Wednesday, August 23, 2017

End of Summer Picnic

My hubby [along with two other General Motors retirees] have worked all summer in G.M Student Corps, mentoring life skills to a group of high school seniors at Pershing High School.  

Today was the last day of the program, so a picnic was held for them, their families, Pershing High School alumni, and the community.  It was a perfect 74 degree day, and sunshine was mingled with white fluffy clouds.

I wonder if one of their projects next year will be a new digital school sign?  The Detroit school has so many needs, and this was their first year to participate in the program. There's enough projects to keep the Student Corps busy for several years to come.

The students were busy getting things set-up before the first guests arrived at 10:00 this morning.

The caterers were getting the grill set up for hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbequed chicken wings, accompanied by corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked beans, and pasta salad.   Also on the menu were watermelon slices, lemon cake, and ice cream.  Lemonade and bottled iced water were the beverages.  They had everything that makes for a great summer picnic - except iced tea.  ;-)

I arrived just shortly after 12:00 noon.  A small group of students made the picnic atmosphere festive with their percussion instruments.

Jerry was pleased with the turn-out.  He said people came steadily from 10:00 in the morning until it ended at 2:00 in the afternoon.

G.M. Corps students eating at their designated table.

Jerry with two girls [sisters] who were in the program with their family.  The girls are wearing gray G.M. Student Corps t-shirts and ball caps.

After the picnic was over and everything was dismantled, Jerry and the other two mentors said their good-byes to the students, with the hope that they made a positive impact on their lives and future.  


  1. What a great picnic for the GM group to sponsor. (But I would have missed the iced tea, too.) This sounds like a great program.


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