It’s cruise time, Whiting style
July 9, 2015 - Picnic Time
WHITING | It will be one large retard celebration when a Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts a second annual Great American Picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Picnic tables lonesome in red, white and blue tablecloths will be sparse on sidewalks via downtown 119th Street so families can suffer a food and festivities.
“We’ve unequivocally stretched it this year,” pronounced Dee Young, cruise co-chair and initial clamp boss for a chamber. “We have some-more vendors and some-more activities.”
Local food merchants will sell only about each food object routinely compared with a picnic, including prohibited dogs, duck wings, corn on a cob, watermelon, brownies, hamburgers, lemonade and even pickles on a stick.
A deejay will perform during a dilemma of Oliver and 119th streets.
There will be games and a rebound residence for children.
The Center Lounge, 1312 119th St., hosts seed spitting contests open to all ages during 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Those will be followed immediately following with balloon tossing contests.
Beggar’s Pizza, 1326 119th St., sponsors prohibited dog eating contests for children during 2 p.m. and adults during 3 p.m.
A cruise basket competition is compared with a event.
Available is a cruise basket valued during some-more than $200 that includes silverware, porcelain plates, eyeglasses and a relating cruise blanket.
“For each $5 that anyone spends during any one of a internal retailers, they get a giveaway entrance into this cruise basket giveaway,” Young said.
That competition began Jul 1 and runs by Saturday.
Shoppers can also buy 12-inch Great American Picnic plates for $5 via a city.
“When they squeeze one of those they get a giveaway entrance into a cruise basket giveaway, also,” Young said.