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17th Annual International Sea-Bean Symposium
and Beachcombers' Festival --- Oct. 12-13, 2012

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Margie Mitchell speaks on "Sea-Beans and Beachcombing" Bill Blazek and his hand-sanded sea-beans Odd Bean Contest - seeds submitted Raffle items and Award certificates Christopher Boykin at the Welcome Table                                                                                   . Sam Burnett (green shirt) selling T-shirts etc. Alan Rammer's display of the ceramic sculpture artwork of Séverine Cadier (in France!):  www.artgraine.net Blair & Dawn Witherington Lisa Hutchinson promoting Cathie Katz's books George Pappas (left) and Alan Rammer (right) Mary Bowman David McRee and his presentation "Beach Survival Guide" David McRee's website:  www.BeachHunter.net Bean-a-Thon judging . Ed Perry (left) introduces Curt Ebbesmeyer (right) and "Plastic, Garbage Patches and Tsunamis" Oceanic gyres and garbage patches Sam Burnett, Mike Burnett, and Marge Bell (left to right) Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer (right) in discussion Mike Burnett . Eleanor Hillman and Paul Mikkelsen . . . John Beerensson in discussion . . . Pat Frasier (background, left) John Brohlman and Paul Mikkelsen Lisa Hutchinson Bill Blazek (center) discussing hand-sanding sea-beans with Ike and Elaine Alvo Curtis Ebbessmeyer (center of attention!) Capacity Crowd! ...at many times, there were many more than this! Kim Mohlenhoff and Alan Rammer Nan Rhodes, www.BeachBeans.com, hiding behind her wares. Blair Witherington and his presentation "Drifters from our Upstream Gulf: Sea-beans, oil and other drifters." Lizzie Borden or Nun Rhodes (aka Nan Rhodes) Some of Nan's creations -  www.BeachBeans.com A sea-bean sanding contest? George Pappas (hidden) and Suzy Pappas with their display. Alice Surrency at the Welcome Table Curtis Ebbesmeyer (background) explains Flotsam and Jetsam Ed perry (foreground) "Dr. Beachcomb" (Deacon Ritterbush) sneaks a snack! "Dr. Beachcomb" (Deacon Ritterbush) preps her talk as our keynote speaker. Ed Perry Kim Mohlenhoff wins award Donna Moore wins Odd Bean contest. Bill Blazek wins award for the "Bluntest Starnut" . Kim Mohlenhoff wins (another!) award Nancy Yates, Ed Perry and his daughter Suzy Pappas - reporting the winner of the "Count the Hamburger Beans" contest Mike Burnett and Mary Bowman Margie Mitchell (left) and Mary Lou Winder (right) Francie Titcomb wins the Texas Grand Slam . Sherry Havard, raffle winner of the glass ball. Mary Bowman, loving the quilt made by Margie Mitchell . Mary Bowman and Ray Dickinson (Library Manager)<br/> "Dr. Beachcomb" (Deacon Ritterbush) delivering the keynote presentation. Attendees of the 2012 Sea-Bean Symposium
  • Margie Mitchell speaks on "Sea-Beans and Beachcombing"
  • Bill Blazek and his hand-sanded sea-beans
  • Odd Bean Contest - seeds submitted
  • Raffle items and Award certificates
  • Christopher Boykin at the Welcome Table
  • .
  • Sam Burnett (green shirt) selling T-shirts etc.
  • Alan Rammer's display of the ceramic sculpture artwork of Séverine Cadier (in France!):  www.artgraine.net
  • Blair & Dawn Witherington
  • Lisa Hutchinson promoting Cathie Katz's books
  • George Pappas (left) and Alan Rammer (right)
  • Mary Bowman
  • David McRee and his presentation "Beach Survival Guide"
  • David McRee's website:  www.BeachHunter.net
  • Bean-a-Thon judging
  • .
  • Ed Perry (left) introduces Curt Ebbesmeyer (right) and "Plastic, Garbage Patches and Tsunamis"
  • Oceanic gyres and garbage patches
  • Sam Burnett, Mike Burnett, and Marge Bell (left to right)
  • Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer (right) in discussion
  • Mike Burnett
  • .
  • Eleanor Hillman and Paul Mikkelsen
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • John Beerensson in discussion
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • Pat Frasier (background, left)
  • John Brohlman and Paul Mikkelsen
  • Lisa Hutchinson
  • Bill Blazek (center) discussing hand-sanding sea-beans with Ike and Elaine Alvo
  • Curtis Ebbessmeyer (center of attention!)
  • Capacity Crowd! ...at many times, there were many more than this!
  • Kim Mohlenhoff and Alan Rammer
  • Nan Rhodes, www.BeachBeans.com, hiding behind her wares.
  • Blair Witherington and his presentation "Drifters from our Upstream Gulf: Sea-beans, oil and other drifters."
  • Lizzie Borden or Nun Rhodes (aka Nan Rhodes)
  • Some of Nan's creations -  www.BeachBeans.com
  • A sea-bean sanding contest?
  • George Pappas (hidden) and Suzy Pappas with their display.
  • Alice Surrency at the Welcome Table
  • Curtis Ebbesmeyer (background) explains Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Ed perry (foreground)
  • "Dr. Beachcomb" (Deacon Ritterbush) sneaks a snack!
  • "Dr. Beachcomb" (Deacon Ritterbush) preps her talk as our keynote speaker.
  • Ed Perry
  • Kim Mohlenhoff wins award
  • Donna Moore wins Odd Bean contest.
  • Bill Blazek wins award for the "Bluntest Starnut"
  • .
  • Kim Mohlenhoff wins (another!) award
  • Nancy Yates, Ed Perry and his daughter
  • Suzy Pappas - reporting the winner of the "Count the Hamburger Beans" contest
  • Mike Burnett and Mary Bowman
  • Margie Mitchell (left) and Mary Lou Winder (right)
  • Francie Titcomb wins the Texas Grand Slam
  • .
  • Sherry Havard, raffle winner of the glass ball.
  • Mary Bowman, loving the quilt made by Margie Mitchell
  • .
  • Mary Bowman and Ray Dickinson (Library Manager)<br/>
  • "Dr. Beachcomb" (Deacon Ritterbush) delivering the keynote presentation.
  • Attendees of the 2012 Sea-Bean Symposium
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