Ok, here I go!  Who CAN and WILL make it to a Meetup in Freeport?


Time: September 11, 2011 from 12pm to 5pm
Location: Friends Forever Dog Park
Street: 966 Rudy Road
City/Town: Freeport, Illinois
Website or Map: http://members.petfinder.org/…
Event Type: corgi, meetup, and, picnic


Illinois Corgi Picnic

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Noon to 5pm

Friends Forever Dog Park, Freeport, Illinois

Potluck Lunch


Welcome Corgi Lovers!


Everyone is invited to join us for an afternoon of Corgi fun!

We will be meeting Sunday, September 11 at Friends Forever Dog Park in Freeport, Illinois.  This 10-acre park includes an agility course, an area just for smaller dogs, and a huge pond. The park is fenced so your dog can run, play, socialize off leash and go for a swim! This park was chosen by Pet Fancy Magazine as one of the top dog parks in the country! 

Check it out!   http://members.petfinder.org/~IL124/dogpark/index.html


There will be a potluck lunch.  Plan to bring something to share with the group.  I hope there are some good cooks out there!  Otherwise, pick up some potato salad, brownies, or picnic food from your favorite grocery.  Also, bring your own drinks and table service (plate, silverware, napkin, etc.).  Other items you might want to bring are lawn chairs, coolers, sunscreen, dog towels, etc..  Whatever you do, don’t forget the Corgis!


To enter the dog park each participant must show a current rabies tag and proof of current vaccinations for each dog.  DHLP is required.  Bordetella is recommended, but not required. There is a $5 fee per dog for a one day pass.  Daily passes are available at the information booth or in the shelter office the day of the picnic.  No puppies under the age of 4 months are allowed in the dog park.  There is a maximum of 2 dogs per adult.  To read more information about the Friends Forever Dog Park rules or to download the form for admittance prior to your visit, go to the following link. http://friendsforeverhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/dog-park-con...


The Friends Forever Dog Park is located at 966 Rudy Road just south of Freeport, Illinois. Watch for the signs on Highway Route 26.  The Friends Forever Humane Society is a shelter for homeless animals which is also on the premises. Please bring an item to donate to their shelter.  A list of suggestions from the shelter is at the following link.  http://friendsforeverhs.org/donate_p/donate-goods/

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What's the date and time?  We will absolutely drive to Freeport :)
don't forget to rsvp if coming!  hope to meet lots and lots of corgis and their peeps!

I can be there on the September 11th date.

If the date changes I will have to look at my calendar. 



My boys and I would love a meet up in Freeport!   Are you thinking Sept 11th or a different date??
NOW we got the ball rolling!
I will try, but I will be traveling home from Indiana that day, so it will be hard for me to make it on the 11th. The next 2 weekends would be better for me, but don't cancel/change anything on my account :)

I like your attitude!


I am hoping we can stay with the Sept 11th date just because it is in everyone mind now.  I can not to the 17 & 18 because I have a family wedding.  I jus noticed that a new group discussion was set up for Naperville on the 25th, so that would probably be out now too.

My husband and I talked about this mess about a week or so ago. 

We should have not had so much discussion and just listed a date, time, and place.  People will come or not come, but you can not make everybody happy no matter how hard you try.


i agree. i started the discussion to try and get ideas because i've never planned it before. i knew i wouldn't make everyone happy but i didn't think it would get to the point it did.
OK, September 11th freeport. going once.....twice......done!  gavel down. no more discussion. :-)

SUPER!  Thanks again for making this all possible again.

I will contact Freeport again and give them this date.

We need to write up something to post on the MyCorgi Events on the main page.  Also I think it would be good to set up the info on the Wisconsin & Iowa pages.  Anywhere else?

I had written up info for several of the parks we almost picked.  I could try again. 

I could post it here and you could let me know if it sounds OK and what to add or change.

yes yes yes!


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