A beautiful blue-sky Sunday July 31st greeted 45 picnic-ers from Whidbey and Camano who attended the 1st annual Summer Picnic of the Sound Water Stewards (SWS) at Deception Pass State Park. What’s not to love about the combination of perfect weather, delicious potluck dishes shared by all, lots of visiting, and a self-guided walk on the fascinating Dunes Interpretive Trail?!? Thanks to Sammye Kempbell for collecting 600 mussel disks and trading them for 25 pounds of Penn Cove Mussels, and thanks to the Social Events Team on Whidbey for putting together another fun picnic.
Stewards and their guests gathered for announcements, seeing who all was there (other Stewards arrived throughout the festivities), and for launching the icebreaker so we’d mix and mingle and get to know each other, especially those from the other island and in the class of 2016.
Attendees were given a colored dot on their name tag, allowing us to get to know one another better in smaller groups. Clearly, this “icebreaker” worked to warm up the crowd – just look at the Summer garb and smiles of the yellow-dot group!
The blue dot Stewards, “new and old, Camanistas & Whibeyites”, are all smiles getting to know each other.
And, the green dot Stewards enjoying being outside on such a glorious day while eagerly listening for the announcement, “mussels are ready – let’s eat!” .
Stay tuned for the 2017 Summer Picnic to be hosted on Camano!