Neighborhood Picnic



On September 6, a beautiful late-summer day, close to 100 Palmer Woods residents turned out at Lincolnshire Park for a joyous afternoon filled with food, frolic, friends, fun and lots and lots of dancing. They danced the hustle, the twist, the swim and free-formed it to music by Ronald Rambus. They ate hot dogs fresh from the grill, sno-cones and an array of delicious homemade casseroles, salads and desserts prepared by their neighbors. The kids bounced in the bounce house, had their faces painted by local artists and played frisbee, football, piñata, hula-hoop and other games. Families of all ages renewed old acquaintances and made new ones. Terrance Keith signed copies of his newly published photo essay “Sunrise on the Detroit River, A Love Letter to Detroit.” The City even sent a truck the next day
to pick up the trash, saving us the need to personally haul it to the DPW’s State Fair Yard.

Coordinated by Ruth Stallworth and Mike Einheuser, this was probably one of the liveliest picnics
ever! As summed up by Ruth, “Oh, the joy in gathering together! It’s one time you are guaranteed to
see a smile.”

Next year we hope to add performances and artwork by Palmer Woods residents. Contact “PW Talent
Scout” Ruth to share your hidden (or not so hidden) talent.