Grove Neighbors – We are doing a reboot of the Washington Grove Labor Day events – This year The Fall Games will be held Sept 7 & 8. Still featured are the ever-traditional field events, races, croquet match, etc., with a few tweaks to the schedule. Mark your calendars NOW and plan to come on out for some good ‘ole Grove fun!!!
Why are we changing the dates?
With the changes in the MCPS school calendar year, we think a later date will increase participation. Note the date changes!
Saturday September 7th
10 AM – 1 PM Field Events – Athletic Field, Grove Road
Six contests for kids and adults of all ages. Registration begins promptly at 10 AM.
Don’t be late! Awards for first, second and third places.
Schedule of Events : 1. Soccer Kick, 2. 60 Yard Dash, 3. Sack Race, 4. Obstacle Course, 5. Softball Toss, 6. Egg Toss
4 PM Bike Races (meet on Grove Road across from tennis courts)
1. Bike and Trike Sprints (5 years and under)*
2. One mile race (12 years and under)*
3. Two mile race (open, all ages)
*Bike helmets mandatory for all racers!
5 PM – Running Races (meet on Grove Road across from tennis court)
1. 1/2 Mile (12 years and under) awards to boys and girls in three age groups
2. Open Grove Mile (all ages, 1st, 2nd & 3rd awarded for men and women)
Sunday September 8th
9:30 AM Tennis – Adult Doubles Mixer
Join us for a fun morning of Tennis! We will send reminders out via e-mail and on the listserv.
12:30 PM – The 32nd Annual Croquet Tournament and the 1st Annual Badminton Tournament
White croquet apparel encouraged, and adult beverages provided.
Everyone’s invited – If you’re not playing in either tournament, be sure to come by to cheer or jeer and share libations at the side lines.
3:00 PM – Capture the Flag or Soccer Game – TBD
6:00 Potluck Dinner & Awards – McCathran Hall (rain or shine)
Bring drinks for your family, a main dish and salad or dessert to share. Paper plates, cups, utensils provided.
A Wonderful Potluck. Don’t miss it! Everyone’s invited! Can’t compete, but would like to volunteer to help? Need info? Text Sam Beres at 515-450-9167 or text/call Betsy Klinger at 301-325-1956.