Just a little less than eight weeks until the 2011 Big Families and Friends picnic! If you are a large family, you are invited and welcome!
The picnic is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th. This is Memorial Day weekend.
We are planning to meet from 11 AM until dusk, with lunch planned for noon, but you are welcome to come any time after 8 am. There is always plenty of food left over to make a light supper for those who are still visiting at that time.
The park has a generous share of lovely shade. The playground is right in front of the pavilion, with a bathroom close by on one side. The baseball field (which we have also reserved) is down a slope on the other side where it can be easily seen both from the playground and the pavilion. There is always a large crowd of willing baseball players available!
There is no refrigeration or running water at the pavilion, but there is electricity as well as two BBQ grills.
~A main dish to share
~EITHER a side dish OR salad OR dessert to share
~Serving spoons if needed
~Charcoal and tools for the grill if you intend to use it
~Drinks for your own family (with cooler chest and ice, or insulated thermos jugs)
~All table settings you will need for your family, including a tablecloth if you like
~Lawn chairs and blankets if you have them, to use and to share
~Any frisbees and baseball equipment you have on hand
~Anything else you think of that may be useful. A camera is nice! We want to remember to get a picture of the parking lot with all the large vehicles in it this year!
We are planning to have plenty of name tags and markers available, as well as a cowbell to call everyone when it is mealtime.
As we did last year, we plan to clear a few tables after the meal for an exchange. If you have items that you no longer need, that you think may be of value to another large family, you may bring them for this exchange and lay them out for all to peruse. (Anything left behind will be dropped off at Goodwill on our family’s way home.)
And as always, please invite others who you think may enjoy meeting other big families!
Please contact us with related questions, suggestions, and offers of help!
We’re looking forward to seeing MANY of you there!
P.S. We have reserved the same pavilion at the same park where we met last year. We have directions available for anyone who needs them!