(see later posting on the successful afternoon of the Washington DC Group Summer Picnic)
You are cordially invited to the annual family day summer picnic. This day in the country should be a terrific afternoon out, especially for families with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
When: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Where The working farm of Professor W.J. Seager, FN’95 and his wife Dora at 5403 0’Bannon Rd, The Plains, VA 20198
NOTE: Members and guests must bring everything to the picnic, including all food, paper plates, cutlery, napkins, toweling, etc.
Seager’s Polo Farm; Photo by Darlene Shields
This is a very special place with a covered picnic area with a grill, a swimming pool, and extensive safe grounds. On the day, there might be a hayride and if there is a polo match in the arena or on grass, everyone is invited to watch.
There is no charge to attend, and no reservations are required, although we request that you RSVP so that plans at the farm can be made on the basis of the number of people attending (please be sure to let us know about children and grandchildren).
Repeating again: Members and guests must bring everything to the picnic, including all food, paper plates, cutlery, napkins, toweling, etc.
Also, it’s a good idea to bring a hat and suntan lotion. If you plan to swim, be sure to bring towels, etc.
Groups should coordinate transportation and food. Homemade salads and desserts are encouraged.
Directions: Take I-66W from DC area. Take Exit 31, toward “The Plains/Old Tavern” Turn left on VA-245/Old Tavern Rd. In about a mile, turn left onto VA-746/Mt. Eccentric Rd. Take right onto VA-698/O’Bannon Rd., which is gravel. Follow gravel road about a mile to the farm.
The entryway to the farm with its imposing stone lions brought all the way from Ireland.
Entrance; Photo by Michael Max
Enter and pass by the main house and park in the gravel parking lot in front of the barn and garage. There is also more parking beyond these buildings.
Porch; photo by Michael Max
Covered porch area overlooking the swimming pool.
Pool; Photo by Michael Max
The pool is over the railing and immediately below on the patio
The grill is also under a shaded veranda.
RSVP: ‘Jack’ Williams at:Postal: 6022 Hardwick Place, Falls Church, VA 22041-2413; Telephone: 703-845-8293; email: email@example.com
In case of inclement weather, check the ECWG website for the latest updates at:
There is no rain date scheduled for the picnic.
Upcoming 2015 ECWG Saturday dinner meetings at the Cosmos Club:
Sept. 19, Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA, MED ’81.
Speakers not yet announced for Nov. 21 and Dec. 5.