Geocachers dial in to the Christmas spirit with flash mob and toy drive

Flash mob produces mountain of presents

  • Wed Dec 10th, 2014 4:00pm
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Record Staff

 

Some area geocachers stockpiled a truckload of good karma on Saturday.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, a local group of geocachers held a “flash mob” at Simms Millennium Park.

Forty-two cachers converged at the pavilion and dropped off new toys for Santa’s Workshop.

“This is the second of what is hoped to become an annual event,” said Mike LeBlanc. “The amount of people [participating] were close to the same however their generosity was  almost double. It seems as if the hobby of geocaching is done by those with disposable income and after the turnout from last year people reached deeper into their pockets to support the cause.”

LeBlanc also pointed out word of the event is getting out.

“Last year was more local, however this year through the geocaching website and word of mouth we had cachers from all over the Island.”

The gifts were dropped off to Santa’s Workshop on Monday afternoon, where they will be categorized and made available to less fortunate families.