not in
the display, like gold rings & necklaces are worth thousands of dollars.
The Bluffton Lions honor Lion Bob & Beverly Amstutz by naming the couple the 2013 Bluffton Lions Citizen of the Year. This year’s celebration
was held March 23, 2013 at the Bluffton Town Hall. Beverly & Bob are reflecting from the podium about the celebration following presentation of the special Citizen of the Year plaque they are both holding. A full house of Lions members & friends were present to recognize Bob & Beverly for their years of service to the Bluffton community.