Gorgeous weather, freshly grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, relaxed conversations, and bingo—the Association’s Annual Compeer Picnic on September 20 had it all. A long-standing tradition that brings together peers, community partners, and MHAG staff, the picnic took place this year at Barber Park in Greensboro. Seventy-seven people attended, although only a few had the good fortune to shout “Bingo!”
Five residential care facilities from the Greensboro area brought their clients to the picnic, where they basked in the clear fall air and piled their paper plates high.
Several students in the Association’s Wellness Academy received graduation certificates, while volunteer coordinator and picnic-mastermind Rhonda Outlaw thanked compeers and other volunteers for helping the Association.
“This gathering sums up what we’re all about—connecting, supporting, pitching in, and having fun,” said Mary Seymour, director of GROW and official server of baked beans and coleslaw. “It’s been a phenomenal day.”