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Summer Picnic: Food, Fun and More

Snapshots from last year's Faculty-Staff Picnic

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 year.

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 crowd satisfied.

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 facility).

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 Relations.
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.



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