Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fun for Everyone!

On Sunday, July 18, 2010, CPP held its First Annual Company Picnic. Celebrating the hard work of CPP’s great team, the event was held at Neff Park located in La Mirada*. It was a full house with 96 adults and 25 kids in attendance.

Once everyone arrived it was time to eat. Young and old feasted on a mouth-watering meal, served-up by Summit Events, which included everything from BBQ chicken and spare ribs to a variety of drinks and ice cream.

After savoring lunch, children of all ages were treated to an assortment of games, including a hula-hoop contest, a tug-o-war, water-balloon tossing, and team trudging. Plus, a huge bounce-house and slide provided additional entertainment for the wee ones. In addition, the athletic members of CPP engaged in a spirited game of volleyball. James Events was coordinator and master-of-ceremonies for all the silliness.


Despite predictions of temperatures over 90°, the weather was ideal—hot, but not too hot—perfect for water pistol fights, misting bottles and dumping ice cold water on friends—and that included the owner! (Wow, and we still have our jobs. Go figure.)

Finally, after over 5 hours of fun, everyone packed-up and headed home. Tired, but happy!

* History buffs take note: Neff Park is named after the Neff family. Nannie Neff was the daughter of Andrew McNally, founder and president of Rand McNally Publishing Company. In 1888, he purchased almost 2,300 acres of rangeland and named the area La Mirada, which in Spanish means "The View".

Neff Park covers ten acres and includes three historic buildings, a gazebo, basketball court, tennis court, horseshoes pits, a playground, and picnic areas. The historic buildings include: Neff Home, George House, and Neff Barn. If you are in the area, you got to check it out.

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