Bonfire is a GO for Saturday, Oct.1 . As always, everyone is welcome. Wives, husbands, significant others, kids, dogs, friends, etc. Those of you on Facebook, search for the event "2011 Bonfire and Chili Cook Off”"

Rain date: Rain date is Oct.8. Please check this page by noon on Friday to see if bonfire is going to be rainded out.

Friday night - some of us will be camping out Friday night. There are grills available if you need ...them. If you can't make it for the big party on Saturday, come join us on Friday. I will be there all day and... night.

Saturday - come on down whenever you want. We are also planning on having live music by Mr. Marty Matthews!! We will have a TV for those that want to watch sports. We are also planning a hay ride for the kids and those of us that want to remember our childhood days. We also hope to have a "jump castle" for the kids from 3pm - 6pm.

We are also going to have a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds from that going to ???. Please don't feel any pressure to participate. It is all voluntary.

Food and drink: Instead of BBQ this year, we plan to have a “Chili Cook Off.” If you want to participate, please let me know. If you don’t want to bring chili, just bring a side dish to share and whatever you want to drink. We do have limited refrigerator and freezer storage if needed. Grills are available for cooking on Friday and Saturday night.

Tents and RVs: There are PLENTY of spots to pitch a tent or park an RV or trailer. There is plenty of car parking available. PLEASE don't drink and drive.

Other things to bring: It is always a good idea to bring camping chairs. Feel free to bring any games you want. If you play a guitar, bongos, etc., bring them. I plan on having a poker table set up for those that want to play.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome but must be controlled. There is a pond adjacent to the property that has ducks. Dogs MUST NOT go near the pond.

Our cell phone coverage is HORRIBBLE there. If you get lost, please call 704-824-1326. That is the landline and we will check messages periodically.

Please check this page often as I will make updates as necessary.
Directions: MapQuest, Google Maps, GPS, etc. Search Hall Rd. Gastonia, NC Follow Hall Rd to the end until you see the big gray building.

Directions to Bonfire

From Charlotte

I-85 south to exit 23, Lowell/McAdenville

Keep left at fork in ramp

Turn right at top of ramp on NC-7/McAdenville Rd

Go about a mile or so and turn right on N. Main St. (it is the first stoplight you come to).

N.Main St. becomes Lowell-Spencer Mountain Rd.

Go about 1.6 miles and turn right on Hall Rd. (next to Spencer Mountain Baptist Church). There is NOT a sign for Hall Rd. If you hit the T intersection a hundred yards down, you missed it.

Keep on Hall Rd. to the end where you will see a big gray building.

You have arrived!!

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