The Hog Roast is approaching - it's time to get in some serious planning. This event is put on by submariners and their friends - for submariners and their friends. There is no charge - we don't charge anything - but we willingly accept donations.
Just so there's no question about the location - use this address in your gps: 120 Sawdust Lane Dorchester, SC 29437. Or, if you prefer, use these coordinates: 33.148023 N & 80.385074 W.
Important dates: The date of the actual hog roast is Saturday 22 April 2017 - but many start as early as Sunday April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday) or anytime during the week. As always, if you have any questions just call us at (843) 709-4867 and a smiling polite Torpedoman will assist you.
Camping: We begin accepting campers on the grounds beginning April 16th. Here is the procedure if you want to camp on the site. You must go through John Kratz to book your spot. He needs to know what type of a camping rig you are bringing and the dimensions.
Call John at (843)697-3692 or e-mail JohnK2561@bellsouth.net
Important - you must book with John because we only have so many spots and we need to manage where campers will located. If you are towing a camper, you must enter on the gas line gate. This will be well marked out on the road where you turn in to Buddha's property.
About 20 yards away there will be a sign marked The After Battery pointing to Buddha's driveway and if you are not towing a camper then enter there.
All generators must be secured from 2200 until after morning colors (no exceptions due to the carbon monoxide poisoning risk). If you need electricity during the night to run your CPAP machine, let us know when you report your arrival date and we will make every effort to get you power.
For those of you that desire to camp in a commercial RV site with hookups, there is a campground about 8 miles away. It is Jolly Acres RV Park and Storage. Their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Their phone number is 843.563.8303. Visit them on the web at www.syrrrun.com
Helpers and Workers: As anyone knows this is no one man operation. We need as much help as we can get and that will be coordinated through Buddha. What he needs to know is: are you staying up here or going back and forth and what you can do and how long will you be available and when? I mean specifics. Call Buddha at (843)709-4867 and get your name on his list.
Raffle Baskets: Buddha (email@example.com) will run the raffle baskets. These baskets will be raffled off on Saturday to raise money for expenses. Contact Buddha to make a basket donation.
Depth Charge Drawing: There will be one Depth Charge drawing and we will begin selling tickets on April 18th. The winning ticket will be drawn April 22nd after dinner. 50% to the winner and 50% to the After Battery to help defer our costs. Red Tickets and Red Tickets only will be used for this event. Tickets are $1.00 each or $10.00 for twenty tickets. YOU MAY BUY AS MANY TICKETS AS YOU WANT.
Beverages: Iced Cold Can Beer and an open bar will be provided at no charge as well as soft drinks and water.
Porto Potties: We have only one indoor head at the After Battery and it can handle 5 people at a time in a pinch. e.g. a Torpedoman at the urinal pissing on Jane Fonda, an MT squatting for monthly maintenance, An Auxilaryman eating a barbecue sandwich just in case we had a back up, The Bull nuke standing at the door coordinating and the corpsman washing his hands for all 5. After discussing this at length we decided to let the ladies have the head and we will have the outdoor porto potties for others. Since we are having outside porto potties we still need a Porto Pottie Commodore to restock the tissue and clean up and sanitize.
Poker Games: We will have constant poker games (big and small stakes) going on from Monday thru Saturday.
Apparel: We still have hats, T shirts, coosies, and license plates for sale. Remember we will take your credit card online (click the store link above) and at The After Battery. Also we take cash and we will take your check and if you're not satisfied - your money back.
Hotels: If you’re staying in a hotel the best and closest place to The After Battery is Exit 199 of I-26 in Summerville, SC. That’s about 20 minutes from the After Battery. There are 5 or 6 hotels at that exit and plenty of restaurants and a Walmart and any other stuff you might need.