Curt Seeden: Historical Society Summer Picnic to serve up food, fun

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I was telling members of my “Guys Who Like Hallmark Movies” support group about the upcoming Fountain Valley Historical Society’s annual Summer Picnic.

This laid-back, fun event is set for noon Sunday, July 22, at Heritage Park next to the Fountain Valley Library.

It very much reminds me of a Hallmark movie event, but without the drama. No hunky hero, no creepy ex-boyfriend and no young woman trying to decide about a career move that will force her to move to Boston.

The picnic is just plain Midwestern fun, with the Historical Society serving up hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, salads and desserts.

Cost is $10 per person.

There are usually lots of lawn games, including croquet and bocce ball. The trees are shady and there’s plenty of lemonade or iced tea to keep you cool. There is usually wine and beer available for a modest donation.

I happen to be a member of the Historical Society, a great group of residents that appreciates Fountain Valley’s history.

If you haven’t been to Heritage Park, this is a great opportunity to see some of the original buildings that have been moved and preserved, including the Courreges Ranch tank house.

You may remember that two years ago, the Historical Society staged a successful fundraising event to pay for the dismantling, moving and reassembling of the tank house. It now towers above Heritage Park and will be open for tours the day of the picnic.

So, come on out for some great food, camaraderie and games.

Like I mentioned, I’m a member of the Society, so if you want more information, give me a call at 714-847-7714.

And while I’m on the subject of the Historical Society, mark your calendars for the Society’s annual Ice Cream Social, this year set for 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 19.

Ice cream sundaes are $2; pay another dollar and you’ll also get a cookie and a drink. No reservations are needed for this event.

The social will include an anniversary recognition of the tank house move. Everyone’s invited.

Heritage Park is at 17641 Los Alamos St.