Annual 4th of July Ohio CommUNITY Picnic, July 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio — NLA-Columbus is proud to once again host the Ohio CommUNITY Family Picnic at the Highbanks Metro Park, Northern Shelter

As many groups, organizations, houses, clans, etc. come together to contribute to this celebration it is truly a representative of CommUNITY. This is an excellent opportunity for persons with any kind of connection to alternatives (including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bi, trans, pan, queer, inter, a, kink, leather, Ms/Ds, ally) and their friends and families to celebrate together.

The following groups have agreed to contribute to this years picnic and the list will continue to grow as we reach out to each other and get the ball rolling.

Mid-Ohio Rose and Leather/Midnight-X/Prestige
Trident Columbus
Cap City Pups
Adventures in Sexuality
Fem-United Columbus Kink
MAsT Cleveland
MAsT Dayton
House Dharma
Guilty Pleasures
Mid-Week Practice & Class
Master Kari has generously donated in memory of Master Rick of MAsT Columbus

This is a very casual, family style picnic in a public park, and is open to members, associates, friends and family (kids too, bring ’em!) of all the BDSM/LGBTQ-related organizations in the state. Once again we will be at the Highbanks Metropark, Northern Shelter

This shelter holds 120 people under cover plus more in the park area. It has two grills, electricity, stone fireplace and wood burning stove, sink, small counter, playground equipment, large playfield, volleyball posts (no net/equipment available from park, NLA is going to attempt to acquire this, but would appreciate if someone already has it and is willing to let us borrow) and a brick patio. Shares restrooms with the Mansion Shelter (restrooms open April 15 to Nov 1). Parking for 86 cars.

We will be at the picnic rain or shine!

Contributing groups provide the meat (generally hamburgers, brats and hotdogs), buns, plates, napkins and utensils. We ask that each person bring a covered dish, a salad or a dessert to share. (No alcohol is permitted at Metro parks)

Join us around 11 am and the volunteering cooks will aim to put the food out between 12:30 and 1 pm. That gives us a few hours to visit and get things cleaned up.

Do you run a group/organization/club/house/business/etc. and want to contribute? Just send a message to Meitreya to get set up!

We’re looking forward to another fantastic year!

PS. We are sorry to say this, but no pets (dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, etc.) are allowed at this picnic. We used to, but too many persons were unable to follow park rules of keeping hold of leashes or staying with their pets/controlling their animals.)

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