On Saturday June 14, from 12-4pm, the Grandmont #1 neighborhood will celebrate its community with an annual picnic at Acacia Park at Rosemont, affectionately known as Flintstone Park.  Chaired by Vice President Alexander Jones and his wife Shonda Jones, Chair of the Grandmont #1 Youth Development Program, the Annual Picnic promises to be a grand time for Grandmont #1.

There will be a parade along Schoolcraft, games, prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a DJ, and a bouncy house and face painting for the younger ones (or the young at heart).  Of course, there will be the usual delicious picnic foods.  Don’t forget your lawn chairs or a blanket so you can enjoy the day comfortably.  Such a big day requires many hands and many dedicated residents who believe in the value of their neighborhood.  As the youngest members of the Grandmont #1 Improvement Association board, Alexander and Shonda serve as terrific examples of how a successful community works.  Alexander in particular has an impressive dedication to Grandmont #1 as he lives in the house where he grew up.  Alexander and Shonda have chosen to live and raise their three children in Grandmont #1.  Staying in a community to do the hard work it takes to keep it stable and welcoming is indeed a lesson from which many communities could benefit.  Another long-time, hard-working resident, Annie Mae Holt, agrees:  “Our neighborhood association is very fortunate to have them [the Joneses] in our community and as engaged members of the association.”

Grandmont #1!  Grab your lawn chairs, cover the potato salad, and head to Flintstone and enjoy the benefits of community, of people working hard, together.