Avon town picnic set for Thursday | VailDaily.com

Avon town picnic set for Thursday

Matt Zalaznick

Town Council members will be cooking up free hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers for Avon residents in Nottingham Park from noon to 1:30 p.m.

“This is a fun day for everyone,” says Town Manager Bill Efting. “It’s Town Council’s way of staying involved in the community. It’s an opportunity to visit with our friends and neighbors and give them an opportunity to talk to council members on an informal basis.”

There will be limited seating so guests are encouraged to bring a blanket.

This year’s picnic will have a bonus blast of nostalgia: the Town Council will open a time capsule buried 20 years ago in Avon’s early days as an incorporated town.

The capsule had been buried inside of a bollard in front of what’s commonly called the “Boat Building.” The bollard was recently moved to Nottingham Park.

“I was there when the capsule was buried on Aug. 8, 1982, so I’m looking forward to being a part of the ceremony to open it 20 years later,” says Mayor Judy Yoder.

Another time capsule –full of mementos from the year 2002 – will be buried in its place. Passengers of the next capsule, among others, include blueprints of the sprawling Village at Avon shopping and residential complex now under construction, copies of the county’s three newspapers, and a recreation brochure.

The time capsule ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m.

The items from the 1982 time capsule will then be displayed at the Avon Library.

Efting encourages everyone to stop by and have a free lunch on the Town Council and enjoy the day in Nottingham Park as everybody takes a look back at Avon 20 years ago, when many of the town’s landmark buildings were under construction.

Call 748-4000 for more information.

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