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 usually donate items as well.
This year, the 2020 Annual Summer Eastside Neighborhood Picnic was called off due to the COVID19 Pandemic.
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.
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!