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    VCDL Picnic, Newport News

    Hello all,
    The VCDL will be hosting a picnic in the Newport News park on September 07, from 11AM until 2PM. The park is at 13560 Jefferson Avenue. This is where Jefferson Avenue and Ft. Eustis Blvd intersect. The picnic is in shelter #20. If anyone is coming to the picnic via I-64, use exit 250. Then go to the first traffic light and turn left. The park is then just to your right. Once inside the park follow the signs to shelter #20. This is a bigger and better place than we had down at the Riverside park.

    This will be a pot-luck style event so if anyone wants to bring something, please post that on this tread so everybody can see it and will know what is already spoken for. Just put your name by whatever you are going to bring and reply to the post. If you think of something I forgot to put on the list, just add it and reply. thanks in advance,
    Ron Lilly
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    paper plates
    napkins
    plastic forks/knives/spoons
    plastic wrap
    charcoal
    charcoal starter
    bottled water
    soft drinks
    diet soft drinks
    baked beans
    hot dogs
    hot dog buns
    hamburger
    hamburger buns
    mustard
    ketchup
    relish
    mayo
    lettuce
    potato chips
    ice
    more ice
    plastic cups
    potato salad
    macaroni salad
    mac & cheese

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    Wish to confirm the date of this as 9/7/14.

    Sept 7th is on a Sunday, which surprises me a bit.
    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time.

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    If that is the correct date, it surprises me, too.

    Glenn

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    Sunday was not my first pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Wish to confirm the date of this as 9/7/14.

    Sept 7th is on a Sunday, which surprises me a bit.
    I didn't want to have the picnic on a Sunday, but, when I went online to make the reservation for the shelter the ONLY date still open (for the entire year) was September 07. It is really frustrating because I've been trying for three years now to get shelter #19 or #20. But they are booked solid. Every time. All the time. So, I paid them some fiat money and took the 7th.

    The reservations can't be made before April 1st. and I went online the morning of April 2nd and both of those were already taken for the entire year except for the 7th of September for shelter #20. I will never admit to throwing things and uttering non-family words but it really annoys me. I think I will engage in some under-handed, shady, back room, political corruption stuff next year and go early and talk to the park system manager and see what he can do. He is quite pro-VCDL it seems.

    September's first week is not a good time for the picnic either in a way because of the kids all starting school and the mayhem that goes along with that. It was particularly less desirable for me since Sept. 03 is our anniversary and the wife and I had hoped for that weekend to be free for a get away. Ah well, doesn't matter, we're broke anyway! HA. Additionally the gun show in Hampton is the following week so I will be quite busy anyway.

    At any rate, the weather will not be too hot like in July or August. Or rainy like in May. That is a plus. Actually, I would have a good time hanging out with a crowd of VCDL people whether it was burning hot or freezing cold. I just hope its a good day and everybody has a good time.

    roN

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    Bringing Stuff

    My wife and I will bring 150 Cold style Plastic cups, a bottle of Catchup/Mustard/Relish .
    See ya'll there.

    Mike Brigham

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    "let's be clear . . . . ."

    Just for those here like me, who are not from the Peninsula, but come to this event from surrounding areas, this location is NOT the same city park in Newport News where we usually have this event. Don't want to lose anyone, nor have the food lost, riding around in someone's car trying to find our crowd, while we wait hungrily. Just sayin' . . . . . . . .
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    we'll be there. the wifely one needs to look over the list to decide what to bring, and we will report back.

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    list up date

    paper plates
    napkins
    plastic forks/knives/spoons
    plastic wrap
    charcoal
    charcoal starter
    bottled water
    soft drinks
    diet soft drinks
    baked beans
    hot dogs
    hot dog buns
    hamburger
    hamburger buns
    mustard----Mike
    ketchup----Mike
    relish-----Mike
    mayo
    lettuce
    potato chips
    ice
    more ice
    plastic cups----Mike
    potato salad
    macaroni salad
    mac & cheese

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    we will bring paper plates, plastic forks/knives/spoons.

    Andy and Lori

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    A dozen packages of burger buns.

    stay safe.
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    list update

    Here is what we have so far. Come on guys, let's fill up this list. Jump on something before its taken!! Dont be the guy stuck with bringing more ice! HA
    roN


    paper plates
    napkins
    plastic forks/knives/spoons----Andy and Lori
    plastic wrap
    charcoal
    charcoal starter
    bottled water
    soft drinks
    diet soft drinks
    baked beans
    hot dogs
    hot dog buns
    hamburger
    hamburger buns----Skid Mark
    mustard----Mike
    ketchup----Mike
    relish-----Mike
    mayo
    lettuce
    potato chips
    ice
    more ice
    plastic cups----Mike
    potato salad
    macaroni salad
    mac & cheese

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    It is the end of summer and everybody loves a picnic!

    Come on guys and gals from Hampton Roads - this is in your backyard. It's time to shine and make a showing - jump on board.

    Close out the summer with good friends and conversation on your favorite topics.
    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time.

    Yata hey

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    come on folks! i aint bringing all this plasticware to eat condiments wrapped in hamburger buns!

    we also have 5 12-packs of sodas to bring, if that helps.

    we can also provide 2 bags of charcoal and a can of starter fluid.

    Lori says: If anybody wants to chip in $5 towards ground beef instead of bringing stuff, we can get some from sams/costco and bring it too. Pending approval of the group.
    Last edited by hafnhaf; 09-02-2014 at 11:24 AM.

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    paper plates
    napkins
    plastic forks/knives/spoons----Andy and Lori
    plastic wrap
    charcoal
    charcoal starter
    bottled water
    soft drinks--Country Time Lemonade--Rich 5 gal cooler jug
    diet soft drinks
    baked beans---Rich
    hot dogs
    hot dog buns
    hamburger
    hamburger buns----Skid Mark
    mustard----Mike
    ketchup----Mike
    relish-----Mike
    mayo
    lettuce
    potato chips
    ice
    more ice
    plastic cups----Mike
    potato salad
    macaroni salad-Rich
    mac & cheese

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    another updatepaper plates

    OK, more stuff on the list. VCDL president, Mr. Vancleave, told me that the VCDL will provide the burgers and hot dogs and condiments. Some people have already volunteered to bring some condiments so they can go ahead and do that and when I get back from Florida on Saturday, I'll run down to Sam's Club and get the burgers and hot dogs and what ever condiments haven't been spoken for. Hopefully, someone will bring some paper plates since I'm sorta messy holding potato salad in my hand!! LOL.

    anyway, its starting to come together. THANKS Philip and the VCDL for providing the burger, hot dogs, etc.

    paper plates
    napkins
    plastic forks/knives/spoons----Andy and Lori
    plastic wrap
    charcoal
    charcoal starter
    bottled water
    soft drinks--Country Time Lemonade--Rich 5 gal cooler jug, hafnhaf
    diet soft drinks----HAFNHAF??
    baked beans---Rich
    hot dogs---VCDL
    hot dog buns---VCDL
    hamburger----VCDL
    hamburger buns----Skid Mark
    mustard----Mike
    ketchup----Mike
    relish-----Mike
    mayo
    lettuce
    potato chips
    ice
    more ice
    plastic cups----Mike
    potato salad
    macaroni salad-Rich
    mac & cheese

    roN

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    charcoal and starter

    hafnhaf has generously agreed to bring a couple bags of charcoal and starter but he has already signed up to bring five 12 paks of soads, so, can someone else bring the charcoal and starter? We don't want hafnhaf to have to bring everything.. Thanks in advance for whoever steps up to the plate...........

    cheers,
    roN

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    updated listpaper plates

    Time is running out but things are coming together. :-) More changes to the list. Here is what I have as of Wednesday evening:

    paper plates--Ron Hutchinson
    napkins--Roy Hutchinson
    plastic forks/knives/spoons----Andy and Lori
    plastic wrap
    charcoal---Pete Clark
    charcoal starter
    bottled water
    soft drinks--Country Time Lemonade--Rich 5 gal cooler jug, hafnhaf
    diet soft drinks----HAFNHAF??
    baked beans---Rich
    hot dogs---VCDL
    hot dog buns---VCDL
    hamburger----VCDL
    hamburger buns----Skid Mark
    mustard----Mike
    ketchup----Mike
    relish-----Mike
    mayo---VCDL
    lettuce---VCDL
    potato chips
    ice
    more ice
    plastic cups----Mike
    potato salad---Mike (the other Mike!)
    macaroni salad-Rich, Mike (the other Mike)
    mac & cheese

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    Ok, great. Pete Clark is bringing charcoal. Starter fluid too?

    The drinks I have include regular coke, diet coke, and cherry coke. See the pattern? We have more soda if we need to bring more.

    For clarity, please take hafnhaf off the end of the "soft drinks--Country Time Lemonade--Rich 5 gal cooler jug, hafnhaf" line.

    Also hafnhaf = Andy and Lori. We will be bringing ourselves and one of our boys.
    Last edited by hafnhaf; 09-04-2014 at 09:56 AM.

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    Updated list, Me and the Truscotts perhaps one other will be there.

    updated listpaper plates



    Time is running out but things are coming together. :-) More changes to the list. Here is what I have as of Wednesday evening:

    paper plates--Ron Hutchinson
    napkins--Roy Hutchinson
    plastic forks/knives/spoons----Andy and Lori
    plastic wrap
    charcoal---Pete Clark
    charcoal starter Freeflight
    bottled water
    soft drinks--Country Time Lemonade--Rich 5 gal cooler jug, hafnhaf
    diet soft drinks----HAFNHAF??
    baked beans---Rich
    hot dogs---VCDL
    hot dog buns---VCDL
    hamburger----VCDL
    hamburger buns----Skid Mark
    mustard----Mike
    ketchup----Mike
    relish-----Mike
    mayo---VCDL
    lettuce---VCDL
    potato chips
    ice Truscotts and Freeflight (Two coolers full)
    more ice
    plastic cups----Mike
    potato salad---Mike (the other Mike!) Truscotts
    macaroni salad-Rich, Mike (the other Mike)
    mac & cheese
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    Hey Ron I can bring some bottled water and plastic wrap.
    Last edited by kimbercarrier; 09-06-2014 at 05:10 AM.

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    Sorry I'm not going to be able to make it after all. :-(

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    List update - some items still needed

    paper plates--Ron Hutchinson
    napkins--Roy Hutchinson
    plastic forks/knives/spoons----Andy and Lori
    plastic wrap
    charcoal---Pete Clark
    charcoal starter Freeflight
    bottled water

    soft drinks--Country Time Lemonade--Rich 5 gal cooler jug, hafnhaf
    diet soft drinks----HAFNHAF??
    baked beans---Rich
    hot dogs---VCDL
    hot dog buns---VCDL
    hamburger----VCDL
    hamburger buns----skidmark
    mustard----Mike
    ketchup----Mike
    relish-----Mike
    mayo---VCDL
    lettuce---VCDL
    potato chips
    ice Truscotts and Freeflight (Two coolers full)
    more ice
    plastic cups----Mike
    potato salad---Mike (the other Mike!) Truscotts
    macaroni salad-Rich, Mike (the other Mike)
    mac & cheese
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 09-06-2014 at 05:34 AM.
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    i have 3 cases of bottled water if nobody else can cover it.

    or we can just collect it from the roof of the shelter as it rains...
    Last edited by hafnhaf; 09-06-2014 at 08:38 AM.

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    So we've got what - between 8 & 10 people attending this shindig? All of whom are bringing enough stuff to feed a small army?

    Does anybody have even a guess as to how many are expected to show up?

    stay safe.
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    3 for hafnhaf.

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