IMAGE 2015 Oneida Nation Member Picnic at Peaceful Pines

Member Picnic Unites Families, Friends

Slated on the first 90-degree day of summer, the 2015 Oneida Nation Member Picnic thrilled family and friends alike with an array of games, delectable summer foods and, more importantly, a chance for people to reminisce while creating new memories.

A serving of Central New York humidity, which was not lessened by an afternoon thunderstorm, did not quell enthusiasm for this annual event which has flourished over the years.

"It’s grown a lot,” said Mary Cook (Wolf Clan) about the picnic, adding, “I remember when they had it out at the RV Park.”

They have more for the kids here. It makes it a lot of fun,” said Rose Tompkins (Wolf Clan). The pair, joined by Gloria Halbritter (Wolf Clan), were gearing up for a round of bingo. “It’s nice,” Rose added. “It’s all family because almost everyone here is related. Everybody has a chance to catch up.” ...
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