ACOM 2010 Picnic - Saturday, July 17th
The 2010 ACOM Summer Picnic was held at the Wabun area of Minnehaha Park in south Minneapolis. This year marks ACOM's 30th Anniversary and well after everyone had left, the weather that evening provided some fireworks to help us celebrate! 58 current and new friends attended a fun gathering of food, games and fellowship. One of the many special treats provided was rojik Margaret Favre had brought back from her recent trip to Armenia! Grilled corn on the cob, lamb, chicken and a variety of salads were also shared. As a tribute to his friend Beatrice Ohanessian, caricature artist Adnan Shati provided wonderful free drawings for many of those attending. Thanks to Marty Meketarian for again heading up the games participation. This year's champions of the very popular water balloon toss were a couple of "seasoned vets," Jim Favre and Mark Keljik. Great job, guys! They were upset winners over a couple of the young guns. The other 'winners' in the balloon contest, with the gold 'ribbon' in the balloon, were Leroy and Cynthia Erickson who won a gold dollar coin out of the deal!! A brief shower did not deter us in the slightest. We just moved our buffet line further inside the large shelter and were not affected. The scenic location also provided us very close access to the children's wading pool and playground area, so there was plenty of activity for them to enjoy. There was also a nice view overlooking the Mississippi River a short walk from the shelter. We are already looking forward to next year's picnic!