On Sunday, July 1, members of all ages gathered inside Ohav Shalom’s social hall to escape the 98 degree temperatures and support the synagogue. This joint feel-good event was coordinated and attended by members from both Ohav Shalom and Congregation Ohr Chadash. The picnic, game day and sweepstakes event has been an annual tradition and summer highlight at Ohav Shalom for decades. Over 100 attendees braved the sweltering heat to dine on hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, watermelon and all the picnic fixings. Attendees played a specially created trivia game which pitted table versus table and was emceed by our host with the most—Steve Segerman. Children enjoyed numerous games both indoors and outdoors. Adults and children alike were having a great time playing various Minute To Win It challenges from the NBC television show, and taking part in a Wiffle Ball Homerun Hitting Contest. And as it’s been for many years, the highlight of the evening was the drawing of the four grand prize raffle tickets with thousands of dollars up for grab. We are happy to report that this tradition will continue regardless of the weather.
August 10th, 2012 | Section: Local News