Drilling Down: Picnic Updates

Yesterday, we featured a video from last year’s Cabot Community Picnic. In the video, you saw crowds enjoying free food prepared by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and our vendors, community children playing games and thousands of people interacting with Cabot employees, non-profit organizations and countless industry vendors and contractors.

As we’ve said before, the goal of the Picnic is to educate the Susquehanna community, as well as people who travel from surrounding states to attend the event, about everything involved in drilling a well – from start to finish.

This year, we’ll have representatives from every step of that journey present, including our geologists, our land experts, our engineers and contractors and vendors who drill, frac and take the natural gas to market. Each section of the picnic – from Cabot booths to industry exhibitors – will showcase equipment or demonstrate techniques that we use daily to produce clean-burning, domestic natural gas. Here’s an inside look at all of the companies and organizations that will be in attendance:

Diaz Companies

Weir Seaboard

RW Products LLC


Somerset Regional Water Resources

Energy InDepth

GasSearch Drilling

Pennsy Supply

Cased Hole Solutions

Rain for Rent

Ally Equipment LLC

Comtech Industries Inc.

Masters Ready Mixed Concrete

Linde Corporation

Leatherstocking Gas Company

Smith & Solomon Driver Training


Erick Flowback Services

Cameron Welding

Selman & Associates

TS Calkins & Associates



Sugar Hollow Water Services

True Friends Animal Welfare Center

Susquehanna Co. Historical & Free Library

Susquehanna County Interfaith

Endless Mountains Nature Center

United Way of Susquehanna County

The Sleeping Bag Project

Penn State Extension

QDMA Susquehanna

Red Dragon Inc.


Center for Anti-Slavery Studies, Inc.


Luzerne County Community College

Susquehanna County 4-H

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Friends of Natural Gas

Energy Citizens

Vote 4 Energy

Cameron Welding

Susquehanna County Farm Bureau

Susquehanna County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs

Lackawanna College

Marcellus Shale Coalition

Scranton Small Business Development Center

Family Foundations Etched in Stone

Keystone College

Relay For Life

American Red Cross of Susquehanna County

SCORE Chapter 217



Wild Well

Friedman Electric

GL Parrish

Upon entering the Picnic this year, each person will receive a “Passport to Fun,” which serves as both a map of the fairgrounds and as an interactive activity for all in attendance. We have always encouraged our Picnic guests to ask questions and interact at each booth they visit, but this year we’re offering incentives for those who come to learn.

Upon visiting each booth, visitors can show their Passports and receive a stamp for the booth they visited. If visitors collect stamps from all eight Cabot booths and any three community partner booths and three industry partner booths, they are welcomed to fill out the Passport Entry Form located at the bottom of the Passport. Once completed, visitors should detach the Entry Form and drop it off at the Arena Stage.

Once each hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a winner will be selected from the drop box to win prizes such as gift baskets, an iPad or a large flat-screen television. Other festivities include a live radio broadcast from Froggy 101 and various raffles and contests held by our community partner booths.

In another new addition to this year’s Picnic, we invite you to send us your photographs from the Picnic for a chance to be featured on our blog and Twitter. We want to see you and your family interacting with industry experts, enjoying our free food or playing games and having fun in the children’s section. Send photographs with names and contact information to cabotsusquehanna@gmail.com.

Read our past posts about the picnic here and here. If you’ve attended the Picnic in past years, or if you’re excited for your first Cabot Community Picnic experience this weekend, comment on this post or tweet to us.

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Bill desRosiers

Raised in Highland Falls, New York, William desRosiers learned about responsible resource development, firsthand, as a part of his family's mining business. William received his B.S. in Management, B.A.in History and MBA from Misericordia University. He currently serves in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. His primary responsibilities include strengthening media relationships, managing company-run fundraising programs, building better community relations and representing Cabot every chance he has.

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  1. […] By reading our past few Monday blog posts, you’ve become familiar with the members of our External Affairs team at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. You’ve also learned about the many community events that the team plans throughout the year in Susquehanna County. Last weekend, we held our largest community event ever when a total of approximately 7,000 people streamed into the Harford Fairgrounds for Cabot’s Third Annual Community Picnic. […]

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