Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jul 19 2003 - 1st Annual Picnic & Anniv. Celebration (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Amy Pickwick
Participants:Amy Pickwick, Mark Zawodny, Beth Ebling, Wendy Rounds, Brendan, Richard Smith, robert odessey, Colin Babb, Brian Loughery, Kevin Hall, Lori Billinghurst, Yasemin Heinbecker, Jennie Simpson, Tracy Ward Wright, Bill Evans, Cindy Jahr, Devi Koung, Rani Gran, Chris Gran, David Bekelman, Traci Brown, Elizabeth Yi, steve mckeown, Katie Stofer, Vladimir Konstantinov

Write Up:
The guests started showing up at about 11:15 AM in the Glen Artney area of Patapsco Valley State Park, and not before too long, more began trickling in. We played ball, bocce ball, and ate hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the sides you could possibly want. At 11:30, the first outDoor Prize went to J.R., which was a carabiner mug. At 11:45 his name was drawn again, but he handed his prize off to Rich, who hadn't won anything yet and was something J.R. already had - a headlamp. Next were two $20 gift certificates to the Trail House in Frederick. They went to Rich and Wendy. Bill took home the day pack & water bottle. Brian won himself 5 raffle tickets - which if later are drawn to be a winner, he could take home $250 dollars! Robert got himself a brand new MOC t-shirt. And, Beth won herself a 'free ride' for the MOC whitewater tubing event on August 17th.

Near 3 PM, a bunch of us that were left, headed over to the swinging bridge for some tubing, wading in the water, and chilling by the river. We enjoyed listening to the sounds of wedding karaoke at the nearby shelter - gag!

All-in-all, it was a good, fun day. Can't wait until next year's picnic - I'm hoping we can make it bigger and better! (We're eyeing the picnic shelter in the Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park with the rock climbing wall).

--Amy Pickwick

P.S. Thank you to the Trail House in Frederick for your contribution, as well as the REI store in Timonium. You made some of our members very happy!

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