This Year’s Community Picnic will Focus on Local Businesses and Farms, Food and Fun

It’s summer picnic time again! On Sunday, July 27th the Griffin Neighborhood Association will host its annual community picnic. Last year’s picnic, with its emphasis on local businesses and farms, was widely praised by those who attended. Folks liked it so much, we’re going to do it again!

Sunday, July 27
12 noon to 4 PM
Prosperity Grange, Steamboat Golf, Griffin Fire Department Headquarters

Food and Fun

Xinh Dwelley, of Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House, will be preparing her fresh seafood specialties. The Griffin Neighborhood Association will be preparing hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings. The folks from the Steamboat Trading Post are donating beverages.

Is this a potluck? Any main dishes, salads, or desserts will be very welcome and there’s plenty of space for dining inside the Prosperity Grange. You do not have to bring a potluck dish. But we’d love to serve anything you may choose to bring.

The Griffin Fire Department will hold an open house on our picnic day. You are invited to come in, learn about your local volunteer fire department and check out some of their equipment. Practice your swing at the Steamboat Golf driving range. Make a new friend with one of the alpacas from Lighthouse Alpaca Ranch. Watch a demonstration by a local craftsperson or organization. As more details become known, you can learn more about the day’s events on this web site or on our Facebook Page. We’ll have a little program of events to distribute, the day of the picnic.

Local Businesses and Farms

Last year, nearly 40 local businesses, farms, and organizations were represented. Click here for a recap of last year’s picnic. This year will be even bigger! Come and learn more about the products and services available right here in our own neighborhood. Try some samples, participate in a raffle, meet your neighbors who own or operate local businesses or produce the freshest food you’ve tasted.

Do you own or operate a local business or farm? We’d love to have you participate. You don’t have to have anything to sell at the event. In fact, the focus of this event is not on buying and selling. For more information and to confirm that you will attend, click here for an information sheet and an application. But don’t delay, since spaces are allotted on a first come, first served basis. If you’re interested in attending, but have questions, leave a phone message for our event coordinators at 360-252-6047 or email us.

Can You Volunteer?

Would you like to help us organize this event? Or could you help for just an hour or so on the actual day of the picnic? We could really use a hand. Leave a message for us at 360-252-6047 and we’ll get back to you very quickly.

Watch this space for more details and we hope to see you July 27th!

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