I couldn t get the attachment to open on my home computer. But all the info you need is below. I go to this annually & can t think of a better way to spend NewMessage 1 of 1 , Nov 18, 2006View SourceI couldn't get the attachment to open on my home computer. But all the info you need is below. I go to this annually & can't think of a better way to spend New Year's, in the woods, on the Crooked River, with long time peace activist friends. Join us if you can! Miriam
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Below is information on the Alternative New Year's gathering for
peacemakers at Crooked River State Park, next to the Trident Sub Base in St.
Marys, GA. This event has been a long tradition for many of us. I hope
that you will be able to join us this year.
Attached is a 2-page flyer for the event, in Word 97 format, for you to
use locally in promoting the weekend (Sat - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1).
Please forward this on to anyone you know who might want to attend.
If you are local to me (Brunswick, GA) or will be travelling past here
and want to coordinate transportation, please call me at 912-262-1274.
ALTERNATIVE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION & PEACE GATHERING
December 30, 31, 2006 & January 1. 2007
CROOKED RIVER STATE PARK, SPUR 40
ST. MARYS, GEORGIA
CONTINUING THE JOURNEY TOGETHER...
End the old and begin the new in a pastoral setting along the banks of the serene Crooked River with family, friends and members of peace groups who are all working for a more peaceful world. Relax and be renewed by the camaraderie and lively spirit of this extended community of peacemakers from around the Southeast. Enjoy the socials, common meals, readings, music, personal stories, and a variety of activities. Take part in the 3-mile candlelight walk and midnight presence at the main gate of the Trident Base -- site of more weapons of mass destruction than any other place on Earth! Renew your commitment to nonviolence as the seventh year in this new century unfolds. We hope that you will join this gathering as we continue the journey together...
BRING: food for meals and pot-lucks listed below; music and inspiration to share; literature from your local group; family and friends
SATURDAY - DECEMBER 30TH
4 PM: Check-in time for cottages (tenting and RV available, 1-800-864-727)
6 - 7:30 PM: Suppers self-organized in individual cottages (or any combination of cottages).
7:30 - 9 PM: Cottage # 2 - Pax Christi Northeast Florida as host facilitates organizing our time together
9 - 10 PM: Cottage # 2 - Group discussion: Subject TBA
SUNDAY - DECEMBER 31ST (We have the Pavilion rented for the day & evening to 10 PM)
8 AM: Breakfast in the cottages
9 - 10 AM: Ecumenical/Interfaith religious service outside by the river.
Three mile candlelight walk and midnight presence/vigil at Stimson Gate, Kings Bay Trident Base.
10 - Noon: Pavilion - Showing of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" followed by discussion.
Noon - 2 PM: Picnic Pot-Luck Lunch outside the Pavilion.
2 - 4 PM: OPTIONS: Four mile peace walk to downtown St. Marys; nature walks in the Park; games; canoeing, kayaking; naps; etc...
6 PM: Open House and Pot-Luck Supper in Pavilion. (Local and regional folks cordially invited)
7 - 9:00 PM: Sharing, Social, Performance Time. Show your talent, etc...
9 - 9:30 PM: Report by David Matos, member of FOR Interfaith Peace Builders team to Israel and Palestine, July 2006.
10 - Midnight:
MONDAY - JANUARY 1st, New Year's Day
8 AM +/- : Breakfast in cottages
9 - 10 AM: Wrap-up session in Cottage # 2: announcements, evaluations, committee for '07.
10 - 11 AM: Clean up of grounds and cottages. Check out time for cottages.
The following can offer housing in the following cottages for a reasonable cost:
#1 - Anne Richter - Pax Christi Florida (727-573-2935)
#2 - John X - Pax Christi Northeast Florida (904-504-1004)
#3 - Sam Marshall/Robert Randall - Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition (478-452-9540 or 912-262-1274)
#4 - Bob Tancig - Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice (352-214-1778)
#5 - David Matos - Carolina Peace Resource Center (803-215-3263)
#6 - John Gallo - Wage Peace Jacksonville (904-703-2597)
The two nearest motels are: Cumberland King Bay Lodges (912-882-8900) and Cumberland Island In & Suites (912-882-6250). Additional motels at I-95, Exit 3.
This 2006 Annual End-of-Year Gathering is hosted and facilitated by PAX CHRISTI NORTHEAST FLORIDA. For more information contact Mary Lea & Ron Zamora (904-501-1463) or John X. Linnehan (904-504-1004).