OREGON – Nothing quite says summer like a picnic.
And on Saturday, July 15, Rock River Center in Oregon will hold its annual Summer Picnic for hundreds of its friends and neighbors.
“We're actually grilling out burgers for the 300-400 people who come,” said Ann Haas, executive director of RRC.
The event is an annual fundraiser for the center, which serves seniors in Ogle County. It will run from 4-7 p.m. at the center, 810 S. 10th St.
The burgers will be new this year. Haas said in the past the menu has featured barbecued pork. This year it will be hamburgers, potato salad, beans and a drink. And don't forget the ice cream.
Haas said she will be making the potato salad herself.
How long will that take?
“I don't know,” she said with a smile. “I'll find out.”
Again this year, the meat is being donated by Dale Beesing of Beesing Welding.
Along with the food, there will be plenty of items up for auction. Haas said this year, the auctions will be done at different times to give more people a chance to buy items. Most of the items were made by area people and donated for the event.
Quilts, a handmade wood chess set and plenty of other unique items will be up for auction.
Haas said people can enjoy being outside or inside during the event. She said most like to stay inside the center and visit while they eat – and check out the items up for auction.
The cost is $8 for adults. Kids under the age of 6 eat for free.
“It's a great community group event,” Haas said.