Almost from the very beginning the original Cook Shack was the center for activities in the park. The Annual Membership Meetings were always held on the hillside next to the Cook Shack and Members, Bill and Amy Ashford were usually the cooks on duty. Bill became the “Supervisor” for the project and paid close attention to every detail. His dream was becoming a reality – a larger, more useable Cook Shack for the members to use. The work area was a beehive of activity. Members were coming in from every direction to work, sidewalk supervise, or to be a gofer. By the middle of the 1982 camping season the new Cook Shack was finally ready for business. Unfortunately, the man with the dream, Bill Ashford, passed away shortly before its completion. Although the members were saddened by Bill’s passing, everyone knew he would have wanted a Grand Opening to celebrate all the hard work. BILL’S PLACE was officially born on September 4, 1982.