Get ready for the annual CARC picnic, August 19

The Columbia Amateur Radio Club will host the annual picnic at Weston Lake on August 19.

Set-up is at 9 a.m. Participants can show up between 10-noon. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

The theme is “Home Coming,” so if you are old or new to ham radio come for a great time and fun activities.

Weston Lake has covered shelters with picnic tables to fit our group. Come and enjoy your own reserved area to get a little shade and enjoy the fun of ham radio. Don’t forget to bring your funniest stories and all the war stories that come with our hobby. Come and visit with past presidents and their families. Bring your radio and antenna to make QSOs.

Looking to beat the heat by getting wet? Check out the swimming beach open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Play a little sand volleyball or climb around on one of the playgrounds. There are tons of areas to visit. There is also free wi-fi.

Supplies needed:

Please indicate if you can bring some of these items using the RSVP form below.

  • Lettuce, on tray
  • Tomatoes, sliced on tray
  • Onion, sliced and chopped
  • Pickles
  • Bacon for burgers
  • Chili for hot dogs
  • Deviled eggs
  • Baked beans
  • Chips – variety
  • Potato salad
  • Pasta salad
  • Brownies
  • Lemon cake
  • Cookies

Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, cheese, drinks, ice, plates, cups, utensils and condiments will be provided by the club.


  • From I-20 take I-77 S to Ex 9 to Rt 262, Leesburg Rd.
  • From I-26 E Ex 115 and W Ex 116, take I-27 N to Ex 9. It is 9.1 mi to Weston Lake Rec Area sign.
  • From Sumter on 378 ex at US 601 N to Leesburg Road about 6 mi. It is 7.1 mi to the recreation sign.

RSVP using the form below

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