The Annual Summer Picnic has been held at Lion’s Park by the ENA for as long as any current board members can remember (so at least 10+ years, if you can confirm earlier please let us know!). It is sometimes a small affair, and other years larger with organized activities. It always includes a main dish (burgers or hotdogs) provided by the ENA, with neighbors bringing side dishes and desserts. Various local businesses, such as Eastside Big Tom’s, Ralphs Thriftway and the Eastside Olympia Food Co-op have donated items as well.
This year, the 2016 Annual Summer Eastside Neighborhood Picnic will be held on Saturday August 20 at Lions Park.
New time! Based on the turnout last year, we are sticking with the 4-7pm time!
If you are interested in supporting our neighborhood and this event in future years, here are some of the things we need;
Musicians and other performers: we’d love to have neighborhood musicians. We are budgeting for three hours of festivities and would like to have music for at least two of those hours.
Community organizations: this year we’re going to set aside space for local community and civic organizations. Get the word out or discover neighborhood volunteers.
Volunteers: help is needed both ahead of the date and at the event. In particular, we’re looking for cooks. We ideally will have two people at any one time prepping food, cooking it and serving it.
Contact us if you’re interested in any of these opportunities!