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December 5, 2020

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Here there are, Mr and Mrs. F&M Picnic

They play a huge part of the F&M Picnic

By Monty Siekerman
Here they are, Mr. and Mrs. F & M Picnic, for many years now. Kenny Wolke, longtime Ada War Memorial Park superintendent, and his wife, Eva, have a lot to do with the success of the annual festival, not for all of its 104 years of existence, but for several decades. Kenny explains some of what it takes to prepare for the multi event extravaganza. 

There are tents to be put up, many picnic tables and benches to be moved, roping off areas for parking which were athletic fields the day before, acres of grass to be mowed, trimming done, sticks and trash to be picked up, vendors and food trucks to be directed..the list is long.

The AHS football team helped with set up on Friday. The boys and girls soccer teams helped with tear down on Saturday night.

Those having family reunions at the park the day after the community picnic would never know that several thousand people enjoyed cotton candy, pulled pork sandwiches, a horse show and truck pull, or even that Elvis and Spider Man visited the day before.