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Sunshine at the Picnic was
deserved by the members and
families after the long last winter.
Going into July was a chance that
had to be taken when picnic
planning took place – rain
concerns - but it turned out
The Abbott Loop multipurpose
ﬁelds provided excellent parking,
great barbecue pits, and tables,
plenty of room for smorgasbord
style serving from dressing
Burgers to spooning up desert not
to mention the chalet style
There were lawn chairs and
Frisbees, dogs, grandparent’s
sunshine and prizes.
Oh and …This year ……the APWU
delivered some picnic food to the
members who had to work on
Sunday at the Plant and AMF.
There were burgers, hot dogs, pie,
vegetable trays, short cake, pop,
watermelon, potato salad and
other stuff… including lots of
Hey the real kick at this year’s
picnic was that each member was
given door prize ticket as we
always do but……….a ticket was
drawn every 15 minutes for
There were 5 kindle ﬁre, an REI
gift card, a couple of Best Buy Gift
Cards, I think 5 Starbucks cards,
two Olive garden cards, a food
saver, 100 cash and a t-shirt, and
The Volley Ball net was used
constantly, and everyone was
having fun laughing and serving
and returning the ball. And one
team was the best!
There were bottles of
soap bubbles and the kids and
adults were playing around with
The obstacle course, brought in by
“Tons o Fun,” was a big hit with
But the clown didn’t show up. )_:, -
but it was heard said that there
was a clown out there missing a
pair of shoes!
There were so many people at the
picnic that we had to go buy
another 50 Burgers and buns , pop
chips…… dogs….but that was
Everyone said it was nice to see
old friends at the picnic and new
friends too! Retiree members that
attended were, Marlene Ware, Jack
Carli, Lindsay Echols and Larry
Speaking of Cheso he cooked all
day long and took care of so much
I did all I thought would be right
but Larry really ﬁxed thinks up
getting all the ﬁne points covered,
went shopping with me and diced
sliced and chopped lettuce, onions
And -Thank you Jesse Patarini
who worked with Chef Larry in the
So anyway…. Francis Reynolds
from the Talkeetna Post Office
won a Starbucks Card. It was cool
to see her here……
Retiree Member Larry Cheso Wins
Olive Garden Gift Card and then
it’s back to cooking….
By then Vice President Jim Patarini
was giving Scott Kraft - outatha -
Clerk Messenger Section, a Kindle
Fire in another drawning….
Soli from the SPBS Tour 3 won a
Maggie Scores with a Gift Card for
the Moose’s Tooth Pizza
Alfreda Gets Kindle Fire!!!!
Okay hand it over, no don’t touch
it…its mine…….Okay Alfreda… I
just want a picture with it, or I
If I remember right Colleen liked it
– it was a gift card, yea that’s what
it was - she got a Best Buy card …
David Walkonen always likes a
good win… If your right and it
takes time, it takes time….. and
after a few moments of waiting he
drew a Gift Card.
Just in case anything went wrong
we had the maintenance crew…
I’m glad they were there – it’s nice
to have back up!! You guys are the
And Jerry was there Too!
It was really good to see so many
members and it is really fun to
see each other’s families… There
were some cute babies out
there….. and grown kids!
Alex Pham and his
daughter – Alex and his wife had a
baby Boy a few months ago!
I like Ice Cream!
Of Course you do!
Dina Abarella’s lucky number got
her a ...
This is Kansas City
...Been Friends for a long time.... is
that... Old Friends!
Paula Shen lucky winner of a
Rickey Cunningham’s Wife Wanda
picks up a Starbucks Card!
Ben Han between Volley Ball
Kelvin and is that Lyndsey and
Jim Crowell son, Nicholas and his
mother wins a Best Buy Gift Card!
Guess Whos Napping?
Juanita and Jennifer
enjoying chatting with Terri.
Gail Patarini – Olive Garden Gift
Tim Keaveny – Where’s he been –
That’s Some Bright Sun! Nice Day!
Tim and Allen, Isn’t that a TV
Retiree Member Lindsay Echoles
Dropped in – wants to go back to
Juanita wins a Kindle Fire – She
says she loves it!
MVS Director Ray Ramos wins a
Starbucks Card – Coffee for a
Driver – Perfect!
I’m waiting to win!
Retiree Member Larry Cheso still
Cooking, Thanks Larry!
Karen Wins……Moose’s Tooth Gift
Larry Benson and Manny Just
David Walkonen and his Wife
enjoy the sunshine, it was a good
What did you win Maggie? I won a
Starbucks card! Jamie Tacaca won
a best buy card!
Pat Lochman, her Daughter, and
Bonnie Thomas kick back for a
Hey Ray – with his son Markus!
Gary Solnick Behind my Thumb
Francis Reynold out of Talkeetna
with Husband and mother!
Cheryl Michaud – Hey She won
$100.00 and a T-Shirt….
Bernie with her Husband Mickey!
Ice Cream Head Ache……
Accepting Gift for Jamie!
Wins a Starbucks Card!