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Winter Solstice Party

Winter Solstice Picnic Update:

• Arrive at Pavilion #1 after 10:00 am. You will have to pay $7 per adult for a day pass to the Park.

• The MAs will provide grilled burgers and hot dogs starting at 1:00 p.m. We will also provide buns, ketchup, mustard, plates, utensils, potato chips, and paper towels.

• If you have special dietary needs, please know that any veggie or vegan burgers may be cooked on the same grill as meat products.

• We're hoping volunteers will provide lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, and pickles.

• Please BRING A SIDE DISH to share! There are electrical outlets if you want to bring a crock pot, but you'll also need to bring an extension cord.

• Please BYOB, either alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Note that alcoholic beverages must be, ummmm, discrete. Which means in a closed container, disguised with a koozy, poured into a (self-provided) cup, etc. You must also provide your own water. (Alcohol is not allowed in Texas State Parks - so VERY discrete).

• At 3:00 p.m., we will do our white elephant gift exchange. We ask that all participants spend no more than $10 per gift. If you have a CHILD who wants to participate, please bring a child-appropriate gift. This part of the picnic is optional, but usually a lot of fun!

• More details to follow about camping.

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  • Meredyth

    If you (and yours) want to camp at Cedar Hill State Park on Friday, December 14 and/or Saturday, December 15, YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE for your site. Pre-payment allows us to reserve a block of sites so we can easily enjoy these extended celebration opportunities. Each site is $20/night; this fee includes two parking spots, running water, electrical hook-up, a grill/fire pit and, well, a place to pitch your tent(s). There are public restroom/shower facilities throughout the park.

    All payments must be made BY DECEMBER 1 via the Metroplex Atheist PAYPAL account. Visit and follow the link on the top of the homepage to make your reservations.


    e proximity to our group. PREPAYMENT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

    November 19, 2012

    • Meredyth

      • Public consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Texas state parks. If you choose to drink, please be discrete, beware of actions that might lead to a public intoxication arrest, and definitely do not drive (even between campsites). The MAs do not provide any alcoholic beverages to our guests.

      • Expect cold temperatures, so bring adequate gear and clothing.

      • Campers should also bring flashlights/headlamps, trash bags (to hang from provided hooks above ground level), water for yourselves (don't count on drinking water from the provided taps, although it is potable), outdoor extension cords (power outlets are often 20-plus feet away from your tent-pitching area), and (I reiterate) bedding/clothing to sleep comfortably in December temperatures!

      November 19, 2012

    • Meredyth

      • Check the weather before you arrive. It may rain, snow, or freeze. There are no refunds if you prepay for your campsite, because we will have already paid Cedar Hill in advance.

      • If you do not reserve a campsite in advance, you may certainly arrange one on your own through the park! However, you may be in a site that is not in close.

      November 19, 2012

  • Joy p.

    Looking forward to this party. Not an
    atheist but
    not there to preach either. Mostly learn talk fun and meet new people.

    October 28, 2012

  • Meredyth

    Also, if you are a member of the MAs, please RSVP on their page as well!

    October 22, 2012

  • Meredyth

    If you plan to camp, please let leave a comment on the MA site:

    October 22, 2012

  • Michael M.


    October 6, 2012

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