There is no better way to enjoy summer than the time-honored tradition of a picnic. Riverdell Care Center has been holding this tradition for several years, and has turned into an ever-growing success each year.

Around 150 people came Thursday to enjoy an option of pulled pork or hamburger along with all the sides that make up a picnic.

Food was not the only thing enjoyed by individuals – as a true picnic could not be complete without live music, which was provided by the band Vintage and EZ Tunes.

Playing tunes from days past, residents and visitors alike did not hesitate to dance to the tunes they grew up with as children or young adults.

While picnics in the past have been held outside at Riverdell, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles graciously donated their building for the day so the picnic could be held inside. Not knowing what what kind of weather to expect, Riverdell’s Jeanette Crump was very thankful to the Eagles for allowing the event to be held in a nice air-conditioned facility.

“The Eagles were great to work with,” she said.

Crump added that everyone enjoyed their time at the event, which lasted from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The band EZ Tunes took over once Vintage was complete – finishing the last hour of the event. Crump was very thankful for the music both bands provided, which set the mood for the picnic.

In addition, the Katy Flyer provided transportation for the picnic, which Crump was thankful for as well.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy the picnic. We are very pleased with the turnout,” she ended.

More photos of the event can be found on page 2.