Hundreds of parishioners, friends and family attended the annual picnic at Riverhead’s First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon.
The picnic, held each year on the third Sunday in August for more than 30 years, is a way for the community to catch up and relax for a few hours on a hot summer afternoon, organizers said. This year, the picnic kicked off right after services were over, and featured basketball, hula-hoops, tables of food, checkers, chess and other games for adults and kids alike to play.
“[The best part is] definitely the fellowship, people getting together and enjoying each other’s company,” said Shirley Coverdale, wife of the Rev. Charles Coverdale.
Riverhead resident Thelma White said she’s been attending the picnic every year.
“It’s wonderful people,” she said.