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Fresno's 5th Annual Rally and Tailgate and FR's 10th Anniversary! Photo Update!
Fresno/Central Valley Chapter ^ | September 6, 2006 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 09/06/2006 2:58:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Announcing the Fresno/Central Valley Chapter's 5th Annual Rally and Tailgate Picnic (and FR's 10th Anniversary Celebration) Sept 8th and 9th, 2006

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!

Jim Robinson
(On behalf of the Fresno/Central Valley Chapter)



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Breaking News; US: California
KEYWORDS: centralvalley; fresno; fresnotailgate; picnic; rally; tailgate
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1 posted on 09/06/2006 2:58:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: JustAmy; mtngrl@vrwc; gracie1; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; notpoliticallycorewrecked; ladyinred; ...

Ping to Fresno's Annual Rally and Tailgate! RSVP to Mama_Bear or JustAmy today if you haven't done so already. You won't want to miss this one!


2 posted on 09/06/2006 3:01:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Dang, my in-laws live just up the road from you. It's a little too early to turn this into a Thanksgiving excuse to fly out there.

I'm sure it will be great.


3 posted on 09/06/2006 3:05:26 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Never too early (or late) for Thanksgiving. :)


4 posted on 09/06/2006 3:07:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Wish I was there!


5 posted on 09/06/2006 3:18:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Mother of a horde: it's not just an adventure - it's a job!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Afternoon bump for the rally and picnic. Looking forward to meeting new FRiends at both events. Go Bulldogs!

afnamvet & wifeofafnamvet

6 posted on 09/06/2006 4:33:22 PM PDT by afnamvet (It is what it is.)
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To: afnamvet

BTTT!!!


7 posted on 09/06/2006 5:01:11 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Jim Robinson; Arthalion; ATcohiba; bagster; bannie; bgone; Clovis_Skeptic; Conlan; ...

Hey everybody!!!

We've been waiting to hear from you.

Isn't it about time you joined us at our annual picnic?

It is not too late!!


8 posted on 09/06/2006 5:04:27 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Dog Gone

Get on stand-by and come join us. :)


9 posted on 09/06/2006 5:05:28 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wish I was there Amy!. I'm trying to get my brother to fill in for me. He is a Jen u wine survivor of Hitler's Youth Hostel Known as Stalag III and lives in NW Fresno


10 posted on 09/06/2006 5:17:30 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender
Damm Jim, you looked just like Amy in that stunning dress...
11 posted on 09/06/2006 5:19:54 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender; Jim Robinson

Have him give me a call. He would be welcome at both the rally and the picnic.

If he is interested, I'll freepmail my phone number. If he can make it, I will also invite a friend. Her husband was a member of Hitler's Youth Army.


12 posted on 09/06/2006 5:26:13 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

He has me convinced he is a Flaming Liberal and he is too old to beat up...


13 posted on 09/06/2006 5:53:58 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

LOL

Don't give him my phone number. :)


14 posted on 09/06/2006 5:56:15 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy; lager

Looking forward to this weekend. Hope you will join us.


15 posted on 09/06/2006 6:22:30 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear
Early evening BUMP after dinner (hamburger pattie with the widow Heinz Ketchup. I should have my innards scrubbed).

We will see everyone at 5:00PM Friday. Come on FRiends. RSVP with JustAmy or Mama_Bear. Don't miss out on the fun!

16 posted on 09/06/2006 6:46:40 PM PDT by afnamvet (It is what it is.)
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To: afnamvet

LOL

I use Hunts whenever I can.

Thanks for the Bumpity Bump.


17 posted on 09/06/2006 6:48:25 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jimrob

I'll be driving down by myself on Friday after I take my Brother-In-Law to catch a
plane in Sacramento, then I'll be on my way down to Fresno.

SFC Greg and his Dad will drive down on Saturday for the Picnic. SFC Greg has to work on Friday and his Dad has Jury Duty so they won't be able to make it to the Rally : ((

As SFC Greg always says, "l'll see ya...when I see ya"


18 posted on 09/06/2006 7:23:10 PM PDT by SoldiersPrayingMom ("And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand." Mk 3:24)
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To: JustAmy

I enjoyed meeting several FReepers at the Ronald Regan Library. I still have most of my hair and wear the same size of shoes I did in HS so I must go to my 30 year reunion. Next on is 10 years out so I'll plan on next year. Is it the same week end most years? It makes getting off work easier if I can plan.


19 posted on 09/06/2006 7:31:40 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I did use spell check!)
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To: ThomasThomas

It is great that you will be attending your 30 year class reunion. Have fun!!

I will make sure you are on my ping list for next year's rally and picnic.

We schedule our picnic for the second Saturday in September and move our rally from the first Friday to the Friday after Labor Day. I think the date is the 7th and 8th.

It will be great to meet you.


20 posted on 09/06/2006 8:28:57 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: SoldiersPrayingMom

It will be good to see you again and it will be great to finally meet SFC Greg.

See you Friday.


21 posted on 09/06/2006 8:30:36 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: SoldiersPrayingMom
Drive carefully, SPM. It will be wonderful to see you again. And I am so pleased that your hero son and his dad are going to be able to come on Saturday for the picnic.

See you Friday evening!

22 posted on 09/06/2006 8:45:44 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy

Hi y'all,

I'll be there again this year for the picnic on Saturday (only) for sure. I'm looking forward to it! Thanks.

I sent JustAmy an RSVP by FReepmail a few days back (it took me a while to pin down my schedule for that weekend) but since I got pinged to this thread, I'm RSVPing here too, just to be sure. I don't want to miss out on the totally cool name tag, that's for sure.

It will be a great afternoon with some great folks in mighty, mighty FResno!

See y'all soon.


- rogue yam


23 posted on 09/07/2006 1:27:27 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
Thanks, rogue yam.....yes, you are on the RSVP list. Your name badge has been printed and we are looking forward to seeing you again on Saturday. It will be a fun afternoon in mighty, mighty FResno....for sure!
24 posted on 09/07/2006 1:32:01 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: BOBWADE

ping


25 posted on 09/07/2006 5:39:42 AM PDT by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: rogue yam

See you Saturday.

It will be great seeing you again this year.


26 posted on 09/07/2006 6:22:51 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Amy, thanks for the picnic ping.
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to everyone lucky enough to attend.
We have house guests this weekend and must stay here.


27 posted on 09/07/2006 8:39:40 AM PDT by b9 ("the [evil Marxist liberal socialist Democrat Party] alternative is unthinkable" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: doodlelady

Hope you can arrange to come up next year.

It will be the weekend after Labor Day.


28 posted on 09/07/2006 9:02:01 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Walkenfree

Hi, Walkenfree

I've added you to my Fresno ping list.

Will you be able to join us for the picnic on Saturday?

Hope you can attend some of our Rallies.


29 posted on 09/07/2006 9:04:18 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

I'm alive, sorta.
On a midnight to 8 AM shift.
*Unnngh*


30 posted on 09/07/2006 9:30:52 AM PDT by Darksheare (Fear my mighty throngs of killer bunnies...)
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To: JustAmy

Where & when is the annual picnic held?


31 posted on 09/07/2006 9:32:32 AM PDT by PreviouslyA-Lurker (...where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18)
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To: Jim Robinson

bookmark


32 posted on 09/07/2006 9:32:37 AM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Hi PAL

Our annual picnic is held in Fresno. We schedule it for the weekend following Labor Day.

Hope you will be able to make it; if not this year, maybe next year.


33 posted on 09/07/2006 9:38:13 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Darksheare

Unnngh is right.

I've never worked that shift but it doesn't sound like something I would enjoy.

Hope you have a Terrific Thursday after you wake up.


34 posted on 09/07/2006 9:40:03 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: REDWOOD99

Hi Redwood.

Any way you can make it to Fresno this weekend?

We promise great tri-tip and wonderful company. :)


35 posted on 09/07/2006 9:41:34 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Sorry, I went back & read the thread. Is it always the weekend after Labor Day weekend?


36 posted on 09/07/2006 10:40:46 AM PDT by PreviouslyA-Lurker (...where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18)
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To: JustAmy

I'm checking w/ Mrs. Redwood. The 4 kids want to go.


37 posted on 09/07/2006 10:41:40 AM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: JustAmy

Yeah, it is rough.
I work Sunday morning Midnight to 8 through to Thursday morning.
Makes for some odd scheduling too.


38 posted on 09/07/2006 10:47:33 AM PDT by Darksheare (Fear my mighty throngs of killer bunnies...)
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To: JustAmy

Just got the OK. The wife and I will be there with the kids.


39 posted on 09/07/2006 10:50:36 AM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: REDWOOD99

Great .... you will have FReepmail shortly. :)


40 posted on 09/07/2006 2:08:43 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
Thank you Amy! Would love to join the Potluck, Tri-Tip is a good incentive, but meeting you guys is even better.
I'll let you know tomorrow, Sure going to try!
41 posted on 09/07/2006 4:53:53 PM PDT by Walkenfree ("Aspire to Inspire before you expire")
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To: Walkenfree

I hope you can make it.

We enjoy meeting new FReepers and jkphoto does an outstanding job on the tri-tip.

Looking forward to meeting you.


42 posted on 09/07/2006 5:37:54 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Sorry, we're stuck in Phoenix (not Lodi, LOL) again. Maybe in the spring...

We did buy a house up on Trimmer Springs Road, though. Hopefully we'll be moved in by December. See you soon, I hope!


43 posted on 09/07/2006 9:24:40 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Pray for our President and for our heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and around the world!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Looking forward to meeting you at one of our Rallies.

Did you sell your house in Phoenix?


44 posted on 09/07/2006 9:26:52 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; SoldiersPrayingMom; FRiends

I was certain I'd be able to get up there for the weekend but circumstances changed and I can't make the trip. Was sure looking to hanging out FLAGS with y'all again (and more of JK's tri-tip) but will have to take a raincheck. NEXT TIME!

Regrets and HAPPY 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic!


45 posted on 09/08/2006 6:58:53 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

We will miss you, TSOA.

Hope you can make it back to FResno soon.

Mark your calendar for next year ..... weekend after Labor Day.


46 posted on 09/08/2006 7:16:45 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: zip

Hi Zip;

You gonna make the trip to Fresno next year?


47 posted on 09/08/2006 8:43:37 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jkphoto

We should be able to make it - Lager and I.


48 posted on 09/08/2006 1:25:44 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
We should be able to make it - Lager and I.

Great! We have your name tags already printed. See you tonight and/or tomorrow.

49 posted on 09/08/2006 1:28:28 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: FRiends; All; Mama_Bear; Jim Robinson; Enterprise; notpoliticallycorewrecked; OregonRepublican; ...

It is just about time for me to leave for the Rally.

Hope to see everyone tonight and/or tomorrow.

:)


50 posted on 09/08/2006 3:46:30 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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