Pomona Lake campers named as first members of the 50 on 50 club

Jayson Sunderland, interim Pomona State Park manager, left, David Green, Pomona Lake operations manager, right, and Will Bolt, Pomona Lake park ranger, present a framed certificate to Doug and Jean Higbie, of Williamsburg, in recognition of the couple camping more than 50 nights at Pomona Lake this year.

The U.S. Corps of Engineers and Pomona State Park have announced the first campers to become part of the “50 on 50” club, as part of the celebration of Pomona Lake’s 50th anniversary.

Doug and Jean Higbie, of Williamsburg, were recently notified they are the first 50 on 50 club members, after having camped for 56 nights already this year at Pomona Lake State Park.

“We congratulate the Higbie family,” said David Green, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations manager for Pomona and Melvern lakes.

The 50 on 50 awards are being given out to campers who camp a minimum of 50 nights during the 50th anniversary year of Pomona Lake. Campers who achieve the award are then entered into a drawing for a chance to win a two-day free cabin rental at Pomona State Park, a free weekend at one of the Corps campgrounds at Pomona Lake, and various other prizes donated from local businesses. Entry forms are available from gate attendants, Pomona State Park office or the Pomona Lake Corps office.

Following the presentation earlier this month, Green said the Higbies were honored to be the first award winners, but said they have been enjoying themselves camping and fishing at Pomona Lake this year.

A variety of events are scheduled at Pomona Lake in celebration of the lake’s 50th anniversary. For more information, see OCN’s Pomona Lake Section.

Photo and information thanks to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pomona Lake.

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