Last year we had our company picnic in July, and our first picnic was in August. The problem with that time of year is that it’s hot. Very hot! So this year, we thought we’d have our 4th Annual Picnic in May, and Cinco de Mayo gave us the perfect theme.
Even though last year’s big day was in the office, I’m still counting it as a company picnic. And that makes July 22nd our third company picnic. This one was held at Coonskin Park with a big playground and lots of room for the kids to play. We’ve got some new faces since our first picnic, and lots of familiar ones.
It’s been difficult finding nice, sunny days this summer. Unlike last year when we had a wonderful picnic at Kanawha State Forest under sunny skies, this year the threat of rain has been hanging around every weekend. So rather than risk having our company picnic ruined we tried something new. We literally had an office picnic in the office!
It was a bright, sunny day. The creek was running cool, and the breeze was refreshing. In the air hung the smell of hot dogs and freshly barbecued pulled pork. Welcome to the first official Advantage Technology Company Picnic!
Hey, even IT professionals need to unplug from time to time. And what better place than Kanawha State Forest?
We had the sounds of children laughing and splashing and some classic rock on the stereo. All of those amazing homemade dishes we brought. It was wonderful!