National Picnic Month

Jeannie Winselman and Audrey Clough
SAC’s Enrichment Center

Everyone knows that Independence Day is celebrated in July, but we bet a lot of you don’t know that July is also National Picnic Month. It’s a time to get out and celebrate the warm summer days while enjoying some tasty food.
National Picnic Month celebrates the history of this activity and its use in bringing families, countries, and all humanity together.

Throughout the history of civilization, there has always been something special about eating a meal outdoors. The word “picnic” was first used in 1692 by Tony Willis, and from that time forward, it has been used a great deal.

It’s easy to celebrate–just get your family and/or friends together at your favorite park and bring your favorite foods. A traditional picnic has cold foods, but you can always bring along a portable grill to prepare warm, delicious food on the spot.

We asked a few of our customers at the Friendship Cafe what their favorite picnic food was. Their responses included fried chicken, potato salad, ham and cheese sandwiches, pasta salad, watermelon, fruit salad, cookies, and lemonade. Don’t they all sound yummy?
Celebrate National Picnic Month in the great outdoors. But remember, you can always enjoy a picnic lunch indoors. And, at the Friendship Cafe, we have featured numerous picnic foods on our July menu–from fresh salads to hamburgers and potato salad. So come in during the warm temperatures to enjoy some tasty food.

Weekly Activities
Monday, July 24
• 8:30 a.m. – Morning Stretch.
• 9:30 a.m. – Wellness Walking.
• 1 p.m. – Bridge.

Tuesday, July 25
• 9:30 a.m. – Crocheting.
• 10 a.m. – Adult Coloring.
• 10 a.m. – Knit & Stitch.
• Noon – Legal Aid.
• Noon – “Hand and Foot” Cards.

Wednesday, July 26
• 8:30 a.m. – Morning Stretch.
• 9:30 a.m. – Cribbage.

Thursday, July 27
• 9:30 a.m. – Walking.
• Noon – “500” cards.

Upcoming Events
• Thursday, Aug. 10: Midwest Country Show featuring Dan Lund, Gloria Jean, Dan Gaarder and Railroad Rob. Get out your cowboy boots and hop the bus to Sandstone. We plan is to eat at the new restaurant at the Grand Casino Hinckley. The trip is filling up quickly, so call ASAP to reserve your seat.