Join us for the Nineth Annual Freethinkers' Picnic!
We will be at Pavilion #4 this year, located in Marty Snook Park in Halfway. The picnic will be held rain or shine.
Our pavilion includes restrooms, a play area for kids, volley ball and horseshoe provisions, two grills, electric outlets, privacy, and plenty of parking.
OPEN TO ALL LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE. Not a member of our group, but like to spend time with like-minded people? You're invited! Pease RSVP here or email [masked].
Feel free to comment below with what you plan to bring if you'd like to try to avoid duplicating efforts. Worst case scenario, we'll order pizza! 😉
Note that we have to pay $60 to use the pavilion and surrounding park. Also, this year Mike C. has volunteered to purchase the hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, and fixings so that everyone else can bring a truly pot luck item. As a result, there will be a small fee to defray the costs. The more people we have attending, the lower the cost per person. Please bring some cash, perhaps $10 a person, for when we pass the "collection plate" to reimburse Ed and Mike C.
Our reservation begins at 5:00PM, and some of us will arrive then to begin setting up and cooking. Feel free to arrive when it is convenient to you. We are allowed to stay until dusk.
Directions kindly provided by Ed
From Hagerstown - Follow Virginia Ave. (Rt. 11 S.) at City Park to Halfway Blvd. intersection. Turn left at traffic signal. Go about ¼ mi. to Park entrance. Turn right into Park, continue past 2 ball fields on left and follow the signs to Pavilion #4.
From I-70 West (Frederick or South Wash.Co.) - Use Exit 28 (Rt.632[Downsvi lle Pike]/Hagerstow n). Continue through traffic signal to Park entrance on left and proceed in the Park as above.
From Chambersburg - On I 81 S., use Exit 5A to Halfway. Proceed up grade which becomes Halfway Blvd. Stay in middle lane. Proceed thru first traffic signal (Massey Blvd.); continue thru next signal at York Rd and past Western Sizzlin’ Steak House on rt.; go thru next signal (Va. Ave (Rt. 11 S.) and continue to Park entrance on rt. - about ¼ mi. Proceed thru Park as directed above.
From Williamsport - Travel Rt.11 (Va. Ave.) North to Halfway Blvd. Turn rt.; travel about ¼ mi. to Park entrance and proceed as directed above.