Picnic for 40s/50s/60s at Annie Louise Wilkerson park

Bring picnic items and let's celebrate Spring!  The shelter has a limit of 60, so please respect the RSVP list.  Thanks so much.  Of course, this is a public place and you can still come enjoy the park and NOT participate in the picnic. After lunch, we can enjoy several nice trails in the park.  One trail connects to the mountains-to-sea trail alongside Falls Lake for those who want a longer hike.  There will be maps available.  ALCOHOL IS NOT ALLOWED.  PETS MUST BE ON LEASHES.  WE MUST VACATE THE PICNIC SHELTER BY 1:20.

Park rules require a short, 10-minute presentation in the shelter before we begin our lunch.

I will bring ice, paper products, a few 2L soft drinks and some water.  Please bring $1 to help offset shelter rent and cost of supplies.

So we don't have just desserts or just chicken, please consider the below guidelines.  Of course, if you have a specialty, bring that, or if you have no time, bring something quick.  The important thing is to come and enjoy each other!

Last name A-H - Protein / main dishes;   Last Name I - N - Salads / vegetables

Last Name O-S - Desserts;   Last name T - Z - Chips / soft drinks

Details on parking:  Parking near the shelter is very limited but you can drive pretty close, drop off your dishes, park in the more distant lot and then walk back.  Parking is somewhat limited in the entire park, so if you want to consider carpooling, that would be great.  The Kohl's parking lot at Durant and Falls of Neuse is fairly close if you want to meet a friend and then drive in.

See you then if not before!!

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  • Alexander

    Thanks Jeanette, for a great event!

    April 29

  • Jeanette

    It was great fun. Only had 20 attend, but it was a good, friendly crowd. Met some new folks and had fun hanging out with friends. nice walk afterwards topped off the event.

    April 29

  • Ricka

    A great picnic on a great day after a stormy night.

    April 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    I "never" give 5 stars to anything on the theory that you have to leave room for the exceptional. This was exceptional.

    April 26

  • Dani

    Great time. Could not ask for better weather. Thanks Jeanette.

    April 26

  • Glenn

    Thanks again, Jeanette. It was nice to meet everyone.
    See you at the dance!

    April 26

  • Vicky B.

    Beautiful day, good food. Met a lot of nice people. Thanks, Jeanette

    April 26

  • Kathy D.

    Thanks Jeanette! It was a beautiful day and was a great idea to get together for a picnic! Let's do it again!

    April 26

  • Norman

    Had an excellent time and the weather couldn't be better.

    April 26

  • Laura

    Running very late, on my way now. Anybody still there?

    April 26

  • Kent

    Would now be too late coming from an am conference at UNC--so changed to no.

    April 25

  • Jeanette

    Sorry for not responding to specific questions earlier. Have been out of town visiting family focusing on other things. Now it's time for some fun!! It looks like great weather. yes, everything should be cooked. No plans for grilling. And, bringing a 12-year old is perfectly fine - there is no alcohol and it's a public place, although I would think he'd be bored. Look forward!

    April 24

  • Pam E.

    Am recovering from surgery & have finals next week. Am going to skip this one. Have fun.

    April 23

  • Lisa D

    Sorry Everyone, New to the Raleigh area and suffering
    from Allergies- having difficulty breathing if outdoors. I hope this will not be a problem next year.

    April 22

    • Lisa G.

      Oh yes....every year. Pollen season. Everything is yellow. Sorry. Carolina in the Pines! Hope it gets better for you.

      April 22

  • Dian

    Change of plans and have to go out of town. Hate I'm going to miss it.

    April 21

  • Greg

    Is anyone bringing their kids? I've got my 12 year old for the weekend.

    April 20

  • Larry C.

    under my name it says to bring protein/main dish so everything should be cooked already correct

    April 18, 2014

  • Luz

    Im so sorry to change my plans. Have to work that day. Have fun and enjoy the day.

    April 9, 2014

  • Connie

    Thank you for organizing a fun springtime event! Picnics are always fun! :) Now I will be thinking of a great main dish to prepare!

    2 · April 6, 2014

  • Mary W.

    Sounds like fun. I have a mud run with my daughter that day. Hope you plan another

    April 4, 2014

  • Luz

    Very good idea to start this spring...ready to enjoy the good company and off course, the beautiful weather.

    April 4, 2014

  • Harry G.

    Nice quiet place; took some really great photo's last year of birds & nature.

    March 7, 2014

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