West Virginia Cave Conservancy
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Quality Inn Motel (Formerly the Brier Inn), Lewisburg, West Virginia
Happy Hour (cash bar) starts at 5:00 PM. Dinner is at 7:00 PM
Dr. Dan Doctor, a Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia, will do a presentation titled “How old is the Appalachian karst?” “How old is the cave?” is a question one often hears while underground. The answer is usually not simple, nor easily determined. While an upper bound is determined by the age of the bedrock and a lower bound by the age of the oldest deposits within the cave, the actual age of a cave is somewhere in between, and is determined by the processes that control the overall evolution of the karst landscape that hosts the cave. In the Appalachians, these processes span tens of millions of years. This presentation will provide an overview of currently available geological and paleontological evidence for the age of the Appalachian landscape, supplemented by some arm-waving about how it got that way.
Silent Auction: There will be the traditional Silent Auction at the banquet. Donations are welcome, or bring money to bid on the many treasures.
Menu: Chicken Breast Marsala, Prime Rib at a carving station, and Vegetable Lasagna. Vegetables will be Roasted Red Potatoes, Vegetable Medley and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Choice of two salads, Garden and Pasta. For dessert: Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse. Beverages will be coffee, ice tea, water.
Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 169 (US 219 and Lewisburg). Head south toward Lewisburg and turn left at the first traffic light at Shoney’s. The Quality Inn is on the right after one block.
Yes, I will attend the West Virginia Cave Conservancy’s Annual Banquet:
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• Reservations must be received by Monday, November 4.
Reservations are required so we know how much food to order. There will be no ‘at the door’ meal tickets available.
• Tickets may be purchased using a credit card or PayPal account as well as by sending a check.
To use a credit card or PayPal go to www.WVCC.net/purchase-options.
Make checks payable to WVCC and mail to: WVCC Banquet, c/o Bob Hoke, 6304 Kaybro St., Laurel, MD 20707.
• There will be a cash bar from 5-7 PM. After the bar closes guests may (discreetly) bring adult beverages to consume