Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Jul 25 2004 - 2nd Annual Picnic & Anniv. Celebration (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Amy Pickwick
Participants:Amy Pickwick, Steve Ehrman, Katie Stofer, Brian Loughery, Laura Loughery, Colin Babb, Jesse Allen, Joanne Milne, Vladimir Konstantinov, Rebecca Frankenberger, Laura Paszkiewicz, Rob Copeland, Kristen Larson, Dave Longtin, Ronit Fix, Lisa Spurlock, Rani Gran, Chris Gran, Adam Miller, Kate Copanic, Eric Bjurstrom, Jason Craver, Alvin Liem, Keira Wickliffe, Chih Lin, Laura Hustead, Ken Erickson, Allyson Green, Pamela Silberman, Angela Grillo, Ania Milo, Rebecca Firoved, Aaron Firoved, stephen pheiffer, Ruwan Alwis, Carrie Graff, Lora Polowczuk, Paula Moran, Ian Wright, Jeffrey Hall, Jeff La Noue, Veronica Colomer, Stephen Lowe, Matthew Sommer, John Putman

Write Up:
Event Organizing can sometimes get the better of me - when I'm doing 3 to 4 events in any given month. One of our picnic participants has written a really good write up in my place.

-- Amy Pickwick

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The club's 2nd Annual Picnic and Anniversary Celebration kicked off under cloudy skies and a chance of rain, but that didn't stop more than 50 members and guests from making the trip to Quiet Waters Park, near Annapolis, on Sunday July 25th 2004. Things started slowly, but by noon a steady stream of MOCers were mingling, snacking on the wide assortment of finger foods, and exploring the beautiful park. Once a good crowd had assembled, club president and picnic organizer Amy Pickwick began the door-prize giveaways. The prize drawings continued periodically through most of the picnic until everythingprizes worth more than $550 including eight $25 EMS gift certificates, books, shirts, pocket knives, a $70 Camelbak and more was given away.

Meanwhile, the cooks- ”Colin Babb, Brian Loughery and myself”tried everything short of napalm to get the charcoal lit. Luckily, Jesse Allen arrived to save us from both our wet charcoal and ordinary picnic fare. He used his charcoal chimney starter to help us light our grills, while preparing Chicken Satay and peanut sauce, Beer-Can Chicken and various other above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty dishes. Eventually, the 3 hamburger and hot dog cooks got our acts together and started cranking out food for the masses, narrowly averting a hunger-induced riot. No one complained about a shortage of food or lack of variety, and for good reason.

Throughout the afternoon, members played with the dogs (more than a half dozen dogs were present at any given time), walked around the park, ate food, and talked with other members about events in and out of the club. It was a good time to see new and old members and discuss ideas for future events. Thanks for everyone that came out, and thanks to all the club Officers and event organizers for all the hard work you do to make MOC run so smoothly!

--Steve Ehrman

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