By: Joseph Allen
It was a hot summer day at Camp Sequoyah in Delta, Alabama, when George Holmes first got gold fever.
A scoutmaster for more than 20 years, he was leading his Boy Scouts troop when he first noticed there was a merit badge for gold-panning. He became interested and took a gold-panning class.
“I spent an entire day trying to gold pan and I didn’t find anything,” said Holmes, a critical systems technician for Alabama Power. Or so he thought – until he brought his pan back to the instructor for a look.
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