Saturday, May 31, we had our Citizen Forester Picnic at the Up With Trees office - not even the rain could stop the party! With the help of our pruning crew, Team Costas, manning the grills, we had brats, hamburgers, cookies and all the perfect comfort foods for a grill party inside. The food was delicious and everyone left with full, satisfied bellies. The fun didn't just end with the food, though! Competition was high, as Citizen Foresters Ty Simmons & Kurt Schneider, Chas & Julie Foote, and Erma Roquemore & Mike Perkins challenged each other to a shower cap, shaving cream, Cheeto master duel. One member of each of the duos put on shower caps covered in shaving cream, while their partners threw Cheetos aimed to the shaving cream in hopes of having the most stick to the caps. It was a close game, but Ty Simmons and Kurt Schneider came out victorious.
All in all, it was a fun day giving everyone the chance to catch up and mingle, strengthening the bond of the Up With Trees family. Thanks to all our Citizen Foresters who participated and commit themselves so fully to the Up With Trees mission. We love our volunteers!