Relic Hunters strike pay dirt

Metal detectorists found history beneath the sod in Fleischmanns last weekend at the 5th Annual Relic Hunt sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown. They unearthed coins, jewelry, tools, souvenirs, buttons, a police whistle, livestock bells and many other unusual finds, along with a lot of bottle caps, nails and other non-treasures. Members of the Nor-easters Metal Detecting Club are shown here at the Weeping Willows Getaway on Wagner Avenue, Fleischmanns, with club president Jessie Thompson at center. The club made a generous donation to HSM’s Building Fund, while area lodging and dining establishments benefitted from the influx of more than 50 visitors for the weekend.