thanks for all of the interest, guys! it really was short notice, but i just found out about it on sunday and put out the SOS as soon as i got home from the shanties. yes, it must be done on the 15th. i can talk to mary tomorrow and see if we can start on it saturday evening, but that's the best that we can hope for at this point.
the reason that they're doing this is because the shackelton group isn't from the midwest (they're based out of north carolina) and they don't seem to have the intention to do this one again next year. they're trying to find locals to dismantle it and haul it off the ice but if they can't find anyone, then it's going to be destroyed.
i'm thinking that we should meet up on wednesday evening, as usual, to discuss this. i don't recall that we scheduled a meeting for this week, so we can just take over the normal meeting time and maybe place to talk logistics. please let me know if this works for everyone.
again, thanks for the interest everyone!