Summer Picnic: Food, Fun
In two weeks, on Tuesday, June
21, more than a thousand people from the Smith community will
gather on the lawn inside the athletic field running track
(weather permitting) for the largest college event of the
The annual Faculty-Staff Picnic will feature, as always, a
field full of inflatable activities, including a massive slide,
two bounce houses and a fastball pitching area. Meanwhile,
face- and nail-painters will offer their artistic renderings
and a DJ will spin music for listening and dancing.
All the while, picnic food, grilled fresh on the premises,
and an assortment of beverages and desserts will keep the
The picnic will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (in case
of rain, the event will be held in the Indoor Track and Tennis
Along with opportunities to eat, have fun and socialize with
fellow employees and their families, the annual picnic also
offers a chance to contribute to a worthy cause. Each year,
the picnic includes a fundraising campaign to raise money
for a local charitable organization.
The beneficiary designated for the 2005 picnic fundraiser
is Jessie’s House, a shelter for homeless families,
located in Northampton. Donations can be made before the picnic
by enclosing them in the ticket request to the Office of College
Past recipients of Faculty-Staff Picnic fundraising have included
the Northampton Survival Center, the American Cancer Society,
the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Hospice
and Cancer Connection.
This June 21, keep in mind, as you’re winding up for
your best fast pitch or munching grilled chicken, that the
annual Faculty-Staff Picnic is not only an opportunity to
have a good time; it’s also a chance to do good for
a local charitable organization.