Club considers picnic biggest success

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 13, 2002

The Suffolk Booster Club Inc, with the help from its many sponsors and supporters, recently presented its third and finest &uot;Day In The Park&uot; at Cypress Park on Blythewood Lane with more than 3,000 babies, children and adults enjoying the festivities. According to Wilbur Holland, club president, each event has been better than the preceding one.

The purpose is to bring he community together for wholesome fun, fellowship, love, and some good eating.

The Suffolk Booster Club was founded 37 years ago on the principle of giving to the community, and has given consistently since its inception. Club membership consists of 35 men, some who have been in the club since its organization in 1965.

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Speaking for the club, Holland thanks the following sponsors and participants: Albert Jones Real Estate Agency, Atlantic Ice, Barton Ford, Lincoln Mercury, Beamon & Johnson &uot;NAPA,&uot;

B16 Chris Construction, Butler Paper & Recycling Inc., City of Suffolk, Civic Leagues, Councilman Charles F. Brown, Crocker Funeral Home Inc., Ferguson Rawles & Raines, First Baptist Church (Mahan), L.W. Lawn & Janitorial Service, Macedonia AME Church, Mike Duman’s Used Cars, Mike’s Mobile Car Wash, Murray’s, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Papa John’s Pizza, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Planters Peanuts Kraft, Properties Unlimited, Sarah Lee Coffee and Tea, Sentara Family Care, and Ward Properties Rental.

&uot;Things wouldn’t have been successful as they were if it had not been for the help of William Goodman, president of the East Suffolk Civic League and Eddie Hicks, president of Lake Kennedy Civic League, and I want to thank them for getting their civic league members to volunteer to serve food and drinks. I also want to thank the many other civic league members who took a part in the event and the Councilman Brown’s in-laws from North Carolina for supplying some of the barbecue.

&uot;Also on that list of thanks are Dana Woodson for having us on her show to advertise the event. I feel that the large crowd of people that came out to enjoy themselves might not have been if it were not for TV show.

Holland also said that Carlos Ward was instrumental in doing a great job getting sponsors and rounding up equipment, and additional people.

&uot;I want to thank him along with my Booster Club members who braved the hot heat to cook food on cookers. I also want to thank and appreciate everyone who took part in &uot;Day in the Park&uot; and made it a big success,&uot; said Holland.