September 27, 1989 |
Saturday was a blustery day for a picnic, but that didn't keep folks from digging in and having fun at the fifth annual Apple Festival and Pride Day at Overington Park in Frankford. The neighborhood picnic was thrown by Frankford United Neighbors, a group that is working to revitalize the community by attracting new businesses, trying to rid the streets of crime and enhancing community pride. The picnic included a bazaar and was flavored by food, music and demonstrations. Children played games while adults searched the flea market for bargains.
June 22, 1997 |
A good time was had by all - students, teachers, parents, business owners, school board members and police officers - at the Edgewater Park school picnic last week. The event thanked those who worked with students this last year. The volunteers included officers, who visit kindergarten classes, and business owners, who offer career counseling.
July 1, 1990 |
A key factor in having a successful Independence Day picnic is choosing the right spot for the outing. And the right spot invariably depends on the size of the gathering and the type of planned activities. Whether it's one person looking for a quiet, shaded spot for reading; a couple in search of a space for throwing a Frisbee; or family members and friends looking for a softball field, Delaware County offers the picnic planner a variety of good spots. All are within easy reach and provide a relaxing green area that is essential for outdoor eating pleasure.
July 27, 1992 |
When John S. "Pest" Wilson and about 300 of his neighbors were forced to move because of the expansion of University City in West Philadelphia in the late 1950s, he lost touch with his friends. Only when someone from the old neighborhood died did he ever see some of the people he had grown up with in the place known as "Black Bottom. " So Wilson and several friends decided to throw a picnic. They got the news around that there would be a gathering in Fairmount Park at Belmont and Parkside avenues.
May 20, 1989 |
Organizers have nicknamed it "Steal This Picnic. " It is a memorial for the late radical activist Abbie Hoffman, and it has been scheduled for June 10 at Washington Crossing State Park despite the opposition of some of the park's administrative commission members. Del-AWARE Unlimited Inc., an environmental group, organized the Hoffman memorial as a "celebration of his life and the spirit of his endeavors," said Mark Allen, chairman of the Del-AWARE board of directors. Speakers, music and a picnic are planned from noon to 6 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion in the park's lower section.
July 13, 1988 |
More than 200 years ago, the Red Bank Battlefield hosted its first historic event, namely the sound defeat of the British. Last Thursday, the lush green field in National Park witnessed another first - the Deptford Elks' first picnic for the handicapped. A slightly quieter event than Red Bank's Revolutionary War battle, the picnic began with an energetic parachute game on the knoll overlooking the Delaware River. Following the game, the picnickers gathered around weathered picnic tables in a wooden pavilion for lunch.
August 13, 1989 |
The Falls Township supervisors voted 3-1 to approve a township picnic at Waterfront Park over the Labor Day weekend, even though the park and recreation advisory board earlier this month said it was a bad idea. Park board member Wayne Rogers said members worried that the park is not a safe place for such a big event. Supervisor Dick Trimble echoed those concerns in casting the dissenting vote. Supervisor Richard Goulding was absent. All the ingredients for a "good old-fashioned fun picnic are there, except for the main one: the safety factor," Trimble said in an interview earlier Thursday.
July 15, 1988 |
There is a place at Island Beach State Park, in Ocean County, where the logjam of tanning and burning bodies covering nearly every grain of sand of the Jersey shore comes abruptly to a halt. Nearly 100 yards of open beach separate the crowd from the first post- logjam beachgoers, a group that has been playing and lolling in the relentless sun so long that they have been rendered unaware they are sitting in one of the prime picnic locations for people in the Philadelphia region.
June 11, 1987 |
Eleven women swiveled their hips and twirled in synch. From the stage behind them, Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" blared from a stereo. The dancers giggled, looking as if they were more accustomed to the fox trot. The members of the audience, like the dancers, were all senior citizens. About 2,500 strong. From all over the city. They converged yesterday in Fairmount Park, off 33d and Dauphin Streets, to dance and sing, to eat and to chat at the city's 34th annual picnic for the elderly.
August 7, 1988 |
By car and by van and by bus they came yesterday, the homeless of Burlington County. For a picnic. A day out of their cramped motel rooms. A chance to talk to others and to be acknowledged as human beings. To feel that someone cares. They were invited - and transported, door-to-door - by the congregation of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to come and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs and potato salad and brownies on the grassy lawn in a glade behind the church on Route 70 in Marlton.