For the 7th annual St Louis Section picnic on June 18th, our venue returned to Tower Grove Park, where the picnic got its start six years ago. The day threatened a little rain, but didn’t deliver, and the temperature stayed reasonably centered in the high double digits.
Section Chair Jeff Cornelius stepped up to act as planner and host, filling in for the Past Chair (whose job it really is) Shelley Minteer (who is ensconced in Utah now). Smartly, Jeff brought a strong intercontinental contingent of summer students with him to act as grillmeisters and additional minglers. Attendees comprised a mix of old reliables, who simply wouldn’t miss a picnic, and several new faces, new either to St Louis or to the ACS or both or spouses thereof.