Wyoming Picnic in the Park set for Saturday

Small boy playing outside in red bouncy castle. © Can Stock Photo / ampak

It’s the first event hosted by the newly formed Plympton-Wyoming Special Events Committee.

Residents of all ages are invited to McKay Park Saturday, May 14 for the Community Spirit Picnic in the Park.

Second Vice-Chair Brad Burnard said it’ll be an opportunity to finally bring the community together over food, games, live music and more.

“Now that the pandemic is mostly over, we wanted to give everyone in Wyoming a chance to get out and reconnect with the community, friends, neighbours and to meet some of our newer residents,” said Burnard.  “To finally be able to gather with everyone with low-risk is wonderful and we’re very excited to get started.”

The festivities get going at 11 a.m. and wrap up at around 3 p.m.  Burnard said the all-ages event offers plenty of attractions.

“Lots of children’s activities such as face-painting, a scavenger hunt, some real cool bouncy castles and games.  We also have a classic car display and we’ll show off our newly purchased Plympton-Wyoming pump truck.”

Oil Springs musician Trevor Wagner will also be in attendance.

“And if you’re hungry, we have a large assortment of food trucks and other delicious eats for everyone to enjoy,” said Burnard.

On the event’s Facebook page, over 200 people are either going or interested in going.

“In passing around some information, everyone is quite eager to get out and about and shake the COVID blues, so we’re hoping the park is full.”

Burnard said they have another event May 28 in Lamrecton Park to officially reopen that park, which was donated by the Town of Wyoming.  The committee’s third event, set for July 2, will bring Canada Day activities back to the town.

Burnard said they’re always open to new ideas for events.

For more information, head to the Plympton-Wyoming Special Events Committee Facebook page, or contact Chair Mike Vasey at 519-402-1761.