September 7, 2009

An end-of-summer ritual

Stormy weather doesn't stop a fun afternoon with great food, a DJ, dancing and kids' games

The prospect of stormy weather could not deter attendees of the 2009 Johns Hopkins Picnic from coming out for a fun afternoon with great food, a DJ, dancing and kids’ games. With breaks in the rain, more than 500 members of the Johns Hopkins community were able to enjoy the annual end-of-summer event, held this year on Aug. 28 on the grounds of Johns Hopkins at Eastern.

The picnic, sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and organized by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, would not be possible without the help of staff and faculty volunteers. Among the 60-plus who served food, ran children’s activities and staffed the gates were Charlene Hayes, vice president for human resources; Ed Roulhac, vice provost for academic services; and Stephanie Reel, vice provost for information technology and chief information officer. FSRP Director Jeff Pratt offered special thanks to the Facilities and Plant Operations staff who worked the event, the multitude of cheerful volunteers and the offices that donated their time and talent to make the 2009 picnic a success.