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Indianapolis Packing Party & Picnic

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Indianapolis Packing Party & Picnic

Time: August 20, 2011 from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church
Street: 575 W. Northfield Drive
City/Town: Brownsburg, IN
Website or Map:…
Phone: 817-223-1710 (my cell)
Event Type: family, day
Organized By: Kaye S.
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2011

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Event Description

For Navy Week Indianapolis, we're having a packing party for Molly's Adopt-a-Sailor!  We'll be joined by Sailors in from the fleet and afterward, we'll grill out and play some friendly BINGO.

You can help by:

1) Attending with your family.

2) Bringing a dish to share.

3) Contributing $5.00 gift cards as prizes for our Sailors.

PLEASE LEAVE AN RSVP HERE - WITH A COMMENT OF HOW YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE.  I'll make sure you get the details you need.  Thanks! Kaye S.

PS: you can also email me at

Not attending? Send me a gift card in any amount to buy food, supplies, and BINGO prizes (from Wal-Mart, Target, drugstores, grocery stores, or Dollar Tree). Message me and I'll send you my mailing address.

Attending? Bring any of the items listed below... get friends, relatives, coworkers, or other folks to help.

beef jerky
nuts--all kinds and flavors
single drink mixes
individual-sized bottled water
chips (not in bags - like Pringles)
peanut butter (any size)
saltines (box w/ a single sleeve)
peanut butter crackers
cheese crackers
cookies in small boxes

toothpaste (preferably not Colgate)
single packaged toothbrushes
lip balm (small 'pots' like Carmex - not lipstick types)
shaving gel in tube (no aerosol cans)
hand/body lotion
body wash

UNSIGNED greeting cards w/ envelopes (for mailing home)
books of word puzzles or sodoku
stickers to mail to kids back home
plain white stationery/paper
plain envelopes
home-sewn pillowcases from 1yd of 44-45" fabric
-or- white pillowcases that have been tie-dyed


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Comment by carols_kitchen on August 18, 2011 at 10:08pm
Marine_Navy--it's same event as posted here, but on facebook.  Just go to your fb events and pull up Saturday.
Comment by Brbr3 on August 18, 2011 at 8:30pm
3 of us coming. Bringing a Shell Pasta Salad, Cake, & Brownies or Fruit (my sister can't decide if she wants to be good or bad that day.) LOL
Comment by carols_kitchen on August 18, 2011 at 3:38pm
2 of us coming--I have 5 Pampered Chef bingo prizes, and I'll bring a dessert.
Comment by carols_kitchen on August 17, 2011 at 7:34pm
Comment by carols_kitchen on August 5, 2011 at 10:40pm

Way to go Brb3.  Boston Baked beans are peanuts with a caramelized hard sugar coating.  I grew up with them and love them. 

We will be packing for all 190 men and 26 women. 

Isn't it just heartwarming when people help like the lady at the insurance office? Yippee!!

Comment by Brbr3 on August 5, 2011 at 10:32pm


    I had never heard of Baked Bean Candy and there I was today in Rural King buying stuff for our horses and right by the check out is Baked Bean Candy! Didn't buy any yet. Does anyone know what it tastes like? Baked Beans? LOL

Will we be packing boxes for the whole squadron? I had a lady at the Insurance office give me $20 for care pkg. supplies today!

Comment by carols_kitchen on August 5, 2011 at 9:44pm


Quart and Gallon ziplock bags.

Comment by Kaye S. on August 5, 2011 at 9:20pm

I've made 7.  I'll ask around re: the fabric.

BTW, Hoosiers... there are two tutorials for how to make these pillowcases on  Here are the links:

LINK 1 - shows how to cut and sew a "simple" pillowcase.

LINK 2 - shows an easy way to lay out and sew a pillowcase with a decorative piping, and is all finished inside (no fraying).

Comment by carols_kitchen on August 5, 2011 at 12:01pm


Do not need pillowcases for this month, but need them sewn for next month.  I'll bring a couple to show how to make them and you bring what you have.  It's easier to understand when you see them.  There are months we need 300, months we've needed 1,000.  I'm looking for Christmas fabric right now if any people have stashes they want to bring us to sew with.

Comment by Kaye S. on August 5, 2011 at 11:53am
Carol, is our packing to benefit the August group (Shadowhawks)?  If so, I've read that they don't need any pillowcases.

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