From Staff Reports
The Prosper Community Picnic returns for its second year on Saturday, Sept. 7 as the Town, along with its sponsoring partners, play host to residents at Frontier Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to Will Mitchell, Parks and Recreation Manager.
"The second annual community picnic will bring back some of last year’s favorite activities, and add some new ones that promise to make it a memorable event for the Town’s residents. We are very grateful to our co-sponsors, who help make this a wonderful event," he said.
As in last year’s inaugural picnic, there will be free hot dogs and soft drinks courtesy of area houses of worship. The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church and its congregants will supply the hot dogs, buns, condiments and utensils.
And, members of Prosper United Methodist Church are supplying the soft drinks and water. Serving will occur from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and only while supplies last. Kona Ice will have their refreshing frozen drinks for sale at a reduced price.
In addition to the food and drinks, picnic planners have arranged for bounce houses, rides, games, attractions, music, a show by basketball magician Crazy George, face-painting, balloon artistry, LEGO station, and an obstacle course for kids.
"All of these additional fun things to do at the community picnic are on top of what’s already at the park like Windmill Playground with its
many ins and outs, and the ever-popular splash pad, and of course, acres of open space. It will truly be a community picnic with activities for everyone," he said.
In addition to the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church and the Prosper United Methodist Church, other sponsors include the Texas Legends, of which Crazy George is a part,and Live and Prosper Magazine.
While there will be plenty of room in the park for families to enjoy the food and festivities, planners are encouraging attendees to bring their own blanket and lawn chairs since eating areas will be limited. And, there is no prohibition on families bringing their own picnic supplies, however, park rules prohibit glass containers or public display of alcoholic beverages.
The food lines will close at 6 p.m., or earlier should supplies run out. Many of the attractions, however, will remain open until about 8 p.m.
Following the conclusion of the community picnic, Live and Prosper Magazine, in
conjunction with Grace Christian Church, is scheduled to present the final outdoor movie in the monthly series that began last May. And, while the movie is free, the magazine plans to place a nominal charge on drinks and food items to raise funds for charity.
"The free picnic food will end at around 6 p.m., so anyone arriving after that hour may encounter a charge for their meal. The charge is not part of the picnic, and individuals should be aware of the transition from the community picnic to the movie, which is a separate function the at happens at the same location," said Mitchell.