All of the Park's picnic shelters are taken for August 23 & only one shelter is available (for $80) on August 30. One would wish that late August would need no formal (rental) arrangements in our many metroparks. The world is an "active" place & reservations are needed to make events happen joyfully & without hiccups (rain, etc.). Ideally we can rent a shelter reasonably (maybe electricity) & all is well. The Ward Shelter at Wildwood Preserve park for example, rents for $600 (9am-5pm, Sundays) & is indoors. Great for music & a good time, but way too costly. Time for me to go back to working on a more realistic & affordable site. August 30, 2015 is still a good date for our event (rain??) & Wildwood Preserve picnic shelter is $80. This is a good choice but I must act today...Thursday, June 18, 2015. If it rains on that day, we are out the money!
If you go to the Metroparks internet site, you can see the schedules for park shelter reservations.
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Have faith, the Old Family Reunion will happen in August, 2015!!