Church Picnic


Spend the day at Patapsco Valley State Park – Avalon. (directions below)

The Gathering begins at 10 AM.

Arrive early to park & unload. We’ll celebrate TOGETHER with Communion and Baptism.

Bring a lunch for you & your family.

Grills will be hot & ready for your use.

Park entry tickets: Free ticket available Sundays, August 7, 14,& 21.

You will need one for each person and if you forget them, the park charges per person at the gate. No ticket needed for kids in carseats, active military with id and seniors (62+) with Golden Age Pass.

Sign up for the BAKING CONTEST on Sundays, August 14 & 21 to receive your Entry #.

All entries should be delivered to the Judges table upon arrival on August 28 and will be judged on APPEARANCE AND TASTE.

    There are TWO CATEGORIES.
  • CAKES = layer cake, sheet cake, cup cake, bundt cake, cheese cake as long as it ends in CAKE.
  • PIES = pies, tarts & flans – they all contain pastry dough.

Directions to the Avalon Area:

– From the Beltway (I-695) take Rt. 1 ( Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.

From I-95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.

From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left on South St. Park entrance is on the left.

state park map

Here are some pictures from the park site.

Shelter #105


View from the swinging bridge

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