We'll be moving the fall SWVA picnic a bit further SW than Roanoke, this year.

Re-posted with VCDL approval:

VCDL will have a family "pot luck" picnic on September 24 at the
Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia (www.settlersmuseum.com). It's
address is 1322 Rocky Hollow Road, Atkins VA 24311 (about ten miles
south-west of Wytheville, just off of I-81 at exit 54). Lunch will
start at about 11 AM---with speakers and the VCDL meeting to follow.

Early birds will start arriving about 10 AM to set up for the
event--all helpers appreciated. This event is expected to end before
3 PM at the latest.

A "POT LUCK" event means please bring FOOD to SHARE with others. VCDL
will furnish soft drinks; plates & eating utensils; napkins and such.
We do NOT plan on cooking anything except possibly hot dogs for the
kids---IF you want to cook items, please bring your grill since there
are none at the shelter. There are limited electric outlets

Anyone having extra tables and chairs should bring them since there
are only 8 bench type tables at the shelter. Horseshoes would be nice
to have also!!!

Please note, this is a FAMILY event for all VCDL members, their
families and any guests who want to come! As usual, VCDL does not
dictate legal open or concealed carry--or any carry at all at our
events--your choice.

SPEAKERS will be announced prior to the picnic--we do expect Philip
Van Cleave, President of VCDL to attend, and probably a political
speaker or two for brief remarks.

VCDL has been wanting some type of events in this area for quite
awhile---many members and guests have been asking for such a
meeting--so please mark this date, bring your friends and attend.
There is NO charge for parking or entry at the picnic. There IS a
charge of $5.00 if you want to enter the Settlers Museum nearby.

We will need a RSVP for numbers of attendees so we will have enough
supplies to cover the event.

QUESTIONS may be directed to Al Steed Jr. at 540-890-0970 or by email
to alsteedjr@aol.com.


BTW -- I and other VCDL folk will also be at the Hillsville flea Market and Gun Show http://www.vfw1115fleamarketgunshow.com, September 2-5. If you are there, stop by our tent and introduce yourself.

Remember, Gun shows are no loophole.