Monday, September 7, 2009

2009 Annual Picnic


Once again the CTCC club members, families and friends enjoyed a beautiful day at Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve in Wayne, IL. In addition to the 44 attendees, there was a very colorfull display of 20 "Little Birds" and one retro 'Bird. Always a dazzling sight to see for club members and passers-by as well.

Photo- Some of the T-birds in attendance at the 2009 Annual Picnic

Although the temperature was in the mid 80s, there was a very nice breeze blowing through the pavilion. There was plenty of conversation and interaction between all in attendance. So much in fact, that the "sit-down" baseball game debuted at last year's picnic, was set up and never got to the first inning. It was nice seeing everyone having such a great time!

The food, as always, was exceptional and abundant! Everyone brought something to share. We were treated to fried chicken (provided by the club), baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, sauerkraut/ sausage, tomatoes, fruit, green salads, etc. But don't forget the desserts - cookies, cakes, featuring the now famous "Paul & Urszula Mounts' Coconut Cake" - masterfully made and provided by Mary (& Len?) Keil. President, Len Keil, graciously fullfiled his roll as host, by making sure that everyone was well taken care of and well fed.

Many thanks to:
• Jane Eisenhour for taking reservations and recording the food dishes
• Liz Werth for securing the park permit
• Len Vinyard, Len Keil, & Pete Ekstrom for providing all the sodas & water
• Bill Werth for providing the ice
• Pete Ekstrom & Ken Smizinski for providing the potato chips
• Pete Ekstrom for providing all the table supplies
• Bob & Marcy Burhop for providing the signage
• Ken Smizinski & Len Keil for picking up the fried chicken
• Jerry Peterson for providing the "sit-down" baseball game
And finally, thanks to all who attended - Tom & Judy Bruin, Bill & Jane Balogh, Rudy & Janet Budach, Bob & Marcy Burhop, Bert Eisenhour, Pete & Lisa Ekstrom, Ed & Marlene (son Mickey) Ficenec, Gordon Gluff, Joel Greenberg & Annie Luginbill, Bob & Helen Hoge, Larry Johnson & Sue L'Hommedieu, Len & Mary Keil, Larry & Karen Kelly, Pete & Marylu Kramer, Bud & Cindy Kryszak, Dan Mrozek, Ron Pavlak, Jerry & Pat Peterson, Dave & Marian Pogorski, Ken & Kathy Smizinski, Len & Irene Vinyard, Bill & Liz Werth, Jim Wilson, Tom & Alice Wolfe

We missed those who, for various reasons, were not able to attend this year.
- Tom & Alice Wolfe

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