HCCO Annual Summer Picnic

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012 Time: 5pm-9pm

Location: Shagbark Shelter inside Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park (see map below).

Directions: Battelle Darby Creek is located on the southwest corner of Columbus. From I-270, take the West Broad Street (U.S. 40) exit west. Go about 5 miles on Broad Street and turn left on Darby Creek Drive. Main entrance is about 3 miles on the right. Come in the main entrance and we’ll be in the Shagbark area, at the end of the road and just to your left.

Maps: Park Map and Park Description

Shelter Description and Visuals: Infos here.

Who Should Come: Everyone! We have a shelter reserved and plenty of covered tables, so let’s get together with all of our friends!  Feel free to bring family & friends as well!  This is the perfect opportunity to meet others, make new friends, and get to know others at a fun and laid back summer picnic!

We provide: beverages, ice, condiments, cooking tools, coals, hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, & buns.

What You Should Bring:

  • A dish to share: Last name beginning with A-L bring an appetizer, M-Z a dessert.
  • Your own reusable place setting
  • Any outdoor games or table games to share.

Who do we RSVP to? RSVP the number of people in attending by August 8 to [masked].

Activities: The Shagbark Shelter boasts covered picnic tables for 100+, a giant grill, a large serving counter, restrooms and is adjacent to several hiking trails.  We’ll enjoy a delicious pot luck picnic with food, fun, conversation, games, and a great afternoon/evening with friends new and old.

Kids Activities:Special Kids' activities by Camp Quest (www.campquest.org)

Volunteering:We’ll need some help with this party. We’ll need assistance with the following:Setup, Tear down, and an official grill cook

Cost: Nothing, but this would be a good time to renew your membership or become a member. We’ll be collecting membership dues . Bring check or cash. Membership dues help HCCO pay for events like the Annual Summer picnic and general operating costs. If you’d rather join online, click here.

Pets: They are permitted in the Shagbark area as well as the Wagtail Trail as long as they are on a leash no longer then 6 ft.  Dogs are also permitted on the roadways.

Carpooling: Do you need a ride or have room to spare? If you're in the Columbus area, please mention this in your RSVP!

Also, anyone between Mansfield and Columbus can email midohioatheists@facebook.com or call [masked] and leave a message. I can' t promise we will be able to accommodate everyone, but we will do our best.


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  • Jason H.

    Had a great time. Good food and great company!

    August 18, 2012

  • Doug B.

    Excellent time with some great people. Weather was almost perfect.

    August 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a great time!

    August 13, 2012

  • Annastacia H.

    Good food, and a fun crowd.
    It would have been nice to have a few physical activities for the adults, even a frisbee or something

    August 13, 2012

  • Heidi B

    Ryan, Zea and I had a great time! It was so nice meeting so many people who think like we do, and Zea loved the kids activities. Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming!!

    August 13, 2012

  • John

    My friend Mary is also coming but I can't add any more in the RSVP areas...

    1 · August 11, 2012

    • HCCO C.

      Well rsvps closed, so we could have an accurate number for buying food. It also says in the description you can email me. ;) I'll add a +1 for you.

      August 11, 2012

  • Diana C.

    The rsvps closed an hour and a half ago, but I'm planning to come. I'll try to bring some other Columbus State heathens with me; we'll see how that goes.

    1 · August 9, 2012

  • Michael

    Excited to come visit! Can't wait!

    1 · August 8, 2012

  • HCCO C.

    Feedback for Dogs: They are permitted in the Shagbark area as well as the Wagtail Trail as long as they are on a leash no longer then 6 ft. Dogs are also permitted on the roadways.

    July 16, 2012

  • Jeff

    BDCMP is very woodsy, so I recommend bug spray.

    1 · July 15, 2012

  • HCCO C.

    Good Question! Give me a couple of days and I'll have an answer for you.

    July 9, 2012

  • Jack

    Will it be dog friendly or should we leave the pets at home?

    July 8, 2012

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