Calendar Date:Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 12:00pm
The annual Robinwood Neighborhood Picnic will attempt to be Zero Waste this year. This popular neighborhood event will be held at Robinwood Park on Saturday, August 25, 12:00 -4:00 p.m. Neighbors come together to meet new neighbors and reunite with old friends. The picnic organizers are reviewing the traditional menu of burgers, hot dogs, etc. to see how their purchases can avoid waste in packaging. Ice cream cones will be scooped and served rather than ice cream sandwiches to avoid disposable packaging. Durable dishes will be used instead of paper plates. In addition, besides a generous food donation, Market of Choice has agreed to add any leftover food waste to the market's commercial compost program. Linn City Pub is donating bus tubs to be used at the event and has offered to wash the dishes afterwards. Robinwood Neighborhood Association invites all neighbors and encourages them to walk or bike to the event since parking is very limited. Bring a side dish or dessert to share and consider bringing your own picnic set up of dishes. Come prepared to meet new friends, eat good food and not throw anything away. By Kevin Bryck: Walk, bike, scooter or skateboard to the Zero Waste Robinwood Neighborhood Association Picnic on Saturday August 25th from noon to 4pm at Robinwood Park at the end of Fairview Way. http://westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/robinwood-park  Parking is very limited at this neighborhood park. Robinwood will be provide burger, brauts and dogs with all the fixins’ and veggie options, soft drinks and ice cream cones. Please feel free to bring desserts, salads or side dishes to share with your neighbors. In keeping with the Zero Waste theme, visitors may also bring their own plates and tableware from home, but we will have guest settings, with dishwashing by Linn City Pub. Bring your wet water gear to celebrate the first anniversary of the Robinwood Park water spray feature. The Robinwood Neighborhood Association thanks Linn City Pub for dishwashing and Market of Choice for composting to make this Zero Waste event possible! Please contact Kevin Bryck at 503 675-7301 to volunteer and Lisa Clifton at <firstname.lastname@example.org > regarding the Zero Waste program.