Tracyton United Methodist Church hosts annual picnic

The cake walk is one of the favored activities at the picnic. - Courtesy photo
The cake walk is one of the favored activities at the picnic.
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To celebrate the passing of summer and ring in fall, Tracyton United Methodist Church members are hosting their sixth annual Tracyton Community Picnic.

The public is welcome to enjoy food, fun and fellowship from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, on the Tracyton United Methodist Church lawn located at 5153 Naomi Street.

“It’s a lovely time to meet your neighbors, talk with old members and meet new members,” said Evelyn Wigle, picnic coordinator. “It brings the community together.”

The picnic will feature free hamburgers with all the fixings, baked beans, carrots, cookies and watermelon. Games and crafts will be available for children who attend, provided by the church’s youth group. Wigle said one of the most popular activities among the children is the cake walk.

“That cake walk is a hit every year,” she said with a smile. “The kids have a great time with it.”

With cakes made and donated by members for the community, children walk around a circle of numbered squares until the music stops, similar to musical chairs. Whoever stands on the square with the number that is drawn wins the selected cake for that round.

Community members also will have the opportunity to meet the church’s new pastor, Sharon Hamilton.

“She’s very enthusiastic,” Wigle said with a laugh. “We think she’ll be good for us.”

Wigle added that all of the picnic supplies and food are donated by members of the church, so the picnic is free to all who attend. Weather dependent, the picnic will be on the lawn of the church and greeters will be there to welcome picnic-goers.

The sanctuary also will be open for people who want see what it looks like. Wigle said the street in front of the church will be blocked off for both regular and handicap parking.

“My favorite part (of the picnic) is being with the people, seeing old friends and chatting with them,” Wigle said with a smile. “Come (to the picnic) and have a good time.”

For more information, contact Wigle at (360) 692-7325 or via e-mail at

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