Large numbers of families in the Viking picnic grove could be seen enjoying chicken barbecue prepared by the Ellington Fire Department and Viking kitchen staff.
This yearly event was sponsored by the Viking Past Chiefs' Club to help give assistance where needed. Some of the needs that the Past Chiefs have been involved in include sponsoring a reception for Viking scholarship winners and their families, purchasing new flags, helping to purchase equipment and other worthy projects.
The Viking playgrounds provided entertainment for children of all ages. The Viking Sweet Shack (Godis Affar) was opened again by volunteer playground directors Dan and Linda Anderson after a two-year absence.
Playground Director Dan Anderson selling ice cream to Maddie Johnson at the newly reopened Viking Sweet Shop.
Young and old treated themselves to ice cream and candy. The Andersons have put new life in the playgrounds by painting and cleaning the play apparatuses and covering the play area with new washed sand. The newly covered floor makes the play area a lot safer. Rains held off, and a large group of people enjoyed viewing the annual Chautauqua Lake flare show.