HBEA Annual Picnic in the Park

Saturday, August 26
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm in Voigt Park
Rain or Shine!

Boston-Edison Residents! Join us for an afternoon filled with food, prizes, games, a pooch parade, a dessert contest, children/youth activities and of course, neighbors both new and "established"! Spirit Beads to represent your street will be distributed. Let's see what street will win this year with the most neighbors attending. There will be special Spirit Beads for our new neighbors so they are easily identified and we can give them a BIG Boston-Edison welcome.

**NEW** HBEA will provide a catered meal by Jackson Five Catering of hamburgers, hot dogs, basic side dishes and beverages. Vegetarian options will also be available. In exchange for providing the meal, we are asking neighbors to volunteer to bring a dessert, and if you'd like, to participate in the dessert contest. (Details below.)

Raffles are every hour starting at 2:00 for all attendees with additional raffles for dues-paying members! Prizes include a Detroit Tigers' autographed Miguel Cabrera photo, a Michael Fulmer autographed baseball, gift cards and more! Click here if your dues are not current.

Enter your signature cake, pie, cookie or other sweet treat for a prize and bake-off bragging rights in our first annual Dessert Contest! A panel of judges will select winners for each of the categories below and picnic attendees will select Overall Best Dessert!

Make sure there is enough to be divided into small portions for about 50 tasters. Winners will be featured with their dessert in the next HBEA newsletter, on our Facebook page AND receive a $25 gift card! Contact Sandra with questions 313-506-1571 or send her an email at sdavis@historicbostonedison.org.

Please RSVP

RSVP here to let us know if you can join us for the picnic. Please register any non-resident attendees (adults only 18 and over) at $5.00 per guest. Payment will be collected at the picnic.

If you are planning to enter a dessert into the contest, let us know in your RSVP and bring it to Voigt Park between noon and 2:30 pm.

Full Schedule:

1:00Picnic Begins. Tent is up, music is on!
Pooch Parade begins promptly at 1:00 and will end by 1:30. (All participants will be entered into a raffle for a Doggy Prize; awards will be given to: Best Dressed (bows, outfits), Most Creative Trick or Talent, and Best Treat Catcher. Dogs MUST be on a leash and walked by an adult.)
Children/Youth activities begin and continue throughout Picnic
Games Begin (Corn Hole, Badminton, Volleyball, Table Games) and continue throughout Picnic
1:30Brief Program and introduction of guests (City/County)
1:45Lunch service begins (runs for 2 hours)
2:00First Raffle - with more every hour!
Magic Show for Children/Youth
2:30All Desserts must be in and judging begins.
3:00Winners of the Dessert Contest are announced
Second Raffle
4:00Last Raffle
4:30Picnic Ends