California’s Annunciation Catholic Picnic draws crowd

At the face-painting booth at the annual Annunciation Picnic staffed by Jack Johnston and Rachael Hoback, Makenna Belt gets the “treatment” provided by Hoback.

At the face-painting booth at the annual Annunciation Picnic staffed by Jack Johnston and Rachael Hoback, Makenna Belt gets the “treatment” provided by Hoback. Photo by David Wilson.

Many ventured out for the annual Annunciation Catholic Church Picnic in California on Sunday, June 1, with weather prospects that at best looked uncertain. As it turned out, the weather was warm, with occasional cloud cover to provide shade.

The event, held on church property and a portion of Mill Street near the church in California, drew young, old, residents, non-residents, church members and non-members together for fun, games and, of course, food. The food ranged from fried chicken and roast beef dinners, either for inside dining or carry-out, and a variety of fast food items, including hamburgers and sandwiches, at several food stands.

Entertainment on the church grounds included muffin pan volleyball, basketball throw, fishing, duck pond and face painting. In addition, the bingo activity took up the upper church parking lot and the cakewalk was on Mill Street.

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