Russ joins Gujarati Samaj funfilled picnic

st louis-webST LOUIS: The Gujarati Samaj of St. Louis organized its annual picnic at McDonald Park on Sunday June 26 with 200 members, friends, and well-wishers participating in this near day-long event.

This year picnic was attended by Congressman Russ Carnahan who is candidate for Missouri Lt. Governor. This is an annual affair with the Samaj.

Besides a full scale social interaction and games, the highlight of the picnic was enchanting and mouth watering food. The food team was ready with Fried chana dal, nachos, corn and water melons, corn, and varieties of juice as the participants started arriving at the picnic site.

Throughout the event, Indian games and sports, such as cricket, volleyball, water balloons and other enjoyable items were played. Indian food was served to all members included khichadi with masala chhas and pickles. The picnic was enjoyed by all the guests due to dedication and hard work by members, volunteers and officers of the Samaj.

The next event for the Samaj will be Kite Day on July 9 at Worthen Park, 3200 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL

Gujarati Samaj of St. Louis was established in 1984 with the efforts of some community leaders to preserve, protect and personify eastern values, to make our children participate in celebrating our festivals, and to provide platform to all Gujaratis to come together to meet, greet, entertain and celebrate our heritage.

Gujarati Samaj arranges programs to commemorate important Gujarati festivals and events and invites dignitaries and artists from Gujarat and India to perform for the benefit of members.

Ashwin Patel

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