NoVAGO’s Summer Heat in the Forest
Saturday, July 16th, 2011
10 AM - 1 PM (or later)
Prince William Forest Park
Keep checking back
for updates as things change from time to time!
Summer is in full swing, and so is NoVAGO!! Come join us for a
full day of fun, good food, stories, a Silent Auction, and a
guaranteed good time!! Everyone is invited - newcomers, old timers,
makes no difference if you have 1 geocache find or 10,000...we'd
love to see you there! And you certainly do not have to be a NoVAGO
Member to attend (we'll work on getting you to join after you arrive)
The event will be at the NPS property of Prince William Forest Park, specifically at the Telegraph Road Pavilion. This is a very large pavilion with at least 5 grills available. There is more than enough parking even if this event breaks a record for NoVAGO attendence.
||per vehicle, 7 consecutive days
||per person walk-in, bike in or per motor cycle (also 7 days)
||Annual Pass, provides entry for pass holder and occupants of a single personal vehicle (capacity of 14 passengers or less).
In addition, NoVAGO has reserved a number of campsites for the evening "BEFORE" the event. More information to follow on how to reserve campsites. They will be first come, first serve.
10:00 Arrive and Sign-In
10:30 Ice Breaker and Mingling
11:30 Lunch is Served
12:30 Silent Auction results
1:00 til ? Visiting, caching, etc..
SILENT AUCTION INFORMATION
NoVAGO charges no membership dues, so we hold one Silent Auction
each year to defray the costs of website hosting, pavilion rentals,
the entrée at our seasonal events, etc. Please note that cash is
the only thing we can accept, so if you see something you like
below, and plan to bid....please bring extra cash with you to the
event. We cannot take IOUs, checks, or credit cards.
Some of the great items from past Silent Auctions were: - Travel
Bugs and Coins - GPS Receivers - Geocaching Software - Ready-made
caches (from micro to regular/large) - Handmade Hiking Staffs -
FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radios - Silva Compass - AND some awesome intangible
items that included: - Guided (CO) cache hunts with a popular local
cacher - Hints to puzzle cache of your choice (several owners) -
Tutorial Session (one-on-one) for Geocaching software. Be sure to
get your bids in, these items will go fast!
We are still soliciting contributions of items and time for our
fund-raiser, if you have an item you wish to donate to the Silent
Auction please contact networkcacher prior to July 16th so the
Auction Catalog can be updated.
View the Auction Catalog at the NoVAGO forums, Silent Auction Primer
POT LUCK DONATIONS
Enjoy a really delicious potluck lunch provided by various
cachers in the area. When you post your "Will Attend" log, please
post the food/drink/condiment item you plan to bring. If you don't
know right away, please post it as the event gets closer so we can
keep track of who is bringing what and try to fill in holes. A list
(below) will be updated periodically for you to see what others are
bringing. No dish, dessert or drink will get turned away! All food
is welcome! Items currently on the list are:
Hamburgers and Hotdogs - NoVAGO
babawooziedah-Mexican Summer Salad
RabidRaccoons-Sweet Potato Potato Salad
Charcoal, fluid, grill tools, plates, flatware, chips, and water
1. There will be a few caches available during the event,
with more to be available later in the day after the event.
Yes, there will be geocaches in the National Park!!!!!
There is also "Locust Shade Park" nearby with a large amount of geocaches available.
2. If you don't want to sit at one of the picnic tables,
you're welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc.
3. If you bring Travel Bugs or Geocoins, please exchange them
amongst yourselves rather than leave them on a table for trading.
They tend to get lost that way and we all know how frustrating that
4. Feel free to take photos during the event and add them to the
event page in your logs! You can also post them to the gallery on
our website after the event.
5. We may also hold a raffle for those who do not wish to
participate in the Silent Auction...and then only if there is
enough support for a raffle. If you have something to donate to the
raffle bring it and pass it to one of them NoVAGO officers. You can
also contact NoVAGO through our profile link at the top of this
6. Please keep this Event on your Watch List, and check back
often for any updates.
.................AS ALWAYS...A GOOD TIME IS GUARANTEED!!!