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Posted on: June 2, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Public invited to suggest theme for Picnic in the Park 2014

Date: June 2, 2014

There’s a new twist to the City of Savannah’s Picnic in the Park, set for October 5, 2014: the public is being invited to suggest the event theme to Parker’s, the Picnic Contest Host and Presenting Sponsor.

To share your suggestion for the 2014 Picnic in the Park theme, go to the Parker’s Facebook page at and comment with your idea, or email Parker’s at Entries will be accepted from now until Sunday, June 8. Everyone who submits an idea will have an opportunity to be selected as the Guest of Honor for this year’s Picnic in the Park and given a VIP spot to set-up their picnic, front and center in Forsyth Park. At the event, all Picnic Contest entrants will be eligible to win an array of prizes, organized and presented by Parker’s.

“We are pleased to be hosting the popular Picnic Contest for the first time this year, an integral part of the Picnic in the Park event,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of The Parker Companies. “Savannah has such a creative citizenry that I’m sure we will receive outstanding and fun theme ideas!”

About Picnic in the Park: Picnic in the Park is a free community picnic and concert sponsored annually by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. A tradition since the 1980’s, the event draws crowds of over 20,000. Each year, picnickers can enter the Picnic Contest where they are encouraged to design an imaginative picnic spread inspired by the theme of the evening. In recent years, the themes have included Mercer in the Park, Rock n Roll Marathon, Pinknic and Some Enchanted Evening.

About Parker’s: Parker’s currently operates 34 convenience stores dedicated to a superior customer experience in nine counties throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Parker’s is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and being recognized throughout the region as the pre-eminent convenience store and gourmet deli operator.

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