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Schriever Sentinel

BBQ, live music and face painters — Oh my

A group of children eagerly watch as a balloon artist transforms a string of balloons into an animal right before their eyes at last years base picnic. Each year Schriever hosts the Annual Base Picnic for Team Schriever members. The 2011 base picnic will be held July 15 next to the main fitness center. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Amy Becar)

By Jessica Hunstiger

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

The summer season has finally begun and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than with a base-wide picnic.

Schriever will hold its 12th annual base picnic July 15, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the track next to the main fitness center.

The 50th Force Support Squadron has planned many activities to make this annual picnic memorable for everyone in attendance. There will be balloon artists, face painters, inflatable bounce houses, a dunk tank, a live disc jockey, craft sales and more for all who are attending. A complimentary barbecue lunch, giveaways, drinks and snacks will be provided.

Not only is this day about spending time with family and friends, but it is also an opportunity to celebrate Diversity Day with Team Schriever members. Some Diversity Day activities will include dances from the Irish Celtic Step Dancers, Oluwaseyi, PanAmerican, Seven Falls and the Pacific Pride & Island Hearts performers. USA Paralympics will also be demonstrating hand cycles during the picnic.

Based on past events, more than 3,000 Airmen, civilians, contractors and their families are expected to attend, so save the date and come join in the fun!

Keep in mind, no pets are allowed at the base picnic.

Volunteers are always appreciated. For more information contact Stacey Ragsdale at 567-5779.

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