Neighborhood picnics planned

Published 7:51 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The city of Albert Lea will host three neighborhood picnics this year. The picnics will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Shoreland Park, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wedgewood Park and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Frank Hall Park.

According to a press release, the informal gatherings are intended as a way for staff and the community to share ideas and learn about city services. Community members are welcome to come and check out fire and police vehicles and other city displays. There will also be games for children. Hot dogs, cookies, chips, watermelon and a beverage will be provided.

Those who plan to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

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The picnics are sponsored by the city of Albert Lea, the Blue Zones Project and Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services. The food will be sponsored by Cargill, Kwik Trip, Hy-Vee, Marketplace Foods, WSB and the United Employees Credit Union.