August 20, 2023
The New River Chapter held our annual summer picnic at the home of Program Chair, Charles Knapp and Mary around the wonderful fire pit that Charles created a few years back. There were 20 members, spouses and guests in attendance to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow retired officers in Ashe County and enjoy in the many good eats that were brought for sharing, along with some scrumptious burgers that were from some of the cattle that are on Charles property.
To make the day more special, we also welcomed a new member, Roger and his wife Sue Fox to our group. Sue was a card playing acquaintance of Cathy Ehrhardt and when asked, once she learned that Roger flew helicopters for the U.S. Navy, if he was a MOAA member and if the knew we are one of the 14 Chapters in the North Carolina Council, the answer, of course led to extending them an invite to the picnic and we look forward to having Roger sign up as a new recruit!
The picture (above right) shows the Knapp's fire pit and the burgers (lower right) waiting to be served.
Scan the many other photographs from the picnic by clicking on the label (8 more) that is found above the top picture.
For planning purposes, don't forger to mark your calendar for our September program - BOTM (Breakfast on the Mountain) - that is scheduled for September 19, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM atop Mount Jefferson State Park...hope to see everyone there!