Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 7 1997

Tenth Annual Hopkins
Picnic Wet But
Happy Affair

An estimated 400 adults and 125 children crowded beneath specially erected tents as the start of the 10th annual Hopkins picnic held June 26 was greeted by the first heavy rainstorm in Baltimore in weeks. However, the rain, thunder and lightning did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the diverse crowd of students, staff, faculty and their families drawn from every part of the university.

Beneath the tent, senior administrators led by university President William R. Brody in a "Chef Bill" apron grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for the hungry crowds, while Mrs. Brody took tickets at the door. The event was held at the Garland Hall field for the first time, a location which, despite the rain, was well received. Later, when the storm passed and the sun came out, kids of all ages played at the games, jumped in the moonbounce and managed to find a little bit of mud to take home as souvenirs.

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