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IIAC Collaboration Campout and Community Potluck
February 24 @ 5:00 pm - February 26 @ 12:00 pmFree
Sometimes you have to be there in person to make final plans. A huge thank you again to Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum for always opening its doors to us. This is an opportunity for our key leaders of the IIAC event to get familiar with the facilities and look at the details we need in order to finalize our event. We want to invite the public to come out. Don’t be shy, this is how we build friendships in the community. Would you like a mini getaway this weekend? Come and camp. If you can only stay a few hours come Saturday morning for breakfast 8 am to 10 am (we keep the fire going) or dinner 6 pm for a community potluck. Please RSVP here or connect with our Facebook messenger to our IIAmericas facebook page or email Annette Anderson at email@example.com and let us know you are coming. We will email or text you with more details. Camping starts as early as Friday at 5 pm but you can come in to camp up until midnight, someone will be there to make sure you get situated and we will head home Sunday by noon. Saturday morning breakfast and Saturday night dinner are provided. We would love for people to bring something for the side dishes Saturday night. The main meal will be Buffalo Chili (not too spicy) cornbread, and buffalo dogs. Bring your own sodas, tea, and if camping a gallon of drinking water. We will have ice, cooking pots, and pans, utensils. As a committee, we try to be environmentally conscious when we camp so bring your own plate, bowl, hot drink cup, cold drink cup, and utensils. Most of us just bring old silverware, insulated cups that can work as a bowl, and a metal pie pan, nothing fancy. We will have condiments, salt pepper those kinds of things. We are going to camp across the walk bridge so when you enter the museum drive follow it and park near the creek behind the blacksmith shop. We will have a couple of pull wagons to help carry your items. Need some help with equipment? Let Annette know by Thursday night. We have several extra tents, sleeping bags, etc. Be sure to bring extra blankets and a pad to put under you such as a yoga mat, Being off the ground is important for warmth. Dress according to the weather and always have a raincoat or poncho for rain. Extra shoes and a complete change of clothes at night so you stay warm. We will be out there rain or shine. They have an indoor pavilion if needed. We will have paper towels and will bring toilet paper as a donation to the museum. Bathrooms are indoor flushing potties as well as porta johns. Some of us may bring our solar showers and test them out. Bring baby wipes or an old fashion wash rag works fine, we will all smell like smoke anyways. Please limit animals on this trip because of the Memorial service, barking or other problems might be distracting for their event.
*** last mention. If the weather is going to be cold remember to bring a warm hat, gloves, and several layers of clothing. Being comfortable, especially in the cold mornings and evenings makes camping more fun. Many people have heard Annette harp that at night you should remove all the clothes you wore during the day from top to bottom and put on clean clothes. We don’t notice our sweat when it is cold but it will settle in the clothes and increase our feelings of cold. Bring extra clothes also in case of rain and socks especially. That is all for now!
Annette can be reached by text at 972-814-0164. Keep that number handy to let her know when you think you will arrive in camp. Be sure and identify yourself so she knows who is who. Can’t wait to see everyone. Artists, food vendors, Indigenous Market, Dancers Drummers, Volunteers we want you all!!!
PLEASE NOTE, IF COMING ON SATURDAY BE SURE AND ARRIVE BEFORE 12:30PM OR AFTER 4PM. The original plan was for our organization to be represented at a 100th birthday party for one of the longest-living Law Enforcement Officer, Mr. Bill Hardin. Sadly Mr. Hardin passed away 2 weeks before his birthday so the family is going to switch gears and have the memorial and Celebration of Life at the Museum. This is an opportunity to honor this man who served Ft. Worth and other law enforcement agencies for decades. Our organization is going to honor him by attending his memorial and Celebration of Life service along with many dignitaries from across the state and directly from the Governor’s office. We want to promote our event by being present. If you would also like to attend with us be sure and bring something nice like your ribbon shirts and skirts for the services from 1 to 4 pm.
Friday night, Bring your own dinner and drinks (no alcohol, see our flyer) visit and meet everyone
Saturday 8 am to 10 am Community Breakfast
10am Event planning around the campfire
11am Walk about and explore the grounds
12 pm Lunch on our own (maybe pack sandwiches or something simple -breakfast will probably fill you up!)
1pm Memorial service and Celebration of Life
4pm Enjoy the land
6pm Community Potluck Brink side dishes, your favorite drinks