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A Perfect Picnic in Southern Maryland

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by ELIZABETH MALLIAKOS
Best Buddies Maryland


On Saturday, May 15th Best Buddies participants from around the Southern Maryland Tri-County region came to Cove Point Park in Calvert County for the 6th Annual Southern Maryland Picnic.

In addition to the hamburgers and hotdogs that were being cooked on the grill everyone brought a dish to share with the attendees. In true Southern Maryland tradition this resulted in more food than anyone could hope to eat.

The day wasn’t all about eating though. Several Best Buddies members from different schools gathered to form a kickball game which ended up being a huge hit. Several people who decided not to play in the game were watching and cheering for their favorite team as the game went on.

For those who weren’t interested in playing or watching kickball there was plenty of other things to do. Many people took advantage of playing outdoor games or just listening to music and meeting and talking to other Best Buddies participants.

At the end of the picnic Best Buddies merchandise was given as door prizes to a few lucky winners. Best Buddies Advisors and Chapter Presidents from the past year were recognized with a certificate and a small gift of appreciation for all their hard work this past year.

Overall, the picnic was a great success with Best Buddies Participants from across the Southern Maryland region gathering together to illustrate the true mission of Best Buddies.
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