Monday, June 05, 2006

Another Picnic?

Tenth has the opportunity to rebook the picnic grounds for August 26. What do you think? Should we go for it?

9 Comments:

Anonymous karlrusso said...

Why not hold the picnic in Fairmount Park?

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Jessie said...

Fairmont Park is an interesting idea & might be more centrally located. I have not been to the picnic in a number of years, but generally remember that people from Jersey don't generally come -- it's just too far to get to the western suburbs.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Joe Brydges said...

Several years ago when the picnic was cancelled due to rain, a small group of us went to Fairmount Park and used one of the pavillions and had a picnic anyway. I agree with Jessie that Fairmount Park is more centrally located, although more difficult for people to find without precise directions. I used to give tours of Fairmount Park (including the Mansions) and thus know my way around fairly well. The date will work well for me personally since that is my vacation week. Also being that the date is at the other end of the summer season, most vacations are over and I think we should have a decent turnout. Let's try Fairmount Park on August 26th.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

I like the Fairmount Park idea.

4:53 PM  
Blogger M Clark said...

We can look into this. Right now, money is tied up in the Garrett-Williamson Estate location. My basic question for now is simply about having a picnic August 26.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous dori said...

I vote "yes" for a picnic on 8/26...and for my 2-cents worth, I vote to keep the picnic at the Garrett estate. The recreational opportunities are well above anything Fairmount Park has to offer...the playgrounds and the pool are especially big hits with the kids. Another plus are the availability of bathrooms. This location is safe and that could become a concern were the picnic held in a more public area.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The date of Aug 26 is ok, but I am unlikely to attend if it is at the Garrett-Williamson location. It's just too long of a drive from where I live. I like the Fairmount park idea for the future years though. It is free and in a more central location to our church families. And in my opinion Fairmount park is very big and safe, especially if we have a pavillion area.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Joe Brydges said...

Let's use the Estate location for this year on August 26th and explore Fairmount park for future years. If the idea of having a picnic in such a public area is a concern, why not consider this an opportunity for outreach as well as fellowship? Generally speaking most people who use Fairmount Park respect the space of the pavilion users.

8:18 AM  
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3:40 PM  

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