NF Picnic - West Michigan
July - Annual NF Picnic and Raffle
Everyone's favorite social summer event is held at Johnson Park at Wilson & Butterworth in Walker (a western suburb of Grand Rapids). The date for 2016 is Sunday, July 31st.
For 2016 flyer with directions, Click Here.
PICNIC TIME! Please join us once again for everybody’s favorite NF social event. We’ll be at Johnson Park, 2600 Wilson Ave SW in Walker, on Sunday, July 31st starting at 1pm. Look for our Welcome Table, where we give special attention to first-timers.
Johnson Park is an attractive setting just west of Grand Rapids and close to major highways. Parking and amenities are convenient, and the shelter protects us from the weather. Rain or shine, we’ll be in the Open Shelter.
FOOD: We provide the hot dogs and buns, condiments, and water bottles. You’re invited to bring a dish to share. See the flyer for suggestions. If you prefer pop, please bring your own. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park.
ACTIVITIES: Tons of fun for the kiddos – Bouncy Castle, face-painting, candy scramble and more! Goody bags for all kids. Note that professional staff monitor the Bouncy Castle, separating the bigger kids from the small fry and ensuring everyone’s safety. Restrooms are convenient. We recommend sunscreen, especially for the little ones. Expect it to be hot.
INSPIRATION STATION: This is an all-ages art project in memory of Jessica Stone, who passed away from NF2 last year. She was inspired by life itself and shared her joy with countless others. Paints and canvases provided. Bring your creativity!
DJ & RAFFLES: Our top-of-the-line DJs, Me & Mrs Jones, provide the background music and quality sound system for announcements and raffle. Scores of raffle prizes for 50-cent tickets. A second raffle ($1 tickets) has two prizes - a $100 Visa gift card (compliments of the Jones family) and a certificate for a one-night stay at Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek (value $125). First-drawn winner gets to choose.
T-SHIRTS: We’ll have a variety of tees, most with “neurofibromatosis - the most common disorder you’ve never heard of” on the back. Shirt prices are $7 for kid sizes and $8 for adults. Black bling v-necks with 'NF' in rhinestones are $20. A few hoodies also available.
RAFFLE DONATIONS: Your assistance in collecting raffle prizes is deeply appreciated. Gifts items and gift certificates valued from $5 - $50 are needed! Do you know someone who works at or owns a restaurant, beauty salon, shop or service station? Bring prizes with you to the picnic. We can provide tax receipts as needed. THANK YOU!!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: See flyer.