By Susan Lindsay

2017 Buckman Picnic is Sunday, September 17, 3-7 pm at Colonel Summers Park. This year in conjunction with Portland Parks and Recreation, we will have the Grand Opening of the new Buckman Water-World Splash Pad so bring a towel and the little ones to try it out immediately following the ribbon and cake ceremony at 3:30 pm.

Picnic highlights: Kids activities, bouncy house, live music w/Lee and the Bees, Cool Schmool, Alex from Korgi and Bass and more. Delicious BBQ meal served starting about 4 pm, and door prizes to lucky winners. This kid-friendly, family-fun event is free and welcomes all.

We several need short-shift volunteers to help set-up, serve and clean up. Contact Rie Nakata, BCA Picnic Volunteer Coordinator, rie@kanemasu.us or sign up via Next Door and the Buckman Community Association Group Facebook links. No alcohol/drug/smoking at the Picnic per Park rules.

This year’s sponsors include: Columbia Credit Union, Venerable Properties, Mill Creek Residential, Sera Architects, Coca-Cola, Michael’s Italian Beef and Sausage, Wentworth Subaru, Portland Spirit, Sheridan Fruits, Market of Choice, Revolution Hall, Orchards Hardware, and many more. Special thanks to Hinson Baptist Church and Janus Youth Programs for their assistance.

Contact the BCA Picnic Team anytime with questions and especially to find out how to easily donate cash or in-kind items/gift certificates for door prizes. All donations are completely tax-deductible and greatly appreciated with oodles of accolades at the event. Contact us: buckmanpicnicteam@googlegroups.com  and buckmanpdx.org.

Pre-picnic volunteer park clean up – Help clean up Colonel Summers Park on Saturday, September 16, 9 am. Parks will provide the tools/bags and snacks….bring some gloves and kids and let’s clean up the park, All are welcome.

BCA Meetings resume this fall full-time 2nd Thursdays of each month, Board 6:20-7 pm, and General 7-9 pm, and 3rd Thursdays, Land Use, 7-8:30 pm in the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. To request inclusion on the monthly agenda, email buckmanboard@googlegroups.com. Our next meeting is Thursday, September 14.