Fifteen of our elementary school girls enjoyed an end of the summer picnic at Goodyear Metro Park just before school started back for the new school year. Mr. Mike, Mr. Rob, and Mr. Melvin handled the picnic set up and cooking while Miss Sharon and Miss Raina led the girls on a “million mile hike” through the woods and the girls were given brown paper lunch bags with a dozen items listed on the bags to perform a scavenger hunt for prizes. The hunt included things green, beautiful, and fuzzy. Mr. Don tried to scare the young ladies with stories of bears, and snakes, and lions in the woods but the girls weren’t buying any of it. Mostly. The above three pictures show the girls at the start and finish of the “million mile hike” and several girls asked if we were lost. Not to worry, all made it back to the picnic site, with scavenger bags full but albeit a little more tired than at the beginning of the journey.
Hot dogs and hamburgers were wolfed down along with chips, watermelon, and lots of cookies.
After lunch, the girls enjoyed games of egg toss, water balloon toss, three legged race, and an egg carry on a spoon game. Prizes and candy were dispersed to all and the girls and “thank you’s” from the girls always melt the leaders hearts.