As Good as Gold’s 2018 Rescue Reunion Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, September 16th and we will be celebrating our 15th anniversary!

ALL As Good as Gold member families, adoptive families and friends are invited to attend with their well-behaved dogs (even if your dogs didn’t come from As Good as Gold or aren’t goldens).

This year the picnic will be held at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois which is located just north of Butterfield Road between Naperville and Winfield Roads. Picnic parking is available by turning north on Madison Road from Butterfield Road and then turning (west) on Hoy. Enter the forest preserve by crossing over the horse trail and then turn right towards the grassy parking area. There will be signs and balloons to guide you. The main entrance to the preserve is off Winfield Road but it is a long hike to our picnic area.

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The picnic starts at 1 p.m. with lunch served from 2 – 4 p.m. Lunch cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under the age of 5. No alcoholic beverages will be served and none should be brought into the preserve. Our picnic location includes a covered food service and picnic table area that seats approximately 200 people. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs if you’d like to sit in the grassy areas. Dogs must remain leashed at all times. There are porta potties within a short walking distance; however, there is no running water at the forest preserve. We’ll have hand sanitizing materials available, but attendees should bring a water bowl and water for their dog(s).

In past years, we have averaged 100 dogs at the picnic. This can be very difficult for dogs that don’t get along well with other dogs. If you know that being around other dogs can be stressful for your dog, please be kind to your dog and let him or her spend the afternoon at home.

Canine Good Citizen Testing (see what’s involved) will be available at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm; please consider pre-registering. It is complimentary for members (use coupon code cgc2018) and $10.00/dog for non-members. Dogs that pass the tests will be awarded a blue ribbon.  If you have a well trained dog, don’t pass this up! Other games and contests will be ongoing throughout the day. It’s a beautiful site with trails to walk on your own, too.

The picnic goes on rain or shine! As always, there will be a selection of As Good as Gold merchandise for sale during the picnic. This is one of our no sales tax days, so it’s a great time to shop for AGaG merchandise! Please respond with your registration and payment by September 10, 2018. We strongly encourage everyone to register online at the following link:

https://asgoodasgold.ejoinme.org/2018picnic

If you are unable to register on-line, you can use the mail-in registration form.