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9/22/08 2:20 P

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Our Team Picnic was a great time! I had so much fun planning & preparing & eating & socializing & eating & eating... Huge THANK YOUs to everyone who attended! And for those of you who couldn't make it- we definitely will do this again!

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9/21/08 6:39 P

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Becky,

Here's a little Thank You Treat ... Enjoy!!!
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9/21/08 11:21 A

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Becky, Thanks for all your hard work on the picnic. For those that couldn't make it, there was a Spark sign with streamers and balloons and prizes too. There were 6 of us from the Erie Sparkers, along with our significant others. Good food & good times were had by all. I look forward to our next get together.

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Thank You for all your picnic efforts ... we had a great time! It was fun to get together and compare stories, get to know each other, We will have to do it again sometime.
It's been suggested we think about getting together again for a hockey game, or maybe Jr's Last Laugh. If anyone has any more ideas let us know ... we would love to plan a party!



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9/20/08 6:58 A

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Which picnic area are you planning on going too?

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Does anyone know if dogs are allowed at the picnic area at the Zoo?

I was so excited to see the weather forecast for Saturday ... sunny and mid 70's. You couldn't ask for more.

Becky you might want to send an e-mail to our Erie Sparker group to remind everyone about the picnic. I can't wait to meet some of our members ... I plan to have some team info available for everyone, explaining how the challenges work and asking for suggestions for things we can try on our next challenges.

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9/10/08 12:02 P

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Keep talking up our picnic, Elaina! emoticon I'm so excited- I can't wait! I love a good party!

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I've been spark mailing with Shelley & Sherry and they both plan on coming to the picnic on the 20th. Sherry said that she could probably only stay for about an hour, but it'll still be great to meet everyone! ! !

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9/8/08 8:48 P

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I made the Spark Recipe for Sunshine Rice before & it was awesome! I think I'm gonna make that for one of my picnic dishes!

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Becky,

Everything sounded great ... I can't wait. I'm thinking about a couple of recipes ... have one I want to try before bringing ... I'll let you know how it turns out.

Since I'm not working now ... I don't see any problem with helping you set up for the picnic. I sure hope the weather hangs in there for a couple more weeks!

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I'm looking forward to it. I'm going to make southwest chili, YUMMY ! ! !

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Hope everyone checks their Spark Mail! The details have been sent out! Let me know if I missed anything!

I know I will need a few volunteers to help set up. Any takers?!?

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I'm gonna put the picnic on my calendar but FIL might be in town from Illinois that weekend, he hasn't decided which weekend he's coming yet. Hopefully I can meet some of you!

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Theresa, If you can join us at the picnic, by all means come! And as for walking, would you be able to meet some of us in Edinboro sometime? We could walk around the lake or the campus, or even just around town, and it would be pretty central for most of us. I can't think of anyplace in C.S. that we could walk, but it's been a while since I spent much time over there.

So let us know what your schedule is, and when you'd be available. Anxious to get to meet you.


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Hi you guys
I just joined your group not to long ago and did sign up for the challenge in september.Unsure about the picnic cause I already yurned in my avails for my job and I do not have what days they will work me. I do wish to meet you all though. Like I said I live in cambridge springs area but would love to get to know others willing to walk and do things with.

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I marked the 20th on my calendar; now I just have to remember to tell hubby.

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9/1/08 2:54 P

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ErieSparkers Team/Family Picnic
Saturday, September 20, 2008
4:00pm- ?

Thinking Glenwood Park would be best- central location, no fee, playground, covered pavilions.

Volunteers needed for stake out & set up!

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Sounds like someone would have to go early, and stake out a table or two...


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Yes, Glenwood Park behind the Zoo. We've had a few picnics there this year and yes it's free. It's first come - first serve, they do not take reservations.

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Are you suggesting Glenwood Park behind the Zoo? That would be a nice spot too! (Especially if it's free!)

Joy, I'm just the zookeeper for my hordes at home! Mostly cats, but I LOVE them! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Becky, I spent all day at the zoo on Friday, and I didn't see you anywhere!!!! Thought you were the zookeeper! LOL


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The zoo is free. There's a covered pavillion with electricity. I would think around 4:00 most people would be leaving for the day, especially the end of September. It's a first come first serve basis.

I wouldn't mind a drive to Albion, it's not that far.

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There are 2 nice buildings at the Albion Park, one with a fireplace, etc. but there is a fee. There are also several covered pavilions, again with a fee, but not as much. Not that anyone would want to drive to Albion...


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I think there is a covered pavilion with a fireplace at the GE Grounds if you know anyone that works at GE ... another choice would be Shades Beach. Most covered pavilions do have electric now. STERIS used to have the ERA grounds across from them on West 23rd Street. I'm not sure who purchased the grounds ... probably Spectrum Molding Division (I think they are a part of Spectrum Control) that is right beside them. You might want to check there. They have an indoor/outdoor facilities with a fireplace ... and a play area for kids.

You might want to send out a Team Email to see if anyone else knows of a good place to hold our picnic and if needed do they have memberships to help us get in.

Most places ask for a deposit ... but some will return that if the area is taken care of and they don't have to hire someone to come in and clean it up. I know during the week Scott Park is available to anyone ... but you need to book it for the weekend.

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8/24/08 12:39 P

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Is anyone a member of Presque Isle Rotary? That pavillion could be ideal!

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8/24/08 12:38 P

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Ideally, I'd like to get some place with at least a pavillion. Electric would be nice, but a public pavillion without a fee would be best! I'll start checking into those places Lynn just suggested.

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Just keep in mind, if we're doing this the end of Sept. we could have beautiful weather, or we could have snow.....I mean, cold and rain.... emoticon emoticon


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Presque Isle, Scott Park, McKean Community Park, Asbury Barn picnic shelter, Zuck Park, I'm sure there are more choices. You might have to call a few and see if they have availability on either of the Saturday's you were thinking about. I also don't know what sort of a fee they charge.

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Any suggestions for location? That's the next point to plan!

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Don't worry, Shelley! I'll be needing lots of help as this progresses! You'll be first on my list! emoticon

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sounds good to me, let me know if you need help with anything.

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I think an afternoon/early dinner time would be best. I will have to ref both Saturdays, but would be done by 4pm on both days.

How would a 4pm picnic work for everyone?

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emoticon I'll have to work both Saturdays ... but don't worry ... I am out by 3. If you have a lunch/early afternoon picnic I will be able to stop when I'm finished. By then I'll be ready for some good picnic food! emoticon

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Both of these dates are good for me, and Cathy I can give you a ride to. No problem there.

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Both of those dates sound wonderful.
If someone in or near Wesleyville could give me a ride, just about anyWHERE would be agreeable.

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G'morning, Either of those dates works for me as of right now. I'm not scheduled to judge a flower show or anything, so I hope I'm good to go! emoticon


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Possible dates: Saturday 9/20 or Saturday 9/27. Any thoughts???

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Becky, No suggestions come to mind as of yet, but I wanted to tell you I am unavailable from Sept. 8 thru the 13th. I'm in charge of the flower show at the Albion Fair, and I'm usually there all day and half the night, all week. Come to the fair, and we can walk around and have some dinner... emoticon


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Here it is, everyone! THE place to make your suggestions & post your ideas for our team picnic!

My goal is to collect ideas & suggestions until next Friday (8/29). By that time, we should have a date, time, place picked out so that everyone can add the ErieSparkers Team Picnic to their schedules! After that, we can turn our attention from suggestions to implementation!

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