URGENT INFORMATION: Do not use computer mapping or GPSr directions, they are incorrect and will land you in the WRONG PLACE. Please note these driving directions: Take I-65 to exit number 178 (SR 43). Go SOUTH on SR 43 for a short distance and then turn LEFT onto Burnett Rd. Burnett Road will "T" into 9th Street. Go RIGHT on 9th Street to Swisher Road, which will be a HARD left immediately after the Veterinary Office. Once on Swisher Road you will cross back under the Interstate and find the Park Gatehouse directly ahead.
10am - Registration
(sign the log, grab a nametag & sign up for various raffles and door prizes!)
12pm - Lunch
(see details below)
1pm - Game prizes awarded, group photo & Raffle/Auction (donations gladly accepted)
1:58pm - Clean up!
(stick around for the WWFM event immediately following the picnic event!)
Plates, plastic ware and napkins will be provided. If you would like to join in, please bring your own entree and drinks, plus a dish to share. If your last name begins with A-R, bring a side dish. If your last name begins with S-Z, bring a dessert. The shelter has limited electricity and we will provide a couple of power strips, so crock pots should not be a problem.
Closest to the Pin contest will go on from 10am until 1pm. Prizes awarded after lunch.
A get-to-know-your-neighbor "Meet & Greet" game will be available. Once your sheet is filled, turn it in for an opportunity to win a prize!
SpiderMilo's Activity Zone will be set up with a few crafts for the kids, but will be unsupervised. There is also a playground VERY near the shelter. Please keep an eye on your little ones in these areas!
We will raffle and/or auction off a few select items, and door prizes will be offered throughout the day. We encourage everyone to bring a door prize donation if possible. All donations are GREATLY appreciated.
There is an admission fee to Prophetstown State Park ($6.00 - noncommercial vehicles with Indiana license plates, $8.00 - noncommercial vehicles with out-of-state license plates, fee includes combined entrance into the park and Historic Prophetstown).
The shelter is wheelchair accessible (ADA Approved) and modern bathrooms are available nearby.
A special event pathtag will be available for purchase at the event ($3/each or 2/$5). Event shirts are now available for purchase online -- Click here!!
Special thanks to our sponsors: Cache at Night, WorldCaching, Landsharkz, My Geocaching Store, Cache Advance, FTF Magazine, GX Proxy and OtterBox.
The picnic hosts will be camping at Prophetstown, a short walk from the shelter. Camping reservations may be made through the INDNR online reservation system or by calling the park. A map of the campground will be uploaded to this cache page indicating where folks are camping. If you reserve a site, please be sure to let us know which one and we'll add you to the map. You may post your site number here as a log note or under the 2011 Spring Picnic thread in the Midwest Forums. There are also many fine hotels located in nearby Lafayette.
Note to tent campers: To preserve the grasslands when tent camping at Prophetstown, your tent must be set up on the crushed gravel pad (not in the grass). It is advised that you use metal stakes as opposed to plastic.
Other Weekend Events:
GIG on the Go: Scrabble Scramble (GC2P8H6) hosted by Jenischmeni
Post Spring Picnic Flash CITO! (GC2MK7E) hosted by ProfessorZoom
Campfire Social (GC2MVA9) hosted by Team Shydog and TankHounds
Dog Day Sunrise: Post-Picnic Rejuvination Station (GC2V7PG) hosted by tmabrey
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