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The 2021 Batesville Area Radio Club picnic is over. Done. Finito. Were you there? If not, and you’re reading this, just consider this an invitation to the BARC 2022 Picnic. 

We had a blast! Although this was mine and Sheri's first time attending and participating in the BARC Picnic, older members have told me

this was one of the best they remember. Oh, there  was the food and let me tell you there was plenty. Here is a partial list of what I can remember:

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  • Smoked Brisket
  • Smoked Chicken 
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin
  • Burgers, Hotdogs
  • Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Grilled Bratwurst
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Corn Casserole
  • Dip, Tortilla Chips
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Little Smokies 
  • Bacon wrapped asparagus
  • Mac And Cheese 2007 01 01 BARC 330
  • Birthday Cake
  • Cupcakes
  • Banana Pudding
  • More Cake
  • Macaroni Salad 
  • Veggie Tray
  • Coleslaw
  • Rice Side 
  • Green Bean Side
  • Heavenly Hash
  • Oriental Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Beans 
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Water, Sodas & Tea

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If you left hungry, it was your own fault. BARC thanks all the members and GUESTS who prepared, cooked and brought food and drinks. This was a potluck picnic and you made it a booming (and very tasty) success!

During all this cooking and eating there was much socializing, fun and laughter among HAMS meeting each other for the first time, and others getting re-aquainted face to face. It is always fantastic to meet and see the face behind the radio. Kids had plently to keep them busy with the park's playgorund and the bounce house provide by AE5RU. Other activities and games were provided by K5GNT and K5TNG. We had several members from other clubs and out of town guests. 

2007 01 01 BARC 323One such guest was William Otts KN4FQZ, President of the Cherokee Village Ham Radio Club. CVHRC presented an appreciation plaque to the BARC at last week's first Multi-Club event hosted by the Cherokee Village Ham Radio Club. Here is a photo of all the 2021BARC Officers, holding the plaque, and  CHVRC President KN4FQZ.

2007 01 01 BARC 274What is a Radio Club Picnic without radios? A big thanks to KB9ELS and W5FPN for bringing and taking the time to set up two separate stations at the picnic. Wayne was doing FT8 and Frank was doing HF voice communications. 

We had a BARC member celebrating a special day at the picnic. Kaidence had her birthday at the picnic and brought cake for everyone! Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing your special day with us!

After eating we had a Fox Hunt within the park. This is becoming one of my favorite parts of Amateur Radio. This time I got to hide the fox. We had several members participate in the hunt. I brought AB5SC's Yagi antenna and got to assist a few people in how to locate the fox. This turned out to be my favorite part of the whole day. 

 The time passed too quickly and before we knew it, it was time to finish up. Radios were packed, leftovers were shared, tents were taken down, the trash was bagged (thanks Ruger for the final clearing), and many well-wishes and good-byes were said. 

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