North Perry Village looking for additional volunteers to help with community picnic

Mar. 19—North Perry Village wants to hear from people who'd like to help plan and carry out a community picnic that's slated for this summer.

Acting Mayor Brian Titus said the village Picnic Committee needs more volunteers.

"If you're willing to lend a hand, please call Village Hall at 440-259-4994 and we'll all work together to try and put on a fun community event," Titus said, in a March 16 Facebook post.

The Picnic Committee recently lost its chairman, North Perry resident Bryce Tischer, who announced that he was stepping down for personal reasons.

It was Tischer who launched a discussion on Facebook last year about reviving the community picnic, an event that North Perry used to hold every year at Townline Park.

Tischer stated on Facebook that the community picnics stopped long before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But he wasn't sure why the village decided to end that tradition.

Council wrapped up a discussion on the matter by authorizing the formation of a Picnic Committee, with Tischer and Larry Reichard as charter members.

Since that time, the picnic has been booked for July 29 at Townline Park. Village Council also authorized creation of a Community Events Fund to keep track of money that is donated and spent for the picnic.

However, when Tischer announced his resignation in a March 16 Facebook post, he stated that not many people had offered to serve on the panel.

"Volunteers have been few," he said. "Anyone wanting to help, it would be nice."

Titus confirmed that the picnic is still scheduled, but also emphasized the importance of securing more volunteers to assist with the endeavor.