Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

Location?

Knoebels
16
28%
Private picnic area in rural setting for a day
15
26%
Private picnic area in rural setting with Campground facilities
17
30%
Catering Hall
9
16%
 
Total votes : 57

Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:08 am

Where should we have this? Generally speaking the regional area will of course be somewhere in NEPA.There's lots of options here.

The first option is Knoebel's. Knoebels is family amusement park. They have picnic areas with pavilions where you can bring your own food or have it catered, camping sites, free parking, free admission to the park and you pay per ride etc. there is ticket packages available starting at $500 at a 20% discount so if there is enough people interested in the tickets I can get a pretty good deal. They also have two of the top rated wooden roller coasters in the world. Note that there is no alcoholic beverages permitted at the pavilions or in the park. They are allowed in the camping area.

http://www.knoebels.com/index.php
Richard S.
 
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: steamup On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:34 pm

My thought is a hall or indoor venue would be weather independent. No need to worry about time of year.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:38 pm

steamup wrote:My thought is a hall or indoor venue would be weather independent. No need to worry about time of year.


If it's outside there will be a tent/pavilion or some kind of cover.
Richard S.
 
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Phil May On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:45 pm

How about my shop. If I ever get the 700 installed.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:50 pm

Well Phil I have a few places I could do this. There is the river where we had a it a few years ago, the bonus there is Dave's (from Leisure Line) father has a place almost right next door and the two people in between are very accommodating. There is acres there but if there is more than 30 people I'll need a tent.

Another option is my house, 1200 sq foot garage and another 1200 in the basement, all concrete. ;) Basement is semi finished. The yard is enormous and this place is just begging for a massive party.

....we'll get to that when we get to it.
Richard S.
 
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Phil May On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:58 pm

I was counting on everyone bringing pipe wrenchs and fittings.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:19 pm

Me's thinking about using a non profit hall with inside/outside amenities. vfd, american legoin. VFW, something that suports local, home town volunters or armed service personel. Prices vary and can be negotiated reasonably well with them. Sure there must be some by the coal yards that people talk about visiting same weekend. Food, etc they will know who does it for best prices, and most have ABC liqour consumption permits for BYOB for those that like a beverage or 2 while there.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:05 pm

At this point Wilder I think most likely it's going to be choice between Knoebel's or outside type venue. I was talking to someone last night about renting a private member only facility that has a very large pavilion with kitchen facilities, lots of room outside, fir pit and place to put up tents. etc. It really would be ideal. They don't rent this out for private parties however as a coincidence the members were discussing doing this. I'll have more details after the first of the year but I may not know until March or so if it will be available.
Richard S.
 
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:32 pm

Phil May wrote:I was counting on everyone bringing pipe wrenchs and fittings.



:D Nice try.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:08 am

My wife (if we can bring the real Hand Fired stove master operator) and her assistant coal hauler (me) with a cigar friendly area to imbibe and relax with new friends.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:10 pm

How about someplace with some significance like Gettysburg or type. May seem fitting this year.
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: chester On: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:02 am

Id do gettysburg! fred could drive ,hehehe :rambo2:
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:03 am

chester wrote:Id do gettysburg! fred could drive ,hehehe :rambo2:



I thought we were riding the horses? :D
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:08 am

Hell, if we did Gettysburg I'd borrow an Amish honey wagon for that trip---maybe a nice easy week gettin there? :D
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Re: Where should the Meet and Greet be held?

PostBy: gaw On: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:41 pm

Knoebel’s is nice. Richard’s place at the river is nice. Gettysburg is not exactly in the anthracite region. A nice town to be sure but this year is going to be the 150th anniversary and I suspect that place to be abuzz most of the summer, especially as we get closer to July.

Remember Richard, actual turnout is usually half of those who originally say they will be there. I would love to come but with a new job and new schedule there is probably only a 25% chance it falls on my weekend off. We shall see.
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