2023 October #1
While Josh enjoyed an ACL concert at Barton Springs with friends, his gold
necklace broke causing three pendants to fall the ground without his knowledge.
After a short time he noticed the loss and started searching.
Luckily the broken necklace stayed aroud his neck, and he and his friends were
able to find the two smaller pendants among the feet of hundreds of people at the
concert. However, the third and largest pendant was not found.
The next day, he and his friends tried unsuccessfully to locate metal detectors
that could be rented. Then they discovered the AMDC website and submitted a
lost item search request.
"We are hoping to have someone help us find a lost pendant of great sentimental
value. ACL park manager is giving us permission to go Monday or Thursday to go
back with a metal detector to find the lost item in the small area we were in.
We hope you can help."
On Thursday morning, Fred Toewe and Scott Hegel met Josh at the Barton Springs pool
parking lot. Scott loaned a detector to Josh so that he could help search. The
three searchers made their way to the area in front of the music stage where
Josh and his frieds had been. Josh described where they found the other two
The ground consisted of hard packed dirt with a thin, very patchy layer of
dead grass. They were not permitted to dig, but the surface condition
guarateed that the pendant would be on the surface. Their initial thoughts were
that the pendant had probably been found by somebody. Regardless, they began
After perhaps twenty minutes of grid searching the area, Scott smiled and
announced that he had found it. Josh was immediately elated and hugged everyone
in the area. He told how his grandparents had survived the Dachau
concentration camp during WWII and offered to pay the Club for searching or to
buy the searchers lunch or do anything they asked. Scott told him the only thing
he wanted was a handshake and a picture or two to remember and celebrate with him.