June 5th: DURHAM UU FELLOWSHIP 60TH ANNIVERSARY PICNIC
11 am–2 pm, Sunday, June 5th
at Fort Foster Park, Pocahontas Rd., Gerrish Island, Kittery, Maine
RSVPs requested: Why? The Fellowship Board generously voted to cover the cost of parking ($20 per car), but the park office requires an advance list of attendees eligible for the “free” parking. Please RSVP to Deb Johnson by 5pm on Friday, June 3rd. If you miss this deadline, please come along anyway, but be aware that you will need to pay the parking fee. Thanks!
What should I bring?: Family and friends, your grill-food (if you wish) and a dish to share (sides, salads, fruit) as well as stories, humor and good cheer. Charcoal grills will be available for any burgers, hot dogs, vegetables or other items you might bring. Our pavilion has plenty of picnic tables, but bring lawn chairs if you also like to sit in the sun. We will have a badminton net, though badminton rackets & shuttlecocks, as well as whiffleballs & bats are welcome.
What we will supply: charcoal & grills, tablecloths, plates, napkins, cups and cutlery, beverages, and a 60th anniversary cake!
Directions: Fort Foster is about a half-hour from our Durham UU Fellowship house. It’s best to consult google maps for directions, but here’s a brief account of how to get there from the Portsmouth Traffic Circle:
Take Rt 1 Bypass (North) crossing the Sarah Long Bridge into Maine. At the first light exit right onto Bridge Street and continue straight into downtown Kittery (the street names change along here). You are on, and should remain on Rt 103, for ~2.5 miles but note: several turns will be required for you to remain on Rt 103 so carefully watch traffic signs and/or consult your GPS.
You will pass Fort McClary (on your right). In ~1 mile take a slight right onto Chauncey Creek Road (CCR). Follow CCR for ~.5 mile then turn right to cross Chauncey Creek via Gerrish Island Lane. Immediately turn right onto Pocahontas Rd., which will lead you (in ~1 mile) to the Fort Foster Park Gatehouse.
After passing through the entrance, take the first left turn toward the Tower Pavilion (#10 on attached map). You’ll cross a marshl and soon see the Pavilion straight ahead (as you approach a t-intersection). Take either a right turn or a left turn for parking (consult attached map). Feel free to drop off guests and gear before parking.
Please find our archive of Past Fellowship Newsletters HERE