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    Whatcom County Family OC Picnic Bastille Day 14 JULY 2012

    We folks up north here are going to have a Family Style OC Picnic at Bloedel Donovan Park. We have been discussing it on the regular Sunday morning meets and decided upon a heads up for all who wish to attend. Everyone in the OC Community is invited to attend.
    As you may know, Bloedel Donovan Park was the site of two separate OC confrontations with the Bellingham Police Department. A Picnic was held at the park after the first incident. We then thought the problem was fixed. A second incident occurred with SVG and the bellingham police at another location. After litigation, we thought it was fixed. A third incident occured december last in which several LACs were put in harms way again. That incident is still pending. So we are going to call this the
    2nd ANNUAL(or so)
    WASHINGTON OPEN CARRY
    FAMILY BARBEQUE AND PICNIC

    AT
    BLOEDEL DONOVAN PARK
    2220 ELECTRIC AVENUE, BELLINGHAM, WA
    We have an area in the park reconned with two built in grills and two or three picnic tables. A 12x12 popup with the OC banner will be set up between them with additional, small tables. Bring your "go to the park stuff" if you need it.
    Several things have been discussed.

    1. FOOD. see list below
    2. Entertainment.
    A few kayaks will be available for family use. Adult supervision with children
    fishing is VERY popular at BD Park
    balloons for little kids.
    being with family and friends
    swimming if you think the water warm enough
    3. We will be giving handgun safety classes at regular intervals for anyone in the park that chooses to watch.(additional volunteer instructors needed)
    4. Display of weapon locks to use in the home. Information on how to safely store weapons in the home.
    5. Safety features of revolver and semi auto (use large drawings)
    6. Brochures and information about Washington Open Carry.
    7. Awards and prizes


    And whatever we can think up to have fun and support the OC Community.


    FOOD...FOOD.....FOOD

    This is a family picnic folks, so bring a little something. Something you cooked yourself. Something fun.

    hamburgers 100 pattys-MSG L
    h burg buns 100 buns MSG L

    hot dogs
    h dog buns

    other meats



    BEVERAGES-----No Alcohol in the Park

    soda(large bottles,2,3 ltr) 10 2l MSG L




    ICE (and chests to put them in)
    Paper plates
    paper cups
    trash bags (large and small)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washi...66874943419858

    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Nice! Look forward to this event. I'll see if I can get the other half to prepare some sushi..... Can help with anything else....paper plates , soda.

    How about a press release to KGMI, KISM, Bellingham Herald, and local gun shops?
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    Rob, let me know what you are bringing and I will keep updating the first post.
    KGMI sounds like a good idea. I have started a flyer to pass around.
    Will you be able to make it on thursday??
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    Wink Yummy! I can't wait!

    This idea sounds delicious, er, I mean...... great! I will definitely be happy to help where needed, and will get with the Sarge to figure out what he needs rations wise. I was wondering if we should extend a very polite invitation to that guy, what's his name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    Rob, let me know what you are bringing and I will keep updating the first post.
    KGMI sounds like a good idea. I have started a flyer to pass around.
    Will you be able to make it on thursday??
    Not sure if I can make it Thursday yet I am going to try. Been getting run ragged this week, I'll have to sit down with the woman and see what she has in mind for food and supplies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomboy007 View Post
    This idea sounds delicious, er, I mean...... great! I will definitely be happy to help where needed, and will get with the Sarge to figure out what he needs rations wise. I was wondering if we should extend a very polite invitation to that guy, what's his name?
    You mean rights violator, Brady cop, Officer Allen Bass? Why not invite all LEO's they read these threads anyway.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    The OC banner has been shipped and should be here soon. What do you think about informing BPD that we will be using "blue guns" to teach safety classes?? I would not want some nervous nellie seeing us and popping a cap on an instructor.
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    I spoke with the guy that supervises Bloedel Donovan today. He suggested I reserve the area we want to use for the picnic. Sounded like a good idea, and I will handle that aspect. Wayne, the Supervisor, is very supportive of us and the community. This event is, after all, a form of community service. Maybe we can involve the BPD in a positive manner and ask them to participate with the "gun padlock" service they run. Maybe send a local neighborhood LEO, one that works in the area. Kind of like "community based policing", get to know the folks kind of thing.
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    I am trying to convince the wife to attend with me. It might be kinda difficult though because our employer is having a picnic the same day and all of the ladies will probably be upset with us if we dont bring our daughter. I would much rather go to the OC picnic but if the wife aint happy aint nobody happy right? How many people do you think would be attending??? Just wondering because as a new member I don't have any idea how popular these events are. Hopefully I will see you all there
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    We are hoping for all OCers in Whatcom County and anyone that wants to take I5 North to Bellingham for some good old family fun.
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    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Thumbs up Family barbeque and picnic-MSG Laigaie

    MSG Laigaie

    We folks up north here are going to have a Family Style OC Picnic at Bloedel Donovan Park. We have been discussing it on the regular Sunday morning meets and decided upon a heads up for all who wish to attend. Everyone in the OC Community is invited to attend.
    As you may know, Bloedel Donovan Park was the site of two separate OC confrontations with the Bellingham Police Department. A Picnic was held at the park after the first incident. We then thought the problem was fixed. A second incident occurred with SVG and the bellingham police at another location. After litigation, we thought it was fixed. A third incident occured december last in which several LACs were put in harms way again. That incident is still pending. So we are going to call this the
    2nd ANNUAL(or so)
    WASHINGTON OPEN CARRY
    FAMILY BARBEQUE AND PICNIC

    AT
    BLOEDEL DONOVAN PARK
    2220 ELECTRIC AVENUE, BELLINGHAM, WA
    We have an area in the park reconned with two built in grills and two or three picnic tables. A 12x12 popup with the OC banner will be set up between them with additional, small tables. Bring your "go to the park stuff" if you need it.
    Several things have been discussed.

    1. FOOD. see list below
    2. Entertainment.
    A few kayaks will be available for family use. Adult supervision with children
    fishing is VERY popular at BD Park
    balloons for little kids.
    being with family and friends
    swimming if you think the water warm enough
    3. We will be giving handgun safety classes at regular intervals for anyone in the park that chooses to watch.(additional volunteer instructors needed)
    4. Display of weapon locks to use in the home. Information on how to safely store weapons in the home.
    5. Safety features of revolver and semi auto (use large drawings)
    6. Brochures and information about Washington Open Carry.
    7. Awards and prizes


    And whatever we can think up to have fun and support the OC Community.


    FOOD...FOOD.....FOOD

    This is a family picnic folks, so bring a little something. Something you cooked yourself. Something fun.

    hamburgers 100 pattys-MSG L
    h burg buns 100 buns MSG L

    hot dogs
    h dog buns

    other meats



    BEVERAGES-----No Alcohol in the Park

    soda(large bottles,2,3 ltr) 10 2l MSG L




    ICE (and chests to put them in)
    Paper plates
    paper cups
    trash bags (large and small)



    *Bump*
    Last edited by ARADCOM; 06-12-2012 at 07:26 PM.

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    Update .....update....update.....

    I rec'd a call from Parks & Recreation. We are a go at this Station. They have no worries about us being there on the 14 of July. Planned event is still ten untill it is over. Bring a pot luck, bring a chair. bring a friend.
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    I am going to try and attend with the wife and kiddo.
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    My lack of complete understanding of Washington State geography wins again. I just realized Bellingham is not just outside of Seattle and will be a little out of my driving distance for a day trip. Hopefully I can catch up with folks when it is a little closer.

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    Saturday the 23rd will be three weeks out from the picnic. Start making your plans (if you have not already) to attend this event. Let us know how many will be there. Come on up to Bellingham, it's safe now.
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    15 days......15 days

    Only two weeks for the Second Annual (more or less) Whatcom County OC Picnic. Bring your family, bring a friend, bring a neighbor. Kayaks will be available, Fishing is authorized (license applies) and no license is required for those 14 and younger. Swimming(if you can deal with icewater), food and good conversation with like minded people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomboy007 View Post
    This idea sounds delicious, er, I mean...... great! I will definitely be happy to help where needed, and will get with the Sarge to figure out what he needs rations wise. I was wondering if we should extend a very polite invitation to that guy, what's his name?
    Just for giggles I could bring some MREs.....Hey I'm serious!!! These are pretty new too, I've only had them a couple years!!! I could bring the crummy Vegan flavors...I don't like them anywho!! Hey I didn't climb to the top of The Food Chain to eat Soylent Green rations!!

    Since it's been a couple years since I've been to an OC Event.....I'll just hold up the wall over there.....

    Where in the Heck is Electric Avenue??? Is this park in Bellingham proper or Ferndale??? I need some coordinates...


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    Thumbs up OC Picnic

    Quote Originally Posted by noname762 View Post
    Just for giggles I could bring some MREs.....Hey I'm serious!!! These are pretty new too, I've only had them a couple years!!! I could bring the crummy Vegan flavors...I don't like them anywho!! Hey I didn't climb to the top of The Food Chain to eat Soylent Green rations!!

    Since it's been a couple years since I've been to an OC Event.....I'll just hold up the wall over there.....

    Where in the Heck is Electric Avenue??? Is this park in Bellingham proper or Ferndale??? I need some coordinates...


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    The park is in Bellingham on the west end of Lake Whatcom. This should tell you everything you need to knoiw.

    http://www.cob.org/services/recreati...ovan-park.aspx

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    Thank you ARADCOM for that info. Bloedel Donovan can be accessed from Lakeway or from Alabama in B'ham.
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    Attention.....attention...

    One week to go...... if you have not made plans to be here.....do it now. Hot dogs, hamburgs, potato salad, people wearing weapons. Come on down, or over, or up!!
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    Update .....update....update.....

    IT IS THIS WEEKEND... COME ON UP, DOWN, OVER, OR WHATEVER.

    OK folks just a few days. I will be setting up the BBQs (charcoal prep) and the Popup tent sat morn early. I have a couple of tables to use and I will set them up also. I will have a small medical kit at the popup


    Remember this is a family event..no alcohol in the Park.... Dogs on a leash....
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    My wife wants to know I anyone else will be bringing young kids live under two. Otherwise we will probably leaving or daughter with the grandparents because we are both new to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg30-06 View Post
    My wife wants to know I anyone else will be bringing young kids live under two. Otherwise we will probably leaving or dughter with the grandparents because we are both new to this.
    If we make it up like I'm planning, I will have little slap with us. Kids are always welcome to events unless its stated otherwise.
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    What the start time? Couldn't find it posted (might be blind).
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    Altho some of us are going to be early for the set ups, the Official Start Time will be 10:00.

    For those of you using a Garmin or Garmin-like machine, the street address is 2220 Electric Avenue, B'ham, 98229

    Greg30-06
    My wife wants to know I anyone else will be bringing young kids live under two.

    This is a Family event, please bring your live children

    We will be in a shaded area, not in hard sun.
    Fishing is authorized for those so inclined.
    Swimming is popular, no Lifeguards, cold water.
    Boating is very popular, bring your boat, ramps and trailer parking available.
    A playground area is available for small children.
    ANY help with grocery's will be appreciated, bring what makes you happy.

    We are listed in the Bellingham Herald
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    open carry picnic

    MSG thank you so much for organizing this event.

    I will be bringing .... ice , paper plates, plastic wear, potato salad and or what ever looks good at Fred Meyers.
    Bear, the dog wants to come as well. He is well behaved and great with kids.

    I won't be there too early but will make it by 10 am.

    Hope 'ya all can attend. Really looking forward to it.

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