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15th Annual WA Lyme Picnic | Point Defiance Park | Saturday, 09. September 2017

Lyme friends, join us for a get together like no other!

Harts of Lyme cordially invites you for an afternoon of relaxation, conversation, support and sharing at the 15th Annual WA Lyme Picnic, Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 2 p.m. to dusk at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington (Gig Harbor Viewpoint picnic area). There is no cost to attend, however, donations are welcome.

Not only are we thrilled to have your presence, we are also honored to announce that an extra special guest will be joining us. Harts of Lyme warmly welcomes guest speaker, Jordan Fisher Smith! Those of us in the Lyme community know him well as the narrator and one of the feature story subjects of the acclaimed documentaries, Under Our Skin and Emergence. He is also the author of two books (Nature Noir and Engineering Eden), a park ranger and an international Lyme activist and speaker.

Important details:

Who: A special event for Lyme patients and those who support them (family, friends, medical professionals, other interested community supporters and even four-legged friends).

What: The 15th Annual WA Lyme Picnic (a potluck) sponsored by Harts of Lyme (patient Anna Willo and her parents Lorraine and Matt) and Mike and Gigi Saunders. There is no cost to attend the event; small donations are welcome, if able. No one will be turned away from the event if unable to donate. Please RSVP to this event page. You are welcome to send us a private Facebook message or email us to Willo, at borreliaetc@gmail.com to RSVP as well. If you have any questions, please feel free contact Anna Willo, at borreliaetc@gmail.com

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 2 p.m. to dusk

Where: Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington, Gig Harbor Viewpoint picnic area/shelter. Follow the green balloons from the park entrance to the event area. To learn more about this picnic area and view a map, follow this link: http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/point-defiance-gig-harbor-picnic/. There will be a parking lot and handicap-accessible restrooms, just a few steps from the picnic shelter.

Why: Our mission and vision of this event is to share a relaxing afternoon and evening where we can reflect, share, have conversations and visit with old friends and welcome new ones in a beautiful and tranquil setting. This time we get the added bonus of listening to and having a talk with Jordan Fisher Smith.

What to Bring:
• Yourself and those who support you!

• This picnic is a potluck so we ask that you to bring a dish to share with others. Due to the dietary restrictions for many, please note the following guidelines: Please bring a written ingredient list and specify whether your food is organic or nonorganic; this information should accompany your potluck contribution. Please try to avoid the following ingredients:
*gluten, dairy, alcohol and sugar.

We look forward to your delightful dishes! Many thanks in advance.

• Please bring your own beverages (important note: alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park).

• The shelter is reserved with minimal seating and tables. Please bring chairs or blankets to make yourselves comfortable.

• Do you have extra supplements that you don't need or old books you'd like to pass on? Please bring anything Lyme-related to the park for others. There will be table available for everyone to be able to look over, and perhaps pick up a thing or two. With supplements, please check expiration dates. Thank you in advance for helping and supporting others!

Please DON’T bring:

• Picnic supplies, such as plates, napkins and utensils. We’ll supply all of those.

• To maintain a comfortable and safe environment for all, this is a fragrance-free event. This means please refrain from wearing any perfumes, scented body-products and scented clothing (from laundry detergent). No smoking or vaping of any kind will be allowed at this event.

• To keep a low-key and relaxing environment for guests, loud music and noisy games, sports equipment or the like will not be allowed.

Final important details:

• While children and dogs are welcome to the event, please keep in mind that we want to keep the environment as tranquil as possible for our Lyme patients.

• The weather is the Puget Sound region of Washington State is lovely in September. We’ll post regular weather reports as we get closer to the event so that you can be prepared.

• Please RSVP to this event page. You are welcome to send us a private Facebook message or email us to Willo, at borreliaetc@gmail.com to RSVP as well. If you have any questions, please feel free contact Willo, at borreliaetc@gmail.com

We are looking forward to seeing you!