After seeing more than 20,000 people attend the Cabot Picnic over the last four years, it’s time to say farewell to this monstrous event.
Yes, I used the word “monstrous” because anyone who has attended, planned, set up, worked or traveled to the Picnic understand just what a huge, unique event it was. The event was created as a way for people to have their questions answered by talking directly to Cabot employees and their contractors while seeing the equipment used right in front of them.
We really can’t thank enough all of our employees and contractors who worked hard to answer thousands of questions during the Cabot Picnics and who gave the community an opportunity to really gain insight into their jobs.
The end of the Cabot Picnic in no way, shape or form means and end to the company’s involvement in northeastern Pennsylvania. Over the years we have seen the understanding of our industry and the life cycle of a natural gas well greatly increase in the community and it’s been replaced by questions of how to become directly involved.
One of the ways we are helping to meet the future needs of the area is by educating tomorrow’s workforce. Our $2.5 million endowment to Lackawanna College will provide funding and equipment to ensure that the curriculum taught by the outstanding professors at the college is completely applicable to the companies operating in the area. Additional partners in the industry will bring their own expertise as well and together, we can help provide an education that will allow the School of Petroleum & Natural Gas students to seek employment wherever they desire.
The end of the Cabot Picnic isn’t where the conversation stops. If you have questions, concerns or simply would like to talk about what to expect, please contact us. There are multiple ways to do this.
1. If you have a contact name and number, try that person. We can always get you to the correct department if necessary.
2. Call us
3. Email us
The Cabot Picnic had it all…demonstrations, explanations, hats, geodes, hot dogs, heavy equipment, frisbees, dunk tanks, snow cones, land maps, nonprofit organizations, production units, well heads, and LOTS of handouts.
Here’s a look back at some of the photos taken over the years and videos created from the day.