Old-Fashioned Family Picnic in the ‘Hood, May 11

Come On Out and Play!

According to a misty legend handed down from ancient times, it was once traditional in small towns and neighborhoods for families to get together for no other reason than to have fun. Lake Claire Neighbors and the Lake Claire Community Land Trust are reviving this lost tradition, and you’re invited! So put on your khakis or your tie-dyes, round up the kids and come on over to the Land Trust on Saturday, May 11, for an old-fashioned family picnic.

It starts at 3:00 pm, after Saturday morning sports activities, and goes to 6:00. For $2.00 a plate, you’ll be served a meat or veggie hot dog with all the fixin’s, coleslaw, chips, cookies, and a drink. Each plate comes with a raffle ticket that might win you a door prize. Bring your own washable dishes and utensils and get an extra ticket!

Scheduled activities include a scavenger hunt for the kids and guided tours of the Land Trust. Best of all, firemen from our Fire Station 12 will park their truck in the Arizona Ave. cul-de-sac for kids to explore, starting at 3:00 (provided they don’t get called to a fire!)

No amplified entertainment is planned, but Lake Claire’s internationally famed musical virtuoso Ruby the Clown will be on hand (provided he doesn’t get called to a fire), along with the traditional jugglers and face painters. And of course, Big Lou the Emu will be welcoming visitors down by the pond. (As always, please don’t let your dog bark at him.)

Lake Claire Neighbors, the Land Trust, and Clifton Sanctuary will each set up an information table so neighbors can learn more about their neighborhood. Parking at Clifton Sanctuary (corner of Connecticut and McLendon) is recommended.

An RSVP is not required, but if you plan to come, please email the organizers at safety@lakeclaire.org so they can estimate how much food to buy. And note that if it rains, our Rain Date is the following Saturday, May 18. Watch the LCN website (lakeclaire.org) and the Land Trust website for more details.

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