On the bright (and slightly cloudy) morning of July 28, New Jersey Circle K’ers, Key Clubbers, and Kiwanians all gathered at Green Island Road, Toms River, NJ, to celebrate this year’s annual Kiwanis Family Picnic! As in the past, the picnic was once again hosted by Rowan University in conjunction with the NJ District of Circle K International.
The event kicked off with a basic meet and greet amongst the many branches of our Kiwanis family. Members from all three organizations were given a chance to get to know one another as the host club of Rowan University swiftly prepared for the day’s many exciting projects and activities.
Unfortunately, the weather became a bit murky early on, and as such the area became slightly flooded for a majority of the event’s first hour. Thankfully, the rain did subside in due time, and with that, the picnic’s volunteers began reconstructioning the beach despite its drenched appearance.
This year, members from all three of our K-Family branches banded together to pull weeds and crab grass out of the beach’s local grass plains. The weeding went on for hours at a time, but in the end, the garden was completely cleansed (and just before another storm hit)!
This year, attendance bounced through the roof with over 1110 ticket purchases! That said, the New Jersey CKI District would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s picnic. It was a huge success, and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
-District Editor, Shivam K. Patel