Yale Acres residents were treated to an afternoon of great food and fun when the annual community picnic was held earlier this month. Held on Thursday, August 7th, the picnic was organized by the Yale Acres Resident Association (YARA), with assistance from the Meriden Housing Authority (MHA). MHA staff helped out by cooking and serving food, which included hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken wings, to residents. Popcorn and cotton candy were also being served for those who wanted some tasty treats.
It wasn’t just the food that made the event. For entertainment, there was moonbounces, ball toss games, and face painting. Local firefighters came for a bit to show the fire truck to children. Paul Pizzo and his team at Landmark Architects created a presentation to show residents of Yale Acres what the new apartment buildings will look like once the entire project is completed. Residents were excited to see how their new apartments are going to look.
During the summer, children living at Yale Acres participated in the Blue is Green banner project. Blue is Green was an art project that promoted the values of reduce, reuse, and recycle, and gave young residents a chance to design banners supporting those values, which would then be displayed all around the community. Those completed banners were displayed at the picnic for all to see. Both YARA and MHA were very happy with how the picnic turned out, and are already looking at how to improve the event for next year.