The 6th Annual L.E.O. Spring Fling in the Mountains
May 1 - 4, 2014

Please RSVP and mail your check by April 1st, 2014

Calling all LEO's, related fields, families and friends.  The Orlando Police Retirees hosts the 5th Annual Spring Fling in the Mountains and invites all Law Enforcement personnel to join us.  We host personnel from Police Departments through out the state of Florida and adjoining states.  All are welcome and encouraged.  Our invitees include Active, Retired, Family, Friends and Associates of Law Enforcement to participate in a weekend of fun and friendship.  There is so much to see and do in the North Georgia Mountains and we leave you plenty of free time to see the local sites on your own.  Our only mission is to have fun and make new friends.  This is our 5th year and each year we have grown in attendee AND the number of police departments represented.  Please feel free to call us or email us if you want more information.

What is Spring Fling in the Mountains? Started 5 years ago by a group of Orlando Police retirees, the Spring Fling has grown to include L.E.O.'s from multiple agencies both active duty and retired, both sworn and civilian.  It's a weekend to enjoy the company of other LEO's in the beautiful north GA mountains.  We leave the daytime open without planned activities but all congregate for dinners each evening.  Spring Fling is held annually on the 3rd weekend in April unless in conflicts with the Easter Holidays.

Contact:        Mike or Cathy Holloway-706-374-1534 ( or



This is the Agenda for 2013 - the 2014 Agenda will be posted soon. Until then, for information contact us at one of the email addresses above.



HOST HOTEL:      Comfort Inn & Suites

                           Reference:  SPRING FLING

                           Toll Free:  888-223-7776 or email

                           Rates: $68.00 single/double

                           Reservation Cut Off Date:  March 18, 2013 – After that Rates will be subject to change.



Blue Ridge Mineral Springs RV – Closest to downtown Blue Ridge, talk to Rick (owner) and tell him our group name.  He’ll take good care of you.  Phone 706-632-5010


Rivers Edge Mountain RV Resort -

Be sure to mention the Spring Fling when you make reservations. 828-361-4517


Toccoa Valley Campgrounds - is in the Aska Adventure Area. 706-838-4317. 



Horse Creek Stables – Room and Stables available for you and your horse. The owners are retired L.E.O.’s and do a wonderful job.  Ask for Lester Phone: 706-455-3060.


Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Breakfast located in downtown Blue Ridge, they have 7 rooms.



Contact Mike or Cathy Holloway for the name of someone who can rent you their cabin or contact one of the companies below.


Above the Rest:  Phone: 706-374-2057

Black Bear Cabin Rentals: www.blackbearcabinrentals.comPhone:  888-902-2246

Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals: www.southerncomfortcabinrentals.comPhone: 866-4-cabins



We are currenly looking to purchase a domain name just for the Spring Fling and then put all the information there for each years Fling as well as offer PayPal so people can pay in advance with their credit card.  Until this is done we will continues the most up to date info on Spring Fling Offerings in the retiree’s newsletter OR go to
or join us on Facebook: Orlando Police Spring Fling in the Mountains




Thursday April 18th, 2013

            Dinner  at The Whistle Stop - Social time and Meet and Greet.  Located in Downtown Blue Ridge, Pub Crawl to follow.  Pay your own way.

Arrive between 6 PM-7PM. 


Friday and Saturday – April 19th & 20, 2013

Breakfast – complimentary for hotel guests, served in the lobby.


Activities Available:         


See the Group Tour Sheet Attached for Group Tours available for Friday & Saturday


Independent Activities Available:  We will have maps and directions in your welcome packets.

* Chamber of Commerce site (  They have downloadable tour maps for driving/walking/hiking tours and lists of attractions.

* Murphy, NC has Gambling or drive to Harrah’s in Cherokee (2 hour drive)- maps available.

* Shopping in Downtown Blue Ridge – Visit our array of unique antique and specialty stores.

* Blue Ridge Scenic Train ride - 

* Horse Trail Rides –

* Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee or .  Rolling Thunder River Co. also has tube trips which will be open regardless.

* Pontoon Rentals for Lake Blue Ridge – get a group together and rent a pontoon boat for ½ day or full day. 

* Bike trails, Hiking trails, Motorcycle routes and scenic day drive routes.  Email Cathy if you would like a map of the “Tail of the Dragon” motorcycle route.  Maps of hiking and biking trails also available.  Most of the scenic day drives also include views of our waterfalls.

* Hang out and play cards at the Pavilion – you are welcome to just to sit around and chat or hang out all weekend at the Pavilion..  I will have a poker set available and some board games if anyone wants to play.  We’ll be happy to show you how the coffee maker works!!!


LunchOn own both days


5:00pm Dinner on Friday – Dinner will be served at the Pavilion and catered by Mercer’s Orchards (the apple people) Price 18.00 per person. Beer and Wine included.


5:00pm Dinner Saturday–Dinner at the Pavilion.* Cost per person $18.00. We are having a wonderful BBQ Dinner catered by Shane’s BBQ of Ellijay . Beer & Wine included. We will be having our dinner at Pete Thomas’s Pavilion on Hwy 5 (not far from the hotel) Pete is a retired Orlando Fire Dept. and he has a wonderful Pavilion where they hold their reunion. 


Sunday April 21, 2013

Breakfast – complimentary for hotel guest

Check out or stay a little longer and enjoy the activities of North Georgia!!!


As more activities become available we will put out a notice.  If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call Mike Holloway at 706-374-1534 or email at I can mail you information on any activity or send you a packet on the area to help you plan your trip.

Bob Fuller (OCSO) 407-310-0266

Registration:  Please register by sending an email We will need your name, Department, Active/Retiree, Arrival & Departure dates.
Most costs are pay as you go EXCEPT dinner on Friday and Saturday night.  Payment must be made in advance. If you plan on attending both Friday and Saturday night dinners the cost is $42.00 per person.

Make checks payable to and mail to:
Mike Holloway
P.O. Box 745
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559