2017 Picnic Details

Please join us for a grand gathering of friends and family at the 2017 Clarks in the Park picnic.

The picnic is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th at the Rotary Hill Shelter of the Lake-of-the-Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet, IL. (This is the same place where we celebrated our gatherings in past years. See Google map or view all event maps in PDF format.) We have reserved the shelter from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will plan to have lunch at noon.

The picnic is a celebration of our family ties, all extended family and friends included. That is, everyone is welcome!  Invitations go out to cousins on the Clark and Wheelan sides of the families, as well as other extended family members, friends and others with an interest in visiting with the clan. If you want me to add someone to the mailing list, please send me their address. I know that it would be a long trip for many of you and that not everyone can make it, but we would be delighted if you are able to come. We always have a wonderful time sharing stories and renewing the ties between us.

Here are some details about the picnic:

Food: Potluck. There are no arrangements for any catering, so please bring a dish (or two) to share. Cups, plates, napkins and plastic picnic ware will be provided.

Optional: Lawn chairs, games, photos and drinks (coffee, iced tea and lemonade will be provided). Please note that rental agreement does not permit us to have alcohol on site.

Costs: The shelter rental costs are pre-paid and if you would like to help share this cost, the suggested amount is $3.00 to 5.00 per adult.  Look for the donation jar at the picnic.

Games:  We'll plan to play "Clark Bingo" and possibly a few other games. Parents, feel free to bring supplies for ball games or other activities your kids would enjoy.

Weather: The shelter is large enough to accommodate us, and this event will be held rain or shine.


Sunday Brunch
Staying the weekend? Drop by Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village (101 W. Windsor Drive, Urbana) on Sunday morning before you leave town. We’ll have coffee and pastries – anytime between 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Horsfall Dining Room (adjacent to the main dining room on first floor near the lobby.) See Google map or download and print the PDF map.


Can't make it this year? We understand. Summer is a busy time, but please send a photo and greeting to Molly (email: maryjdaniel@outlook.com), and we'll post it for all to see. Clarks in the Park is scheduled every other year, and if you're able to join us in 2019, we'll be happy to see you! (Mark your calendar for June 22, 2019, and we'll send you information about the plans when we get closer to that date.)


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