Kappa Zeta 1968-1979 Alumni “Survivors Beach Trip”
If you were a Kappa Sig at GSC during the 60’s and 70’s the social highlight of the year was the annual spring beach trip in May. Each year the boys would wind their way down the “Woodpecker Trail” through South Georgia, pick up I-95 at Brunswick, heading for Daytona Beach. Our destination, the Safari Inn, a 50’s era mid-rise that featured “Conditioned Air & a TV in every room”. So what if the AC screeched like a VW Beetle, and the TV was black & white with 3 fuzzy channels, we thought we were in heaven. To think about it we were! With our gorgeous GSC coeds, Kappa Sig Stardusters, and an unlimited amount of kegs what else did a Kappa Snapper need? Who can forget the Shark Attack Lounge just down the street, a casual Gentlemen’s Club where bikers mixed with frat boys. Where some folded their dollar bills the long way for the first time. And there was always the popular Alligator Farm on highway 301, when in ‘74 Kevin Connell was ambushed by Sam the crazed chimp. Late in the afternoon Cole’s Commandoes stormed the beach, and then we’d gather for the big group portrait. Many a heart was won and broken by late Saturday night as the band played everything from Sam & Dave to ZZ Top. A Gator contest provided the entertainment, as the Tee-Kee Hut floated in the pool. Was management happy? Maybe not, but Sunday afternoon, they’d always say “See you boys next year”.
Several months ago, one Friday afternoon, a few old timers were nursing a cold one at Boz Bostock’s “Gnats Landing”
, on Saint Simons Island. As usual the conversation turned to the old days. The days of a full head of hair, flag football, Free Dog Night at the K.O.G., the Flame and of course BEACH TRIP. Suddenly these captains of industry realized, we live at a beach! We still enjoy a cold one or two! AND we have about 279 Kappa Sig brothers around our age, (most with good credit), that…..LOVE THE BEACH & a COLD ONE! At once they shouted those famous words, “BEACH TRIP!”
We are happy to announce that Kappa Sigmas initiated between 1968 &1979 are invited to Kappa Zeta’s “60’s & 70’s Survivors Beach Trip”. The date is April 30th through May 2nd. Details are listed below. Mark your calendars, and make plans for a once in a life time, full contact, reenactment of Kappa Sig’s beach trip. No animals will be harmed during this event.
• Friday April 30th – 6 PM - until, meet & greet at Boz Bostock’s Bubba Gracias, Redfern Plaza. Fajita
Buffet, cash bar. A great way to start the weekend, enjoy an adult beverage & catch up with old
pledge brothers & roommates.
♣ 2 PM “Kappa Snapper Muscle Beach”, bring your beach chair, cooler, cigars, and sun block, kick
back,and let the war stories begin. Gentlemen no thongs please. Ladies, at your discretion.
♣7 PM – South Georgia Fish Fry at Gnats Landing. Boz pulls out all the stops with Cat Fish, cheese
grits, crunchy cold slaw, Vidalia onion pie & sweet tea. Cash bar. A special “Show Time” is
planned with pictures from the past and an awards presentation with all of the “dignity” that
this event merits.
• Weekend Attire – Flip flop casual, Kappa Sig Green, old frat jerseys are encouraged
Price - $60.00 per person , includes your meals and a limited edition, commemorative tee-shirt
Spouses are welcome
• Accommodations – Sea Palms Inn
, standard room $95.00 per night, deluxe rooms $105.00 per night.
Golf Package, $125.00 per night double occupancy. Call 1-800-870-3736 & request the Kappa Sigma
• Registration and payment – Log onto www.kappasigmagsu.com
, click on the 60’s & 70’s Beach Trip
icon and complete the form
• WHAT ELSE CAN I DO? Pass the word to all of your pledge brothers, roommates etc. Put your
foursome together and get ready for one great weekend. PS, joining Jenny Craig, ordering Nutra
System may not be a bad idea!
• For more information on St. Simons