The 6th Annual Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Picnic was a nice way to spend a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Central Park. We were fortunate and grateful to have the support of the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management faculty such as Carol Heil, Cindie Adams and Jim Seward, Professor of Finance at Whitman (Cindie’s husband). At the event, old friends were catching up and reminiscing, new connections were being forged, great conversations was flowing and laughter could be heard from our area. The food was great. What’s a picnic without great food and people? One of the favorite dishes of the attendees were the macaroni and cheese. Also, the snacks were a hit too and devoured shortly. If you come next year, make sure as soon as the snacks are on display to get one immediately.
Within the first hour of the event, we had approximately 90 people show up to the event. As the time went by, more people trickled in. It was great to see the repeat annual picnic attendees, recent grads, a former board member, families, and guests of the attendees. Near the end of the event, we did a raffle. Every year a raffle is done at the annual picnic. Most of the attendees held on tightly to their ticket to hear their numbers called. Luckily, most of the attendees received something from the raffle that included Syracuse University memorabilia.
As the event was winding down, we were sad to say good-bye, but it was an afternoon well-spent and it was beneficial. Our annual picnic is the only spectacular event that we have. We have several beneficial events for our Syracuse alumni in the NYC metropolitan area. For information on our future events, please check at our site www.whitmannyc.com.
Written by Nicole Bovell, Secretary