‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ to Freeway’s Spring Round up Picnic!
Fab-ROO-lous ’50s Saturday April 2018, at Rainbow Springs State Park. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ‘Unforgetable’ Rainbow Springs State Park is located along the Rainbow River at: 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432, not far from Ocala, Florida.
Comfort Suites is very excited to be hosting our greyhounds again! This beautiful ‘Drift Away’ hotel is offering rooms during the Fab-ROO-lous ’50s weekend for $110.00 per night (plus a one time charge of $25 per room for pet cleaning fee). As an extra bonus, they serve a complimentary breakfast! Be sure to mention “FREEWAY” for the special room rate (select “Front Desk” from menu, not “Reservations” when calling to reserve your room). Book early to guarantee a room - there is no financial obligation until arrival. BTW, first floor rooms will be available this year with your ‘Hound Dogs.’
Freeway’s Fab-ROO-lous ’50s weekend begins Friday evening after dinner at the ‘Sugar Shack” (lobby) of the Comfort Suites for ‘At The Hop’ Sock Hop Social Hour. BYOB (bring your own beverage) and WBS (‘Wooly Bully’ socks!) . There will be light refreshments, ’Peppermint Twists,’ ’50s ‘Good Vibrations’ music and an array of socks!
Saturday is an ‘Unforgettable’ day at the Park, surrounded with all of its beauty along the Rainbow River. A lazy day for greys and humans to relax, ‘Yakety Yak’ and visit with old friends and make new friends.
**Raffle Tickets 6 for $5 or 15 for $10** **$10/person Lunch Ticket Vouchers Will Be Available For Purchase At Picnic**
Our Plans During The Picnic Weekend...
Enjoy ‘Twist & Shout’ (complimentary) Bingo with some greyt prizes.
You and your ‘Hound Dog’ can ‘Alley Ooop’ to Musical Hoops to win a Honkey Pig!
‘Yummy, Yummy, Yummy’ for Papa Pineapples’ Lunch Truck ’Come on Let’s Go’ - eat!! Cost is $10 per person (lunch ticket vouchers).
‘Let It Be Me’ Chinese Auction and Raffle.
Although no set plans for Saturday evening, a few guests will ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’ing’ to Swampy’s along the Rainbow River to ‘Love The Night Life’ enjoying Swampy’s hospitality and greyt food (they LOVED our greyhounds last year). This is a perfect opportunity to dress your hounds in ’Blue Suede Shoes’ and ’50s garb.
*A word about Swampy’s: Overlooking the beautiful Rainbow River from the restaurant deck, you can enjoy and understand the inspiration which created Swampy’s. It is the raw beauty of the Florida river swamp with a few extra conveniences added: Swampy’s greyt food and drink. Last year, Swampy’s went to greyt lengths to accommodate our hounds’ comfort with water bowls and dog walking area. And to make Swampy’s even more fun, dress your ‘Hound Dogs’ in their favorite ’50’s characters or ’50s themed outfits. http://swampys.restaurant/
Please, be sure to register to give us approximate number of guests and hounds. ‘Enough is Enough’ following Sunday’s breakfast with our greyhounds and humans, we must conclude our ‘Get Together’ with our goodbyes until next year, when we can say ‘Hello'!
Join us for the entire weekend or just come for the day and enjoy the picnic!
About Rainbow Springs State Park...
Rainbow Springs State Park offers nature at its best along the Rainbow River. Take your hounds on a leisurely walk along the trails, view birds, observe nature and enjoy the historical gardens and butterfly garden. Or swim in the springs (sorry, no hounds allowed but if weather is warm, our hounds will have their own swimming pools at the Pavilion).
Rainbow Springs State Park is located along the Rainbow River at 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432, about thirty minutes west on US 40 from Ocala’s second exit off I-75. The Park opens at 8:00 AM and we suggest you arrive early to insure entrance into the park. Due to heavy popularity, the Park often reaches capacity by 10:00 A.M. Once the Park reaches full capacity, no other visitors are permitted to enter until space for new guests is made. The Park Entrance fee is $2.00 which Freeway will “refund” to each guest with two Raffle tickets!
Fab-ROO-lous ’50s Picnic will be held at the Felburn Pavilion (same as last year), not too far from the Park’s main entrance. Please be sure to bring blankets or beds for your hounds’ comfort on the cement pavilion floor. There is ample seating in the Pavilion, but the grassy area around the Pavilion is nice for barefootin’.
This year we are able to accommodate those who need to drop off their greyhound paraphernalia at the Felburn Pavilion before parking. Please contact Diana for instructions and directions.
Participation in any of our games is an option! If you prefer to nap in your lawn chair next to your hound, go for it!
Papa Pineapple is a totally unique and different concept on the taco! Our lunch will include your choice of two tacos: Mango Black Bean, Pineapple Cilantro Pork, or Chili Lime Chicken, along with choice of a side and a beverage. Picnic Lunch Tickets available at the picnic for $10. As before, complimentary cold bottled water will be offered all day.http://www.papapineapples.com/
If you joined us last year, you are aware of the wonderful hospitality offered by Comfort Suites. All of the guest rooms are spacious and comes equipped with a sofa, desk, microwave and refrigerator. Wi-Fi is included. Morning begin with complimentary breakfast, which includes meat, eggs, waffles, yogurt and fresh fruit and bakery items, along with coffee, tea and juice.
Comfort Suites love canines, especially Greyhounds! We are welcome around the hotel and the lobby. They ask only that we use the adjoining room for our breakfast with our hounds, keeping together as much as possible so non-hound guests are not disturbed.
As mentioned above, rooms are $110.00 per night (plus a one time charge of $25 per room for pet cleaning fee). As an extra bonus, they serve a complimentary breakfast! Be sure to mention “FREEWAY” for the special room rate (select “Front Desk” from menu, not “Reservations” when calling to reserve your room).
Book early to guarantee a room - there is no financial obligation until arrival.
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