Sat, May 6 2023 - AOC Annual Picnic at Lake Allatoona - rescheduled from August 2022 (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Charlie Cottingham, Lisa Maldonado, Stacey Johnson, Steve H, David W.
Participants:Lisa Maldonado, Steve H, Charlie Cottingham, Suzanne, Dolores H, Doug N, Mike C, Joy Pope, Jay L, Joyce T., Kathleen Flynn, Lauri Fellman, Richard A. Zalik, Jhumphrey, Todd M, Paul Allen Heist, Bill S, Carolyn C, Martin C, Tom, Gerrilyn, Victor, Susan P, Irina P, Marina, Pam M, Judy, Nahid, Shapoor, Fereshteh, Gloria Colley, Memphis Russ, April, Mtn Mike, Maria, Michael D, Andrey K, Bob Bunner, Sandy Strippoli, Stacey Johnson, Steve T, Dave S, Janice O, Pete

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Write Up:

We had an unforgettable good time together at the lovely lakefront group area at Redtop Mountain State Park and felt blessed to be there on such a nice low-humidity blue-sky spring day.
Kudos to our past AOC President Lisa Maldonado for the fine job she did coordinating the event and bringing virtually everything we needed to prepare and serve our delicious picnic dinner party.  It worked out great to host the big friendly cookout at same the same spacious dining pavilion overlooking the lake that we'd enjoyed so much at our annual AOC picnics in 2010-2014 (shown in the photo collage atop this event's article).
After lunch many of us stuck around in the big grassy meadow to enjoy several of the group games that had been a big hit there at the above-mentioned previous picnics - including "Tug-of-War, Egg Toss for Distance and 3-Different-Ways Couples Balloon Busting!"  Special thanks to Joyce Taaffe for sharing her colorful Facebook Album of the games which you can enjoy by clicking "Photo Album" or this Facebook link:
I encourage my fellow co-leaders & picnic participants to add below their own trip anecdotes, photo links, etc!
  Charlie Cottingham