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 Monday - Pre-trial social and Dinner with calcutta.


Story behind the plaster cast (pictured above left).  It is owned by Tim Carrion. As the story goes, Walter Carrion sold some dogs to the Kelsey Wheel Company that would not make it in Field Trials in the mid '60's. The molding is a reproduction of an original wooden carving by the Cree Indians. Only 3 molds were created. This mold was given to Walter Carrion in appreciation for going to the hunting lodge for several weeks to teach the Cree how to handle the chesapeakes.  It is the opinion of the ACC Field Trial Committee that this be offered to the Retriever Hall of Fame and they are working to do that.

The oil painting (pictured above right) is the symbol of the ACC. It was painted in 1954 by a 3-4th cousin of my father. This same picture is the cover of Eloise Heller's 2nd book.  Tim Carrion offered this paint at the ACC Field Trial for sale.  The painting sold for $2000 at silent auction on Wed. night.  Congratulations to the new owner.

IA note from Time Carrion - It is with great pride that I offered these items. My father and 4 other CBR's owners founded the Maryland Retriever Club in 1944. Few people can claim over 60 years of dedication to Field Trials. The founding members of the MD RC were:  Walter Carrion, E.V. Weems, Isabelle Owens and Wilson Davis.


Tuesday - Buffet Dinner at "the Barn", Mr McNeil's gathering place.          


Wednesday - Buffet Dinner at "the Barn", Mr McNeil's gathering place.