Annual Picnic – May 18, 2019

Cooks Tomas, Manny and Ira hard at work.

Nearly 60 club members, family and friends showed up for the fun, the food, and the company, and a nice selection of antique cars.

Once again the members of the AACA South Florida Region gathered for the annual picnic, this time at Tropical Park. Again we scheduled it for May so that there was less chance of rain and it would be cooler. This year it proved to be a good move: it was a great day weather-wise with a nice breeze to keep us cooler.

This year’s picnic organized by Manny and Millie Garcia was served up by the capable chef skills of Manny Garcia, Tomas Hernandez, Bill Anello and Ira Shapiro.   Our members contributed by heaping two tables with a wide assortment of side dishes and desserts, all up for prizes and judged by an impartial panel of tasters.

Taking top honors for the side dishes were: 1st place, George Harvey’s corn casserole; 2nd place Bob Squier’s cucumber salad. Top honors for desserts went to: 1st place Cheryl Mullininx’s assorted cookies; 2nd place Carolyn Thiele’s peanut butter topped brownies.  In addition to the food competition member awards were given for Longest Drive – Larry Wechsler from Coral Springs; Oldest Antique Car – guest – soon to be member – Ken Willis, 1925 Dodge Brothers.

Thanks again to all who helped with the picnic, and all the members who by being there made this a very enjoyable event.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier and Philip Williams