Who wants to do something in Central Illinois?

Discussion in 'Events' started by bman62526, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    Hey all...I'm just putting the feelers out there for those of us in The Land of Lincoln.

    Anyone interested in a late Summer / Early Fall Central IL Gathering?!?

    It would be great to actually MEET some of you fine folks, and sample eachother's handy-work on the Que! [​IMG]

    Any interest? Who do we have that's within a few hours of Decatur?!?

    I would be willing to travel too, of course, if the general opinion is that it should be upstate / downstate, etc...

    I guess the point is, if there is any interest in an Illinois Gathering - let me know either on this thread or PM me.
  2. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Im not too far north of Decatur, maybe an hour from Bloomington. I may be interested baed on date/schedule.
  3. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    OK - I'll wait and see about the response, and then I'll just throw some dates out for say....late Sept. / early Oct. and we'll go from there!
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There's a comp in Auther on the 10th of Oct. I'm pretty sure I'm going.

    I would really like to do a gathering too, Decatur isn't all that far.
  5. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I go that far just to rescue dogs, wouldn't be a big deal for me either.

    What about the State Fair Grounds in Springfield?
  6. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    Hmmm - no idea. Is that even possible? I mean, to hold a personal even there?

    If the response to this idea isn't overwhelming - I could host at my house. Otherwise, I could host here in Decatur at one of our MANY parks. We have tons of them, and it wouldn't cost anything. I will look into the Springfield idea, though...thanks!
  7. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    Damn, Rick! I knew about that comp, and I would have loved attending just to say hello and see how they do it over there - but we have a wedding reception in Springfield that day.

    Well - I guess it might be getting too close to cold weather for some, but I'd still be willing to travel an hour or so in any direction if a group of us end up deciding to do this. If not - I'll try and organize something in the Spring.
  8. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was really hoping some of the members were going. It sure would be nice to meet ya in person Bman.
  9. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm still into this!!

    When I went to the state fair a few years back I saw tons of picnic tables and what looked like camp grounds inside the park, so that's why I suggested it...

    PICK ANY PARK, and i'm in....

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