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07-29-2011, 07:37 PM
The Virginia Falconers’ Association Invites you to the premier kickoff event for the upcoming season AUGUST 20, 2011


Pen Park, Charlottesville, VA, Shelter #2

Website for directions is: http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=384

The VFA 2011 HawkTalk journal will be distributed to members

Awards for Best Bird, Best Falconry Furniture, and Best Falconry Display

Please bring your raptor(s) - all are eligible - the more, the better
Displays can include your bell &/or hood collection, photo collage, etc.

Social – 10:00AM - Socializing of members & guests, birds & dogs, young & old.
Space includes lawn area and shelter.
Lunch Time- 1:00PM -

Catering will be provided by a local, tested BBQ business.
They will supply BBQ, fried chicken, coleslaw, beans, lemonade/iced tea, cookies, etc.
Cost to members & guests will be $10.00 per person.
Reservations are appreciated
Please inform Eva King so that sufficient food and drinks are available:
Contact her at: dr_evaking@hotmail.com, or call (434) 987-1386
Falconry Art Displays - During the afternoon - Awards @ 3:00PM

Bring your best artistic effort or efforts

Your drawing, painting, carving, photograph, or homemade equipment qualifies
Raptor-oriented fine – falconry-oriented not required, but encouraged.

(Going for another success for this activity – the sky is the limit)

Select next Field Meet and Picnic Directors
Auction and Raffle - 4:30PM

Falconry Equipment (from jesses to telemetry), Artwork, Books, and more!

(This is our major fundraiser - so bring your money or checkbook and participate)

There is still time to contact the Kings (see info in ‘Lunch’ above) and donate an auction item or two.
Departure - 6:00PM to Home or to Dinner (Dutch treat at a Restaurant)

Directions: Pen Park is located at the northeast corner of the City of Charlottesville, off East Rio Road at Pen Park Road. There are several parking lots for the different sections of the park.
From the Downtown Mall: From the northeast end of the Mall, take Park Street north onto East Rio Road and turn right onto Pen Park Road and follow it through the gate.
From Route 250 and Route 29: Take Route 250 east to the exit ramp to Park Street, turn left and follow Park Street onto East Rio Road and turn right onto Pen Park Road and follow it through the gate.

Once you are inside the park:

To reach the picnic shelters, ball fields and fitness/nature trails, turn left before the tennis courts and proceed to the parking area. The three picnic shelters will be on your left, and the fitness and nature trails start between shelters #1 and #2. We are at shelter #2

Notes - VFA members, family and guests are welcome to attend all the VFA activities
(i.e., the picnic, meeting, art competition, and auction), including any informal gatherings at a restaurant for dinner.

Don’t forget the bug spray and a camp chair if you have one.

07-30-2011, 05:39 PM

08-04-2011, 04:54 PM
See you there!

08-04-2011, 04:57 PM
I am there!

08-08-2011, 10:18 AM

08-16-2011, 03:15 PM
last bump picnic on Saturday