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11th Annual

Monday, August 23rd 2010
@5-7pm

East Side Park
" Churches (see list) in town will provide picnic to welcome the college students back to town.

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{2010-10th Annual}

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{2009-10th Annual}

800+ people estimated (based on # of plates and bread/buns) came through the 3 rows of tables (2 in each side) to this year's event.

{2008}

What happened at the 2008 Picnic in the Park?

Picnic in the Park 2008-Monday, August 25th at East Side Park Morris, Minnesota
"8th Annual Picnic in the Park was another beautiful sunny summer warm event! The Lord provided good weather, which He has ever year-praise God! Here is just a short-clip of what happened this year...

700 people estimated (based on # of plates and bread/buns) came through the 3 rows of tables (2 in each side) to this year's event. Flocks/herds of UMM students came in various times from 5-7pm. It was a beautiful warm Monday afternoon, which it wasn't too hot or too cold! No rain-an answer to prayer! Churches and campus ministries were involved (compared to last year), which was noticed when a long-line of campus ministers/church pastors came on stage to share about thier particular church/ministry/organization! The sight of the park was beautiful-saw circles of students gathered together on the grassy park, picnic tables on the black top filled with people eating, and long lines of people from various walks of life (e.g. college students, elderly, youth, kids, developmentally disabled, ethnic backgrounds, etc...) through the roof covered shelter that had the abundance of food.

Thanks again for your prayers and support!

Thanks Bobby Culbertson and volunteers for your heart, time, and dedication every year for spear-heading this event. Also thank you for everybody else (hog roast "cookers"-spearheaded my Neil Thielke, churches, volunteers, entertainer (Kris Hanson-provided music background), etc..) for teaming along for Christ to make this annual event a success!

Come show your support to the "Morris Community Picnic" (sponsored by the City and Chamber of Commerce every year in welcoming UMM back; showcasing area businesses) on Thursday, August 28th @5:30-7pm of 2004 at East Side Park!

Below are pictures from the beginning towards the end of this 2+ hour event:

Volunteer Getting Together Prior to Serving

Kris Hanson starts strumming his guitar

Drink Servers ready to quench people's thirst

Hog Roast warming-up!

Picture of the Huge "mostly college" crowd

Long lines towards the drinks during our "peak" rush!

Kris continues to sing and play close to two hours in the evening!

Volunteers (First Lutheran Church) chat a bit between breaks (later in the evening)

{2004}

Picnic in the Park Report

What happened at the 2004 Picnic in the Park?

200 more (total 900+) people estimated (based on # of plates and bread/buns) came (compared to 700 estimated last year) through the 3 rows of tables (2 in each side) to this year's event. Flocks/herds of UMM students came in various times from 5-7pm. It was a beautiful warm Saturday afternoon, which it wasn't too hot or too cold! No rain-an answer to prayer! More churches were involved (compared to last year), which was noticed when a long-line of campus ministers/church pastors came on stage to share about thier particular church/ministry/organization! The sight of the park was beautiful-saw circles of students gathered together on the grassy park, picnic tables on the black top filled with people eating, and long lines of people from various walks of life (e.g. college students, elderly, youth, kids, developmentally disabled, ethnic backgrounds, etc...) through the roof covered shelter that had the abundance of food.

There is about $400 short of the remaining balance to cover the cost of this event as of Tuesday, August 31st. If you feel led to help out, please send your check to Living Waters Ministries-J.A. Haavig Center; 506 California Ave; Morris, MN 56267. Thanks again for your prayers and support!

Thanks Mark Haugen (cfounder) for your heart, time, and dedication every year (since spring of 99' "Gospel Explosion") for spear-heading this event. Also thank you for everybody else (hog roast "cookers", churches, volunteers, entertainer (Rachel Kurts for 2 years in a row), etc..) for teaming along for Christ to make this annual event a success!

Come show your support to the "Morris Community Picnic" (sponsored by the City and Chamber of Commerce every year in welcoming UMM back; showcasing area businesses) on Thursday, September 2nd @5:30-7pm of 2004 at East Side Park!

...more at Picnic in the Park (official site)

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