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Picnic Worship 2009

Posted 15 June 2009
Although the weather forecast sounded rainy a couple of days previous, picnic Sunday dawned sunny and just warm enough as a dozen or so Summerlea people and a couple of visiting families showed up for the picnic at Dorval Island June 14, 2009.

Our thanks to Carolyn Osborne for arranging the milieu and ferry tickets, to Kevin, Michelle, Keith and Cassandra McKenzie for organizing games (and ice cream), to John Osborne for flute accompaniment, to Howard for preparing a real outdoor type service, and to all those who attended to make the picnic a very enjoyable event. And our condolences to Susan McKenzie who was ill and unable to bring her sunny self to this year's picnic.

Following are a few shots of the event.

The group assembled for the service in a semblance of a circle, with entertainment from the youngest member of the visiting families.
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After the service and a bit of exercise throwing footballs, etc., it was time for lunch and a bit of sun bathing.
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Then Kevin and offspring organized some games for the young and not-so-young, starting with sack races.
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Next came marshmallows on spoons - not as easy as it sounds!
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Then for the three-legged race - also not all that easy!
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And the old standby, tug o' war - best three out of five.
The youngsters on the left gave their elders a challenge.
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Ice cream and popsicles gave folks some refreshment
and Kevin kept the yougsters busy (or was it vice-versa?).
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Finally it was time to head for the ferry where we caught some folks embarking,
and one of the visiting families on the way across the water.
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And so ends another enjoyable Summerlea picnic, the last of about eight for
Howard Clark, who embarks on retirement life the end of June.
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