Peace Corps annual Picnic and Send Off & Welcome Back Ceremony at Terhune Orchards, June 4, 2017, 12-3 p.m.
Gary and Pam Mount served as Peace Corps volunteers prior to opening Terhune Orchards in 1975. They have continued to be involved with the organization ever since. They are delighted to host the annual picnic. The Mounts shared an account of their time in Micronesia in a recent Town Topics story. Read it here.
Past, present and future Peace Corps Volunteers are invited to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of New Jersey Family Picnic on June 4, 2017, 12-3 p.m. Peace Corps volunteers from North and South Jersey are welcome at this potluck event. Volunteers will gather to share stories, learn about Volunteer experiences, and celebrate those preparing to depart for assignments overseas.
The picnic will be held rain or shine at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton. Tables & chairs will be available in a large open barn- no need to bring your own. Please bring some food and/or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Ethnic dishes from the locations the Peace Corps volunteered in are encouraged. Crockpots and warming trays etc. can be plugged in but no grilling will be available.
Prospective volunteers, those who have been invited to join the Peace Corps and are preparing to serve as well as newly returned volunteers are welcome too. RPCV’s from anywhere in NJ and surrounding areas are welcome. Family and friends are welcome, too. A children’s activity area, barnyard animals and seasonal farm activities will be open for family fun.
A Send Off & Welcome Back Celebration will be held to share their Peace Corps story with others, particularly those who are soon leaving for their Peace Corps service, and celebrate the service Peace Corps volunteers have done and continue
to do. An “Around the World” displays of items from various Countries of Service
will be set up.
Register online: https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/17_vrs_special-event_welcome-back-and-send-off-party_201764/
Please note: Event is Rain or Shine. No pets, no smoking & no alcohol on the farm.
For more information about RCPV-NJ or the event, please contact Contact Doug Garatina firstname.lastname@example.org or Naomi Shank email@example.com
RPCV-NJ 2017 Family Picnic & NJ Peace Corps Send-off Agenda
Sunday, June 4th
11:00pm – 5:00pm
Terhune Orchards, Princeton, NJ
• 11am-12:15 pm Registration/Check-In
Peruse Country of Service Tables
Start Food & Beverage Sharing
• 12:15 pm Welcome Remarks
• 12:30 pm Ice Breaker Game
• 1:00 pm Continue Food Sharing & Mingling
• 2:00 pm Story Telling by RPCVs
• 2:40 pm Candlelight Ceremony – All invitees and RPCVs
• 3-5pm Continued Picnic for all
Glenn Blumhorst from the NPCA will attend.