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GCOM Logo by Kristen Meyer
GCOM Family Picnic
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Centennial Park
East Entrance
Pavilion H

4800 Woodland Rd
Off Clarksville Pike - Route 108
Ellicott City, MD. 21042

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When: Saturday, July 16th, 2016. Picnic and Park Hours: 10AM to 8:00 PM. Grill Food Service is from 12 Noon - 2pm and 4-6pm.
The picnic will be held under a covered pavilion and will take place rain or shine.
A private and large pavilion with a capacity of 300.

What: Join GCOM for fun, games, food and great times. A PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY EVENT.

Who: Open to All GCOM Members and invited guests.

Food: GCOM will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken on the grill, baked beans and assorted beverages. We ask volunteer attendees to bring side dishes, snacks, and desserts.
Grill Food Service is from 12 Noon - 2pm and 4-6pm.

Activities on Site: Open gaming, playground, beach volleyball, tennis court, basketball court, baseball field, open field, horseshoe pits, and a 2.5 mile hiking path arond the lake. Boat rentals are available at the lake.

A portion of the GCOM Game Library will be present at the GCOM Picnic. The library titles available are listed on the GCOM website here: http://www.gamesclubofmd.org/Library.asp. E-mail GCOM Board Member Rodney Bacigalupo at gcom.librarian@gmail.com to request specific titles.

What to Bring: Your Favorite Games. If you are interested in any sports activities you must bring along the appropriate equipment to play. Anyone interested in coordinating special games or sporting events should post on our GCOM discussion forum at gamesclubofmd@yahoogroups.com.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with bringing sides, snacks and desserts. Contact Michelle Hymowitz for details at gcom.president@gmail.com.

Volunteers are needed for...

  • Transportation of Supplies
  • Set up: tables, food, beverages, games, etc.
  • Food donations (salads, desserts, chips...)
  • Beverages, Ice, Coolers
  • Grill Service
  • Clean Up
  • Special Events (sports activities and equipment)
Registration: Admission is by Pre-Registration Only. No walk ins will be admitted.
GCOM Patron, Supporting, and Associate Members: Free.
Non-members and Guests: $10.00 Children 17 and under: Free, when accompanied by a paying adult.
*A Registration form is required for all attendees, including Patron Members and all those under 17.

Two Steps.

Step 1. Payment

There are two methods available for payment...

  1. Pay with PayPal and Register at the GCOM online Store at http://www.gamesclubofmd.org/Store.asp.
  2. Payment by Check Via postal mail: Postmark deadline by Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Make Checks out to: Games Club of Maryland, P.O. Box 205, Hanover, MD 21076
Step 2. Registration

  1. Mail to: Games Club of Maryland, P.O. Box 205, Hanover, MD 21076
  2. email to: gcom.president@gmail.com
  • Please note: Any and all payments sent without event registration information will NOT be considered received or accepted.
  • Due the nature of this event and planning requirements, pre-registration fees for this event are non-refundable.

  • Adult names:
    Child names (17 and under)

    E-mail address and/or phone number:
    Street Address:

    What specific food item you will bring (Appetizers, Salads, Sides, Snacks or Desserts)

    Other volunteer items or grill shift

    Directions: From Route 29 (Columbia Pike): travel to Route 108 (Clarksville Pike) West. Travel 0.4 miles. You will pass a traffic light at Columbia Rd. You will see a sign saying "Centennial Park East Entrance". This is Woodland Rd. Turn right. Make an immediate left into the park entrance. Pavilion H is at the end of the park road. There are multiple parking lots.

    From Interstate I-95: Travel to Exit #43- Route 100 West. Take 100 West to 29 South. Follow directions above.

    Mapquest Map

    Howard County Recreation and Parks

    Contact Info: Picnic Coordinator:

    Michelle Hymowitz

    * Due the nature of this event and planning requirements, pre-registration fees for this event are non-refundable.

    One last note from the webmaster: as people volunteer for different things, we may post that information here (at least the food donations...)

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