Picnic planned for city neighborhoodAugust 07,2014Picnic planned for
Residents of Franklin, Brown, Cherry, Howe and Granger streets in Rutland are invited to a neighborhood picnic from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 on Cherry Street.
Residents are asked to bring pre-cooked family meals, nonalcoholic drinks and lawn chairs or a quilt.
Children are welcome, but not pets or music players, and shirts and shoes are required.
The event is billed as a casual neighborhood gathering to renew old friendships, meet new neighbors and catch up with news from around the community.
Music is planned from 3 to 4 p.m., and organizers suggest the likelihood of “an impromptu sing-along.” Face painting will also be offered and city officials are expected to attend.
The event is organized with help from Rutland United Neighborhoods.MORE IN This Just InBy George V. Nostrand Full Story
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