Patriotic Picnic

Wonderful red, white, and blue! (Photo by Judy Saks)

Judy Saks

On July 18, the SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club (SBLDC) started off dancing in the morning to patriotic songs, which included “G.I. Blues,” sung by Elvis; “This Land Is Your Land;” and a rousing instrumental of “Yankee Doodle.” Then we were off for a picnic at the home of Claudia Rigg. You would normally have a picnic outside, right? But that particular day was way, way too hot for that, so the picnic was moved inside.

An enormous thanks to Claudia’s husband, “Chef Bill on the Grill.” He was a real trooper to be outside cooking in the sizzling heat. But the temperature wasn’t the only thing that was sizzling. Bill’s burgers were also sizzling and perfectly delicious! The burgers were accompanied by all the fixings: lettuce, tomato, cheese, and pickles. On the side, folks enjoyed potato salad and baked beans. Dancers cooled off with water, lemonade, and iced tea. And the meal was finished off with absolutely yummy cookies, homemade by the club’s own Lynne Kumza.

We also had a contest to vote on who wore the most red, white, and blue outfit. The contest was won by Lan Bedard-Nguyen who got a “door prize” of a watermelon. Congratulations, Lan, and happy munching! Thanks to the Riggs, Lynne Kumza, Shirley Miller, Nan Kartsonis, and all who helped to put this shindig together. Super job!

Please check out our website Got questions? Email our vice president Jaci McGeorge at [email protected]. Club dues are $10 per year. No matter what the weather, the SBLDC always has a good time!