Sun Senior News Article
By Sandi Dolbee
If you Google the word “picnic,” you’ll learn that it comes from the 17th century word, “Picque-nique,” and connotes a “social gathering where each attendee brings a share of the food.” It cropped up in English language around a century later.
In September, in a Lincoln Hills park, Friends celebrated its second annual “picnic,” with shared food ranging from chicken to salads to ice cream. It was, according to organizer Denise Webfield, “spectacular.”
Denise, who chairs the club’s activities committee, reports that about 40 people attended. She wants to particularly thank the folks who organized the games. As she puts it, they “got a bunch of 60-, 70- and 80-year-olds to run around in circles, kick off their shoes, pop balloons with our heinies and even left some of us all wet.”
In a club-wide email, she promised another picnic next year.