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2024 Winter Social

A Weekend of Fun in the Jackson Area

Scroll down to "Saturday" and click the Registration Button.

Registration Closes Midnight, February 19th.
Everyone who pre-registers will get a chance to win a special edition of the WS24 Geocoin pictured above. 
The earlier you register, the more chances you get.

Pre-order SWAG by Midnight, December 3rd!

Pre-order your Meal ticket(s) by Midnight, February 19th.

Pre-order WS-24 T-Shirts below by Midnight, February 12th.

Click this button to go to the MiGO Store to pre-order SWAG and/or Winter Social Meal Ticket:

 Winter Social 24 Store 

Winter Social 24 Shirts:

Multiple Styles and Colors. 
Click the link to pre-order and pay. 
For Pick Up at Winter Social
or local meet in SE Michigan
or delivery arranged with 

PRE-ORDERS ONLY, through February 12th.

Winter Social 24 Ts

Do you have items to donate to the Silent Auction?

Please click this button to let us know ahead of time what you will be bringing.

If you wish to donate to the Silent Auction but will not be attending, indicate this on the donation form. 
We will contact you to arrange getting your donation to Winter Social

2024 WS Silent Auction Item Donation

Can't Make It?

Please consider making a cash donation using the Registration Page. 
Winter Social is the only Fundraiser Event for MiGO.

- Thursday, February 29th -

All Day

Geocaching: There will be ~40 new caches published Thursday morning, at ~10:00AM.

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM





Leap Day CITO
Gottschalk Village Park - Soccer Fields
Concord, MI  49237
kzooOtters will be hosting a CITO event.  This is an outdoor event.  Please dress accordingly.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM





Leap Day Celebration
Laughlin’s Slice of Spice
7851 Spring Arbor Rd
Spring Arbor, MI49283
kzooOtters will be hosting a Leap Day evening Kick-Off event at this local Pizzaria.  This is an indoor event.

- Friday, March 1st -

All Day

Geocaching: There will be ~40 new caches published Friday morning, at ~10:00AM.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM




"Winter Social Breakfast - 2024"
Alpha Coney Island
1188 Jackson Crossing
Jackson MI 49202
Sarahjo27 will be hosting this morning Breakfast event in the Jackson Crossing Mall.  This is an indoor event.

4:40PM to 5:30 PM



Get Your CITO Badge


CITO at Lime Lake County Park, WS24
Lime Lake County Park
5501 Teft Rd,
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
beenhere be hosting this event.

- Saturday,  March 2nd -

All Day!




MiGO Winter Social 2024
- Oh MI - 21 Years
The Arbor Church
120 Main Street
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

MiGO will be hosting their 2024 Winter Social fundraising event at the The Arbor Church in Spring Arbor, MI. This is an indoor event except for caching activities.

Prior to the event

February 19th

  Click Here for

In addition to your will attend log on the event page, every individual attending should be pre-registered using the Registration Page.  Attendees need to pre-register if a meal ticket is purchased.  Attendees who register will get a chance in a drawing for a special edition version of the WS24 GeoCoin.  The earlier you register, the more chances in the drawing.   Registrations give us a good idea of how many people to plan and set up for and how many packets to prepare.  Registration guarantees you will get the Registration Packet described below:
  • Event Attendee Packet for unregistered attendees, containing (no charge):
    • Crossword Game
    • Voting chips and instructions for the Gadget & Creative Cache Contest

  • Registration Packet (for pre-registered attendees:
    • Everything in the Attendee Packet
    • Early access to Sunday Cache List (maybe)
    • DNF Disappointment Wipes (tissues)
    • Fancy generic Finder Pen
    • Ticket for meal purchased.
    • Additional items (still a work in progress)

  • SWAG (preordered)
    • WS24 Geocoin pictured above.
    • Set of five WS Pathtags soon to be pictured above.
    • swag
    • swag
    • swag
    • swag ... watch for updates.
Registration Deadlines:
SWAG Bag (pre-order): 
Meal ticket
Event Registration
  December 3rd, 2023
  February 19th, 2024
  February 19th, 2024

- Saturday Schedule -

As you can see, we have plenty of opportunities for help.
Times are pretty solid, but subject to change.

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Silent Auction Donation Drop Off
See PairOMedicChick (Kathy Seedorf) 
Volunteers needed.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Sign in
See LynnGeoGin (Lynn Johnson):
Event Packet, Registration Packet and SWAG pickup.
Volunteers needed.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Travel Bug Sign in and drop off.
Please check at the back end of the day.  If your traveler is still here at the end of the day, please retrieve it. 
Volunteer(s) needed.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Gadget and Creative Cache Contest drop off and setup and oversight.  
Volunteer(s) needed.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MiGO Store will be open
see LynnGeoGin (Lynn Johnson)

11:00 - 3:30 PM

Gadget and Creative Cache Contest Judging.
Judging by Winter Social attendees.   Volunteer(s) needed.

For more information, click here: 2024 WS Gadget & Creative Cache Contest.

12:00 - 2:00PM

Silent Auction Open for Bidding 
See PairOMedicChick (Kathy Seedorf)
Volunteers needed.

12:50 PM to 1:40 PM
Seminar 1:
GeoArt Building.
presented by: DirtBikeGranny

12:50 PM to 1:40 PM
Seminar 2:
Getting your Earth Cache Published.
presented by: sgerbs

2:10 PM to 3:00 PM
Seminar 3:
Building and Publishing Challenge Caches
presented by:  DirtBikeGranny

2:10 PM to 3:00 PM
Seminar 4:
Cache Page Design.
presented by:  kzooOtters & aghudley.

3:30 PM
Group Photo

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM


Pre-registration required.    See the Registration page for purchasing meals.

Menu: TBD (Typical Birthday Party Fare)

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Live Auction and Drawings:   

Pathtag Drawing, BiNGO Drawing, Crossword Drawing,  LIve Auction!

4:45 PM to 5:30 PM

Silent Auction Item Pickup

(Kathy Seedorf)
Volunteers needed.

5:15 PM

MiGO Announcements,

5:40 PM

Clean Up: 

Volunteers needed.   All hands on deck will make this really easy.  Your help will be appreciated.

- Sunday, March 3rd -

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM




"A full belly before we go"  
Cracker Barrel ????
2494 Airport Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202
KzooOtters  will be hosting this breakfast event. 

All Day

Geocaching: There will be ## new caches published Sunday morning, at TBD.

- Lodging Information -

There are many hotels available on the west side of Jackson.  MiGO looked into getting a rate for a block of rooms.  The over-the-counter rates through on-line apps are better, so no block has been reserved.  

Hotels near the I-94/M-60 Interchange:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson
3506 O'Neil Drive,
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 788-6400
Holiday Inn Jackson NW - Airport
2696 Bob McClain Drive
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 789-9600
Home2 Suites by Hilton Jackson
2704 Bob McClain Drive,
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 998-7000
There are many hotels at the I-94 / US-127 interchange a bit further east, including:

Baymont by Wyndham Jackson

2035 Bondsteel Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 539-3047

Courtyard by Marriott Jackson

2010 Bondsteel Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 782-1000

- Volunteering -

Click this button to get to the volunteer to help us out at the event:   Winter Social 2024 Volunteers!


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