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Thanks to all who joined us for the Staycation Picnic August 13! 

We had great weather and fun times by Wellington Station.              Our Thanks to:

Groundwork Yoga for hosting outdoor yoga and contributing a free yoga class as a Staycation Raffle prize!

Champions Sporting Goods store for donating a “Belmont Rocks” shirt as a Staycation Raffle prize!

Belmont Historical Society for opening Wellington Station for tours, including an 1899 railroad schedule for “Summer Excursions” on the Fitchburg railroad!

Belmont Media Center volunteer videographers for recording the event!

Belmont Citizens Forum volunteers for helping with set up and cleanup.

Over 40 participants who relaxed and enjoyed croquet, soccer, popsicles, yoga, and stories at this first annual picnic!

We are also grateful to the Belmont Citizen-Herald and Belmontonian for covering Belmont Staycation 2016, a program which will continue through the end of August. Check the Belmont Staycation page  for more details about the seven prizes announced at today’s picnic, and eligibility for the raffle drawing September 3.

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