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YAD Picnic Means Fun, Games, Ice Cream and Smiles

The Jewish Community of Louisville’s Young Adult Division (YAD) annual picnic is always a highlight of the summer, and this year was no exception. There was plenty to do with a variety of arts and crafts activities including making pinwheels, bean bags and even going retro by creating “peace sign” key chains. The beanbags came in handy for playing corn hole.

Some families brought their own sports equipment and played ball, and there was a cake walk for those who couldn’t wait to do a little walking and a little winning at the same time. Raffle tickets for Boomboz Pizzas, J-Play and CenterStage went quickly as did chances for a free JCC membership.

Little ones and their parents enjoyed The PJ Library story time with Marsha Roth, and everyone agreed it wouldn’t be a summer-perfect picnic without ice cream for dessert – served courtesy of the JCL.

Melanie Wachsman and Hunter Weinberg co-chaired the event.

“The YAD picnic is an occasion all members of the community look forward to each summer,” said Wachsman, “and I enjoyed taking part in the planning. The picnic provides a great opportunity to catch up with friends – both old and new – and just come together as a community. We tried to think of activities and crafts that would appeal to many different age groups.”

“I enjoyed co-chairing the picnic,” said Weinberg; “I hope everyone had a good time. It was great seeing so many people there.”

Both chairs are already planning to attend next year’s event. YAD extends special thanks to Michelle Jones for donating her time as star photographer.

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