It's Almost Summer Picnic!
As always this event is open to any and all Geocachers.
We are doing the summer picnic early again this year, and we have picked out a really special place for the event this year. We will be at the Fort Nissqually Picnic Shelter, at the Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. Come early there are lots of caches right here in the park plus many other activities including the Zoo.
Location: Fort Nissqually Picnic Shelter, in Point Defiance Park
N 47 18.229 W 122 31.982
Date: Saturday June 3rd, 2017
Time: 2PM - 6PM
The Early Bird Drawing: Post your will attend before midnight on Saturday May 27th and your name will be entered into the drawing for the early bird prize. Please note the number of folks you will be bring in your log, that will determine the number of entries you will receive for this drawing.
The WSGA Members Drawing: Bring your current 2017 WSGA badge to the event, show it at the welcome table to be entered into a drawing for an extra special gift as a thank you for supporting WSGA. If you're not a WSGA member we encourage you to support club sponsored events like this one by signing up online or in person at a WSGA event. Please note that you must have your 2017 badge with you or you must sign up at this event in order to be in this drawing.
Raffle: There will be a general raffle for various items that all attendees may participate in. Prizes, including cache containers, swag, coins and a stuffed animal or two.
(If you would like to donate a item to the raffle please let one of us know)
Geocache Camo Challenge: This year we will have Geocache Camo Challenge contest. Bring in your best camo'd cache container and enter it into the contest. Attendies will vote on which container is the best one and the winner will recieve an ammo box loaded with goodies including an unactivated trackable coin. You can create a new container to enter into the contest or alternatively if your best camo'd container is already in use you can submit a picture along with the GC# of the cache, if you have choosen to submit a picture it must be your container that you camo'd, not a cache that you have found.
There will be a Trackable / Coin exchange area
Additional activity: The Nissqually picnic shelter is located inside the point defiance park. Come spend the morning at the zoo, or finding a few of the many caches located inside the park, or spend sometime with your geo-dog at the off leash dog park just a short distance from the picnic.
Theme: Since we are at Point Defiance Park this year, and it is best known for the zoo, we thought that it would be fun to have a zoo theme, but not just any zoo theme we want to have fun zoo theme, so it's going to be Mythical Zoo this year. Feel free to bring a potluck item that fits theme or if you feel like it you could even dress the part! A few mythical zoo creatures might be Dragons, Unicorns, Pink Elephants, Jackalopes and much more.
Picnicking: Besides whats in the shelter there are many more tables right next to the shelter that we can spread out on. As always it might be a good idea to bring along favorite chair, if you want to be sure of having a comfortable place to sit.
Food & Drink: We'll have hamburgers, and hot dogs on the grill, plus all the fixin's. For beverages we will have soda, water and ice. This is a potluck so please bring a dish, side dish, or desert to share.
Potluck Food List:
Below is a list of food and some ideas of what to bring for the potluck. Please let us know what your bringing in your log and we'll add you to the list. There is only a limted amount of power in the shelter so if you plan to bring something requiring power such as a crockpot it would be best to mention that in your log.
Hot Dogs - WSGA
Hamburgers - WSGA
Buns - WSGA
Pasta Salad -
Pistachio / Marshmallow Salad -
Frog Eyes (Italian Pasta Salad) -
Jumbo Potato Salad -
Broccolini Salad -
Fruit Salad -
Bean Salad -
Baked Beans -
Deviled Eggs -
Fruits Tray -
Vegetable tray -
Green salad -
Macaroni Salad -
Cole Slaw -
Corn on the cob -
Your idea -
Homemade Chocolate chip cookies -
Ice Cream -
Your idea! -
Soda (exact list coming) - WSGA
Water - WSGA
Sweat Tea -
Your Idea (No alcohol allowed) -
Bannana Bread -
Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Relish) - WSGA
Burger toppings (Cheese, Pickles, Tomato, Lettuce ect) -
Plates, bowls, cups, napkins, utensils - WSGA
Parking Information: Please be aware that there is only a limited amount of parking at the shelter (42 spots) and it is a shared lot for the Fort Nissqually Museum, the shelter we will be at, as well as the off leash dog park. There may also be some addition street parking available. The bottom line is that parking may get little tricky, depending on how busy the other nearby places are. Please consider carpooling and arriving early if possible. If you cannot find a spot in the lot or prefer to walk in from another part of the park, please feel free to briefly double park in the area closest to the shelter while you drop off any potluck items or other things that want to have with you at the picnic.
Volunteers needed: We need one or preferably two people that enjoy grilling and would like to cook and monitor the potluck area, message WSGA Puget Sound, SirKarp or post in your log if you'd like to do some of the cooking. However I want to mention that we won't be strapping you to the grill, we'll take turns so no one will be stuck cooking the entire time.
Additionally we can always use a volunteer or two to help with setup and / or take down. Message WSGA Puget Sound, Sirkarp or post in your log if you'd like to volunteer.
RSVP: When you log your will attend, please make sure to let us know in your log what you will be bringing for food to the potluck. We will add your name to the list and what you bringing. This will help to increase the variety of food available.
Additional information: There is no Alcohol allowed at the event. There is NO parking or day use fee for attendees. There is water at the shelter, as well as power, and the restrooms are nearby. Your well behaved Geo-dog is welcome at the picnic per-park rules on a leash.
Your WSGA membership is what makes events like this and others possible. If you enjoy attending these events please support us by joining or renewing your WSGA membership. Thank you.
| This event is sponsored by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington State Geocaching Association. If you are a geocacher in the state of Washington, please consider joining WSGA. See the WSGA website for details.