Annual Family Picnic

Date Submitted: 24/08/2018

Submitted by: Redgie Fleeman

Lodge: Ventura Lodge #201

Address: 516 E Main st, Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: (805) 643-8083


Event Description:

Annual Family Picnic at The Park on Labor Day each year. All members and family invited, raffle tickets sent to everyone. Games "Corn Hole, Ladder Golf, Pitch & Put" and awards, BBQ and Beverages, live music, drawing with gifts and cash prizes. Cake Walk & fun for everyone!

Bring your blanket, chair & Basket with fun stories to share with friends.

Event Planning:

Start a committee at the lodge, Reserve the park space, make a flyer and raffle tickets send out in advance. Collect number attending, for food needs and arrange for music & look for donations for prizes. Form a set-up and clean-up crew & cooking crew. Hold at least three meetings with the committee and crews good planning is key.

Event Rating: Very Successful

Event Complexity: Slightly Complex

Event Pros and Cons:

Builds strong friendships and fun for the whole family.
Outside event weather could be a problem.
Donations & Raffle tickets need to fund the event.

Partner Organization(s): n/a

Benefit Organization(s): n/a

Cost of Event: Average cost $30.00 for each family in attendance