Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 8, 1996

Rain Fizzles,
Picnic Sizzles

It had rained all day. But by the time the more than 500 students, faculty, staff and their families arrived at Homewood's baseball field, the sun had begun to peek through. And the ninth annual Hopkins picnic was on.

New this year were snowballs, Zeffert and Gold Caterers and one big tent, which "seemed to bring people together. It--and the food--was very well received," said Judy Peregoff, director of the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, which sponsors the yearly event.

Not long after DJ Bill Dillon stopped spinning his music, and the rides on the Gyrospinner and Moonbounce stopped, and the Oriole Bird flew home, and the games of milk bottle toss, grizzly bear throw, bean ball toss, baseball throw, ring toss and horseshoes ended, the rains returned. But no one much minded by then.

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