By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
It was a celebration to remember, attended by hundreds of community members—from newborn babies to longtime residents, new neighbors, Council District 11 Candidate Traci Park and even three goats.
Palisades Picnic, which was billed as a 100th anniversary town party, took place on Sunday, September 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Palisades Recreation Center. The event was organized by Jimmy Dunne and Kristen Chambers.
“The 100th anniversary is a huge milestone in our amazing community,” Dunne said ahead of the event. “This town’s greatest strength is its people. Palisadians are what make our town so unique and wonderful. Palisadians beaming with joy, with promise, with happiness. I figured there is enough divisiveness and negativity going on in the world, so let’s throw a party—and what could be a more wonderful place for our Palisades family to celebrate than Veterans Gardens?”
Members of American Legion Ronald Reagan – Palisades Post 283 welcomed guests, and provided water and a variety of sodas.
Kogi BBQ, Vivace Pizza and The Plant Lab had food trucks stationed in the parking lot, while a “Taste of the Palisades”—with Hank’s, Qué Padre and El Dragón—operated in tents on the lawn. Sweet Rose Creamery was stationed in the middle of the field, with a variety of flavors for residents to try. DJ Golddust was on hand to play music throughout the celebration.
Games included a water balloon toss and musical chairs—with one version for kids and one version for adults. Prizes included gift certificates to local shops, including Tallula’s, Paliskates and more. There were also arts and crafts tables, as well as a face painter.
The Palisadian-Post had a booth at the picnic, where subscriptions were sold, along with hats and T-shirts.
“Let’s start a new town tradition that says everything about how lucky we are to live right where we do,” Dunne shared.
This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access.