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On Saturday, August 22, 2015 we held our Annual "Back 2 School" Picnic on a beautiful and sunny day. Presented by Macy’s, the outing took place at Orchard Beach in the Pelham neighborhood of the Bronx. Attendees included children and grandparents from G.A.P. (Grandparent's Advocacy Project) a Bronx-based group that we provide support to. Kathy Gibson, founder of G.A.P. was also on-hand.

Children ranging from age 4-16 years old enjoyed face painting, baseball, football, arts and crafts, board games, jump rope, and much more! Our nature-inspired "scavenger hunt" continued to be a hit, as eager participants sought out a dozen items hidden throughout the picnic area…The best part? Everyone who played was a winner as they received a medal and Yankees baseball cap (from our friends at Con Edison)!

After working up an appetite guests enjoyed a delicious lunch menu (catered by A World of Food) that consisted of: hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, BBQ chicken, sausage with peppers, corn on the cob, macaroni and potato salad, baked beans, tossed salad, fresh fruit, brownies and cookies.

At the end of the day, backpacks filled with school supplies were given out to all the children to ensure they are prepared for the new 2015-16 school year. Thank you to our School Supplies Sponsors: Deb van der Heyden, Belway Electrical, HUB International, JLL and Xaxis.

It is time for our end of summer Back To School Picnic 2015 Our picnic guests are arriving!

It is a full house here at Orchard Beach! The award for Best Dressed attendees goes to these little ones!

This little one is having the time of his life. Our arts & crafts table is always a hit!

Congratulations on finishing our fun scavenger hunt! Staying cool in the shade is always a winning strategy!

These sweet treats are being packed with love!
Wonderful volunteers are all smiles as they serve our picnic guests.
"I love playing baseball!"
Thank you, "A World of Food" for always delicious, catering fit for a BBQ!
Ready to conquer the 2015-16 school year!