MAM Picnic and White Elephant Auction
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 12:00 pm
Franklin Park, 8706 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, KS

We hope to beat the heat, at least by a little bit, by having the Picnic in June instead of July. Get acquainted. Make new friends. Meet up with old friends. Family and friends are always welcome. Bring them along. See, and then taste, what surprise deliciousness may await you at the food table. Snag a bargain treasure! Also, contribute to our local scholarship funds!

MAM will provide burgers and dogs, buns for both, condiments, cups, plasticware, water and other light non-alcoholic beverages. Bring your own favorite potluck dish to share. [Note: See above reference to surprise deliciousness. Surprise us!]

The Schedule is:

11:00 am Setup
12:00 pm Chow down on burgers, dogs, and yummy side dishes
2:00 pm White Elephant Auction and Raffle winner announcement
3:30 pm Cleanup — not fun but necessary

Volunteers: Can you show up at 11:00 am to help set up? Arrange the food table? Arrange the Auction items? Take care of the sign-in sheet and hand out name tags? Keep track of Auction sales — who bought what and for how much? Ask Diana and she will let you know where you are most needed.

Parents: This is a great opportunity for our young M’s and their families to meet in person! The park has abundant shade, a nature playground with stream, indoor bathrooms, a big sand box and more!

Everyone: Help fund the scholarships in two ways. First, of course, is the White Elephant Auction. Search your closets and garages. Bring your good condition items to be snapped up. Be prepared for good finds and have fun bidding! And … there will be a 50/50 Raffle. Buy a ticket for $2, which goes into the pot. The winning ticket gets half the pot. The rest goes into our Scholarship Fund.

Harvesters: It’s a long-standing picnic tradition to bring donations for Harvesters. Those of us who have volunteered at Harvesters learned they collect household items as well as food. Products like diapers, band-aids, toothpaste, feminine hygiene, and shampoo are welcome, along with the canned goods you’d expect that every family needs.

Please RSVP with Diana and Shawn Dyer so we have enough food and drinks for all.