Skip to comments.Fresno's 5th Annual Rally and Tailgate and FR's 10th Anniversary! Photo Update!
Posted on 09/06/2006 2:58:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
The Fresno/Central Valley Chapter cordially invites all FReepers and Lurkers in good standing to attend our 5th Annual Free Republic Rally and Tailgate Picnic (and FR's 10th Anniversary celebration) to be held on September 8th and 9th, 2006.
Our rally will begin at 5:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm Friday night, at the corner of Blackstone and Shaw in Fresno. Afterwards, the group will retire for dinner, refreshments and good fellowship at a nearby restaurant (time and place to be announced).
Special note: About 150 members of the Youth Group of the Riverdale Assembly of God will be attending our rally. Some of them will be arriving between 5:00 and 5:30 and the rest after 6:00 pm. They may also be bringing their sound truck to use as a stage. Those of you who were with us a couple years ago when they did this will remember what a thrill it was to have this group join us. This rally promises to be a huge patriotic success. You won't want to miss it!
Our tailgate pot-luck picnic will be at Woodward Park on Saturday, September 9th. We've reserved the "Gazebo" area for the full day. We'll probably start arriving about 1:00 pm and will dine and party till dark.
The entrance to Woodward Park is on Audubon Drive, just off Freeway 41 (Friant Road Exit) on the northern edge of Fresno. The Gazebo area is near the center of the park (see park map).
Bring your flags, banners, signs, family and children. Prepare to support your country and enjoy the company of your good FReeper friends!
Last years: Tailgate Thread
Note from Mama_Bear:
Not only will this years picnic attendees chow down on the best tri-tip EVER, expertly prepared by FReeper jkphoto, they will also enjoy a fun afternoon socializing with a great bunch of Americans, AND they will receive this collector's item, - their very own, one of a kind, limited edition, name badge commemorating the 5th Annual FreeRepublic Tailgate Picnic and Rally AND 10th Anniversary Celebration of this fine website, FreeRepublic.com.
Now, how cool is that? ........
Please RSVP by FReepmail to JustAmy or Mama_Bear today!
Thank you and hope to see you there!
(On behalf of the Fresno/Central Valley Chapter)
Amy, thank you for posting the letter.
How WONderful for that Marine vet, and for all of you who made his day!
It is great to know that we can make a difference.
Wow Wow Wow,
If that doesn't make it all worth it I don't know what would.
I hope that someone can get a copy of that letter to the Riverdale group. It would make their day also.
I sent email to the young man who coordinated getting the group to Fresno.
You know, it is nice too that he says "A large group of people, from all races, all ages, were holding signs and waving service flags and the American flag. It was not a protest of political ideologies; it was not a protest of any type. It was all in support of American service members",...... because that is so true. We are not any political party, or any certain religious sect, or any particular race.....we are just Americans, proud Americans, united in our desire to thank those who serve the country we love and protect and defend our freedoms with their lives.
I am ashamed and angered that his co-workers would harass him for being in the military reserves. What kind of animals are these? Are they of the same sick mind as those who spit on our returning Vietnam veterans? I just don't understand this. I will never understand it.
I love the flag collage, Lori.
Those kids from Riverdale came well prepared to show their support.
Enterprise suggests we find where the letter writer works and hold a freep there. Sounds good to me. :-)
ESGR (Employee Support Guard/Reserves) should take care of his work issues. Trust me, if he filed a complaint with an ESGR rep, the business will learn "thou shalt not mess with military personnel".
But a good old fashion Freep could also help.
Good! I hope he did.
Thank you for posting the letter to the editor. It's so wonderful!!
His letter made me cry. Thanks for posting the collage of flags, too. God bless America.
In case you didn't see Amy's post, be sure to set aside the first Friday in October (the 6th) and come to the rally if you can. The kids from Riverdale Assembly of God Church will be there again. I love it when they come with their signs and flags. They electrify the corner with their energy! Hope to see you and lager there.
Oops, looks like you did forget Syncro and Dr.Zoo....of all people. LOL.
NO Way could I have missed both Syncro and Dr. Zoo!
Someone must have erased their names. :)
For the archives, posting a link to a slideshow of photos that I took at the rally and picnic....
As you all know, I rarely post. I have to repent of that lazy habit. This time, however, I couldn't let this go by without a sincere "Thank you!!!!" to you and your wonderful selfless husband. You two are magical. Saundra and I are in awe of all you do for so many of us. May you both be blessed by our loving Father in Heaven for all your angelic deeds.
This time, however, I couldn't let this go by without a sincere "Thank you!!!!" to you and your wonderful selfless husband. You two are magical.
Oh, my! Well, now I am blushing! You are too kind. The truth is, we do what we do because we love what we do. I can't think of a nicer bunch of people to be associated with. Really, we don't do all that much, but what we do is a labor of love for people that we truly care about. :-)
May God bless you and Saundra with every good thing.....and don't be a stranger around here. I look forward to seeing you on the forum more often.
Must have. LOL