Anyone interested in joining us for a day of Food, Fun, Music, Outdoor Games and Swimming etc..?
We will be barbecuing at Shepherd Lake which is right next to the Botanical Gardens in Ringwood, NJ. It is an amazing location that has a swimming area, boat rentals, fields for playing outdoor games, and tons of picnic space.
The cost to get into the parking area is $10.00 per car for NJ residents and $20.00 per car for people from out-of-state. To save on parking we will be meeting at the CVS in Ringwood and then caravan over together.
We'll meet in the CVS parking lot at 11:15am (leaving promptly at 11:30am). Address: 115 Skyline Dr., Ringwood, NJ 07456. From there, we can car pool to the park. This will not only help split the cost of entry but will also help reduce the number of cars because, sometimes the park prevents cars from coming in due to over capacity after a certain hour. Please keep this in mind if you're planning on joining us later.
*How to find us* Look for a balloon tied to the roof of a SUV in the CVS parking lot. I'll park near the lot entrance. If you meet us at Shepard Lake, look for the balloon tied to a chair. We're on the far side of the open field near the playground.
Please note: If you are not able to meet at 11:15am to carpool, come anyway!! It is a small price to pay for parking, access to the beach, and hanging out with a bunch of very cool people! Please try to come early though. The park rangers sometimes stop letting the people in if the park gets too full. This usually happens after 12pm if it does.
Since this is a "potluck picnic" we ask that everyone bring either a food item or supplies to share. Below is a list of possible items to bring. Please post a comment on the event to indicate what you will be bringing. **Before posting your item please read through the comments to see what everyone is already bringing to avoid duplication.
If you cannot bring a dish and want to join us, please contribute $10.00 towards items we'll need to purchase.
- hot dogs & buns
- hamburgers & buns
- anything else to grill
- condiments (ketchup, relish, mustard)
- lettice, cheese, onion, tomato & pickles for burgers
- veggie dishes
- "s'mores ingredients"
- paper plates & cups (no styrofoam please)
- napkins, paper towels, towelettes (hand wipes)
- disposable knifes, forks, spoons
- picnic table cloths
- other beverages
- portable grill
Other items you may want to bring include:
bathing suit, towels, sun block, bug spray, change of clothes, portable chairs, blanket, hammock, Frisbee or your favorite outdoor game, etc. If you would like to rent a boat to take on the lake make sure you bring cash! They do not accept credit cards.
We look forward to seeing you all!! This is going to be a really fun event!!
Melanie and Faith
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