Family Picnic for the 4th is July 2
A longtime Triad Baptist Church tradition returns to the church campus Sunday, July 2.
The church-wide Family Picnic to celebrate Independence Day will be held on the TBC Sports Field next to the church instead of Triad Park where the church has held the cookout, games, and other activities in recent years.
Middle School Student Pastor Toby Pegram, coordinator for the 2017 event, said the move was made to make the location more convenient for everyone, and provide ample room for attendees through a dedicated space.
Each year, more than twice the number who signed up came out to enjoy the hamburgers, hotdogs and other fixin’s and the games and fellowship, Pegram said.
This year, there are no sign-ups.
“Our original plan was to do it on the new land we had bought and are developing but it wasn’t ready yet,” Pegram said. “We’re just looking forward to having everyone out and all together.
“This is one of those big events on the church calendar and opportunity for all those who attend worship services and Sunday School classes to get together as a church family.”
While Pegram said there aren’t enough staff members for a staff/Unite college & career ministry kickball game, a kickball game still will be held for anyone who wants to play along with cornhole and other games, and inflatables for the kids.
The fun begins at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m, with dinner served at 5 p.m. All evening activities have been canceled so everyone can attend.
Pegram said members can bring their own chairs and canopy tents for shade. The church will also have AC fans similar to those seen at some sporting events to help beat the summer heat.