Harker’s annual Family and Alumni Picnic, which takes place Sun., Oct. 11, is right around the corner, but the fun started a month in advance. The Picnic Kick-off event at the lower school on Sept. 10 offered a preview of what was to come at the October extravaganza, which has been a Harker tradition for nearly 60 years.
Students gathered around a make-believe campfire and enjoyed marshmallows at the assembly, in keeping with the theme for this year’s event, “Picnic in the Pines.” The picnic promises to be a fun-filled adventure into the great outdoors, as Harker’s middle school campus will be transformed into a vast wilderness, complete with game booths, themed activities and a variety of entertainment staged by students, faculty and staff.
Raffle tickets for the picnic’s grand drawing are currently being sold by lower and middle school students to their families and friends. Students receive a wide variety of prizes for selling tickets, including free dress passes and tickets to Great America. On the day of the picnic, the grand drawing will be held to see who wins the $10,000 prize. Other prizes include a hand-held GPS system, a 21-speed mountain bike and a trip to Las Vegas.
Tickets are sold for $8 when purchased in advance and $12 the day of the picnic. They can be purchased in advance at one of the Back-to-School events or ordered online. See the picnic overview page for more information on how to buy tickets.