Summer Picnic – In Review

Sunday, July 10th the Gettysburg Region held its annual Summer Picnic at beautiful Codorus State Park in Hanover, PA. The 3,500 acre park, opened in 1970, always serves as a perfect venue for our event, and it certainly didn’t disappoint this year as we were treated to sunshine and a refreshing breeze the entire day.

             Hotdogs and burgers, expertly grilled by Bob Shultz and Dan Yost, were served around 1 o’clock in addition to  a full spread of yummy sides and desserts brought by all who attended.

After we were all sufficiently stuffed, members could burn off some calories with a game of corn hole, or take a relaxing cruise on the lake. But these cruises weren’t on any old boat, but a car! Ron Green brought along his Amphicar and acted as our captain. This unique German made amphibious automobile always turns heads when it drives into the water. Even some of the kayakers pulled out their phones for a quick photo. Ron commented that he usually gets stopped by a very confused park ranger, but luck seemed on our side that day. Imagine having a vehicle that’s registered as both a car and a boat.

Lots of other members got their antique beauties out for the day and filled up the parking lot outside the Classroom building so it looked like a min-car show. Visitors to the park could be seen taking a stroll or driving through the lot eagerly snapping pictures. And why not? Antique cars are extremely photogenic!

             Many thanks go to President Annette Yost for organizing the event, and to all who helped  with food, set-up, clean-up, or just brought along their smiling face to make the day such a  success! Can’t wait to do it again next year.