Picnic in the Park
April 16 was the day and Walter Jones Historical Park was the scene for the 2nd annual Jacksonville Jaguars Booster Club picnic.
The weather was overcast, and the weatherman called for rain, but luckily, it held off till we were ready for home.
Our covered pavilion was perfect, with picnic tables and a roof in case we needed it.
No bugs, no snakes, lots of trees and the mighty St. Johns River flowing by.
The park, on Mandarin Road, contains several very old buildings, including the over 100-year-old one room school building just moved from its Mandarin home last year. The Mandarin Museum was open for visiting, and it’s always free of charge. Divers from the Maple Leaf project
were there to explain some of the artifacts found in the Union gunboat that had been at the bottom of the river since the Civil War.
The Corn Hole Tournament was between two strong teams. Two talented ladies, Mary Hewitt and Sharon Weed defeated JW Carman and
Dick Grenville, much to their shock and dismay. The rest of the crowd looked on in awe of the talent displayed.
A delicious barbecue lunch was catered by the Rib Shack. It got very quiet under the pavilion’s roof when everyone had been served.
Barbecued pork and chicken, garlic toast, baked beans, coleslaw and yummy banana pudding went down at a record setting pace.
If you haven’t attended one of our social events, try one, you’ll like it!