Vegan / Vegetarian Group Summer Picnic!
Mark your calendars now for the Vegan & Vegetarian Group Summer Picnic!
On Saturday, August 18th, at 5:00pm, both the Vegan and Vegetarian Groups will be getting together (Yay!) for this annual summer tradition! This year our summer picnic will be held at beautiful Highbanks Park! Complete details are provided below:
Date: Saturday, August 18th
Location: Mansion Shelter in Highbanks Park (see specific info and directions at the bottom of this announcement)
Bring: Please bring the following items with you:
*Vegan main dish, side dish, or dessert to share (with ingredients list)
*Note: If you are not sure what's vegan and what's not, here is a good resource: http://www.vegfamily.com/lists/animal-ingredients.htm
*Place setting for yourself and each guest -- plate, fork,spoon, cup, napkin, etc. (a great way to cut down on disposables)
*Beverage for yourself and each guest
*$1 per individual / $2 per family to cover the cost of the shelter *
Optional: Lawn chair, horse shoes, Frisbees, outdoor games, etc.
*f you are a member of both the vegan and vegetarian group, please be sure to only sign up once.
*If you know what you’re going to bring, be sure to include it when you RSVP
*Since we have a shelter reserved, this event will be “rain or shine” Hope you can join us!
This should be a GREAT way to wrap up summer and enjoy a DELICIOUS meatless summer picnic with some WONDERFUL people.
Jennifer / Dan
Other Info & Links: Directions: From I-270, take U.S. 23 north about 3 miles. Entrance is on the left, just before Powell Road. Once you enter the park, the shelter areas will be on your right. We’ll be in the Mansion Shelter, which is located on the right. We’ll have our own parking area. http://www.metroparks.net/MapHighbanks.aspx
Highbanks Park Info:
Highbanks is named for its massive 100-foot high shale bluffs that tower over the Olentangy State Scenic River. Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines extending into the eastern part of the park. Ohio and Olentangy shales, often containing outstanding examples of large concretions, are exposed on the bluff face and sides of the ravines. This area has been designated a National Natural Landmark. Visitors will see outstanding examples of oak-hickory, beech-maple and flood plain hardwood forests as they hike the park's 11 miles of trails. Highbanks is also rich in Native American history. The park contains two Adena Indian burial mounds and a prehistoric earthwork.
Mansion Shelter House: Seating capacity is 100 (80 inside and 20 outside). Shelter has two large grills, electricity, stone fireplace, four x 20-foot picnic tables, access to play area, drinking fountain, a horseshoe pit, and restrooms (shared with the Northern Shelter).