Month: October 2014

The Picnic for Parks

4673 PP picnic for parks3The Picnic for Parks on September 18, 2014, was more than just another fundraising event. It was a one time, 25th Anniversary celebration of parks that united park advocates, supporters and friends. It was our opportunity to say “thank you” to those who’ve stood by us since our founding in 1989. It was a party to recognize corporate partners and volunteers who’ve helped us surpass 500,000 service hours improving parks. It was a chance to commemorate funders and community members that helped us achieve results that never could have been possible working alone.

But most importantly, it was a beautiful evening with Park Pride celebrating parks!

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The Picnic for Park guests enjoying live music in Historic Fourth Ward Park’s amphitheater.

Pine Street Market provided excellent hors d'oeuvres.

Pine Street Market provided excellent hors d’oeuvres.

Chef Holly at the grill

Chef Holly prepared beef skewers on the Grill Domes (which were later auctioned!)

H4WP Amphitheater

A beautiful view amphitheater at Historic Fourth Ward Park before The Picnic began.

Park Pride and The Picnic leaders

From left: Dorothy Yates Kirkley (Park Pride Board President), Michael Halicki (Park Pride Executive Director), and Verna Jennings-Cleveland and Sarah Yates Sutherland (Picnic co-chairs)

Honorary Co-Chairs

Honorary Co-Chairs: Frank & Liz Blake and Michael & Lovette Russell

A delicious picnic supper

A delicious picnic supper created by Chef Linton Hopkins & Friends!

Mucis and Dancing!

Much music and dancing to celebrate the occasion!

Tree people

The tree people brought an element of magic to the evening!

King of Pops

Finish the night off with “poptails” from The King of Pops!

Thank you to everyone for sharing such a wonderful evening with us as we celebrated our 25th Anniversary. To see more photos from the evening, please head over to our Facebook album. Find, tag, and share the photos!