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Vegan/Vegetarian Group Summer Picnic @ Highbanks Park!

  • Aug 18, 2012 · 5:00 PM
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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

Time: 5:00pm

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.

Additional Notes:

*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).

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  • Megan

    The white cupcakes with chocolate frosting were amazing! Could whoever baked them share the recipe? Thanks!

    August 20, 2012

    • Loretta Z.

      The delicious white cupcakes with fancy ganashe and a mint sprig on top were created by Shelley Martin owner of Cake Flower. website: www.cakeflower.com

      August 21, 2012

    • Loretta Z.

      Shelley is pictured here, on the right, with me and my husband, Mark. http://www.meetup.com...­]

      August 21, 2012

  • Jane H.

    thanks Jenifer.

    A lot more people than 45 attended..at least 85 to 90 or more . You might want to revise the count. (see wasn't you after all:)

    August 20, 2012

    • Jane H.

      oh you're right,. Priya, I forgot that factor. Nice crowd

      August 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, it was great to have the two groups join together, and almost all the food was vegan. Looking forward to the next potluck.

      August 20, 2012

  • Jennifer

    Jane, I believe that particular shelter was $75.00 for 3-4 hours. I really liked it too! :)

    August 20, 2012

  • Jane H.

    Would you be able to tell me about how much it costs to rent that shelter> it was very nice, I wanted to ask you or Dan but did not get a chance.

    August 20, 2012

  • Andrew

    Had a nice time at my first meetup - good food and lots of friendly people. Special thanks to Jennifer and the other nice people that I met!

    August 19, 2012

  • Pete

    had a great time meeting everyone

    August 19, 2012

  • Drake

    Quite an enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and I enjoyed meeting everyone.

    August 19, 2012

  • Megan

    It was really relaxed and everyone was friendly. The location was ideal and the food was amazing.

    August 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There should be more stars, as 5 stars is not enough to describe the fun I had at this event. Met some amazing people! With very high vibrations.

    August 19, 2012

  • Jennifer

    Anything is possible!! :)

    July 28, 2012

  • Strega_Dave

    Highbanks is also rich in Native American history. The park contains two Adena Indian burial mounds and a prehistoric earthwork. Maybe we could go on a trail walk after the event?

    1 · July 14, 2012

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