About 100 members and guests got together under glorious, blue skies with a strong breeze to meet, greet and eat on Saturday, July 5.
As we did last year, there was good food, cooked by Pete DeFina and Tom Jegen, lots of activities for the children organized by Kathy DeFina, Karen Ramirez, Stacy Spletzer, face painting by Micah Petersen and a canoe race organized by Mike Diehl who also made the birdhouses for prizes.
Set up in the morning and take down at the end of the day were handled by Pete, Doug Barry, Loyd Brewer, Joe DeMarco and Paul Longenderfer. Phil Dooley and his wife, Marilou, purchased the beautiful cake for us and Phil was our photographer as well. This year we actually could hear the canoe race announcements and music thanks to Tom Jegen and his generator and speaker. Our newly finished bocce ball court and volleyball court got workouts as well.
An undertaking of this size could not have happened without Paul Longenderfer’s conscientious chairing of the picnic committee. I know everyone had a great time and we are already looking forward to next year.
There will be our annual Pot-Luck Picnic at the lake on Sunday, August 31st. It would be great to see all of our residents and guests turn out for that, too.
Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President