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Annual Eastside Hill Neighborhood Picnic 2015

OK, Eastside Hillers, this is coming up fast, so grab your giant (red) permanent markers and circle the date on your calendars about six hundred times! The big neighborhood picnic is on Sunday, August 23, noon-2pm. Your Neighborhood Association Steering Committee will be serving brats, hot dogs, chips, cookies, pickles, lemonade, and more…for FREE!

Mega Foods East has graciously donated much of this year’s food and sundry other items to help us out. So a big “thank you” to the neighborhood grocery store!

We’ll be in the Boyd Park pavilion, so there will be a shady place to eat and hang out, but you may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit upon. And did we mention the free food?? You should definitely come.

Eastside Hill Kubb Derby 2015

This is the 2nd annual Eastside Hill Kubb Derby. Our neighborhood Kubb derby is played in the spirit/tradition of soccer derbies in England. In England, many soccer teams will originate from a neighborhood and play other clubs or teams throughout the area. However, once a year, the neighborhoods all come home and  will play in a Derby. In this Derby, neighborhood teams play each other, and the winners receive the honor of flying a special flag for the following year.

The Eastside Hill Neighborhood has a great Kubb tradition which we’d like to continue to grow throughout the entire neighborhood. The U.S. National Kubb Championship? was initially played in our very own Boyd Park. Proportionally, we generate the greatest number of Kubb players and teams playing the Championship. Also, half of the American team that took 2nd place at the 2014 World Kubb Tournament in Gotland, Sweden was from the Eastside Hill.

Sunday, August 23, 8:30am–1pm.  Check in and warm up at 8:45am; play is from 9am–1pm. Playoffs will start at 2pm. Free food at the Eastside Hill Neighborhood picnic (noon–2pm)! Come out to enjoy Kubb, community and food!

Requirements: Players must live in the Eastside Hill Neighborhood. All ages and abilities are welcome!  We will teach those that have not played! (It’s easy to learn, and fun to play!) Teams may have 2-6 members.

To Register: Send an email by Saturday, August 22 to Gina at gnkklages@gmail.com. Please provide:

1. Team name
2. Number of players (teams can have between 2-6 players).
3. Name of the team captain and their contact info.

If you want to play and don’t have a team, email Gina, and she can help you connect with other players.

Champions: Champions of this Derby receive the honor of flying the Eastside Hill Derby flag for the next year! We have an awesome flag that was created by Lori Chilifone, an artist in the neighborhood.

So get your flagpole ready and register ASAP! Share in the joy of developing community and tradition on the Eastside Hill.

If you want to find out more about Kubb, such as the rules or what is happening in the Kubb world, visit http://www.usakubb.org/

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