12 August 2010

Flotilla 76 Picnic at Columbia Park


Whom: Flotilla 76 members, alumni, families, friends and distinguished guests

What: Flotilla 76 Annual Picnic

When: SUNDAY, August 22, 2010 – 11:00 ‘til ? Catering served from 1:00 until about 4:00

Where: Latitude: 45 degrees/ 34 minutes/ 41.73 seconds North,

Longitude: 122 degrees/ 42 minutes/ 40.98 seconds West

Columbia Park, Area G (near N. Lombard and N Woolsey)

This is a huge and gorgeously maintained park in residential north Portland. It does not have a dedicated parking lot, but it is surrounded by residential streets. It is filled with giant trees which heavily shade the green velvet lawns, has a large ballfield, tennis courts, a horseshoe pitch, a gigantic playground and an indoor swimming pool. This is the pool we used for Boat Crew/Coxswain Academy PPE swim test last winter. Site G is close to the street and conveniently close to the restrooms.

Folks who call Gary Bell (at 503 987 1173, voice mail – leave your name, phone and number of hungry guests) by Tuesday August 17 can order Savortooth Catering for $8.00 each, which will include:

Traeger BBQ chicken quarters,
Red potato and bacon salad,
Italian pasta salad
Corn-sickles with melted butter or chipotle-lime mayonnaise
BBQ beans
Iced tea
Disposable plates, cups, utensils and napkins will be provided of course.

NOTE: At that price we won’t be able to make a huge amount of extra food for undecided folks, so if you want to come through the catering line, PLEASE call us by August 17! (I will make a little extra for unexpected guests, but I won't tell you how much, so try to get your RSVP in, and before the 17th when I finalize my food order is best).

You can pay for the catering at the picnic.

Of course you can bring your own food too!!

Everyone is encouraged to BRING Picnic Appetizers, Assorted Munchies and/or Fabulous Desserts TO SHARE. Gary’s catering partner (and wife) ADMIRAL CANDY will judge any appetizer and dessert entries you’d care to submit – the winning family will get a custom dinner cruise on their power catamaran Stray Cat.

Beverages: BRING YOUR OWN. Please be discrete with adult beverages and no table dancing or fist fights.

Speaking of tables, there are TEN picnic tables at our site.

Of course if you want to fit out a family spot on the lawn you will need to bring your own lawn hairs, blankets, coolers and the like.

HELP! We need a little help. Can we get a couple of volunteers to organize adult and kid activities and games and someone with a pickup truck to fetch the chicken from West Linn?

Uniform is strictly civilian clothes. This is a public park, so clothing is required at all times.

We will leave the grounds in perfect order. Garbage cans and bags will be available. Families are encouraged to dispose of their own trash, relieving ADMIRAL CANDY of the need to pay for quite as much trash at the St. Johns Garbage Transfer Site.