Family Praise and Picnic in the Park Celebrates 20 Years

The Rochester community is invited to the twentieth annual “Family Praise and Picnic in the Park” celebration on Sunday, August 26, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Band Shell in beautiful Rochester Municipal Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy St. John Lutheran’s family friendly outdoor Worship and Picnic event featuring uplifting music and a message of hope for families and the community.

An old car and an old tractor displayed in the park

Family Praise and Picnic in the Park

A free Picnic Lunch, Ice Cream Social, games, activities, and entertainment for all ages will follow. A Health/Wellness Fair includes blood pressure screenings and fitness information. Special guest Ron Finch of Biker Build-off fame will exhibit his Cycle@Large and other artistic creations.

Make plans to exhibit a special car, truck, tractor, and motorcycle at the Vintage Vehicle Display with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Vehicles should use the North Park Entrance off Albertson Street. Also, all ages are invited to decorate Bikes, Trikes, Wagons, Scooters, and Strollers to participate in the popular 12:45 p.m. “Wheels” Parade. Entries will be judged for awards—all participants will receive gifts.

Kids on bikes roll through the park with a police officer on bike

Sunday, August 26, 11:00 A.M.

Use the Pine Street Park Entrance (north of University Drive just west of Rochester Road) where parking is readily available. Shuttles are available to transport those needing assistance to reserved seating areas. Attendees are encouraged to register for door prizes at welcome tables located at the Park entrances.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church and School campus at 1011 W. University Drive. Please contact 248-402-8000 or for additional information.

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