Planning for the Annual Prosper Community Picnic is underway, signaling the approach of the fall season. The highly-popular event, now in its fifth year, is free and provides the perfect opportunity for residents to meet and interact with one another in a casual atmosphere.

“Prosper residents cherish tradition,” said Julie Shivers, Recreation Coordinator. “The Community Picnic is a day to remember those roots and enjoy that small-town feel that residents have come to know and love.” Set for Frontier Park, the picnic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at 3 p.m. and continuing until 6 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy fellowship, food, fun and activities for all ages. Under the mantle of servant leadership, members of the Town Council will once again help serve hot dogs prepared by Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church. Drinks will be provided by Prosper United Methodist Church and the Prosper Ladies Association will be handing out slices of various types of pies.

Rides and games will be up and running to engage the young and young at heart. Scheduled activities include a jousting area, rock wall, cannonball blaster, laser tag, Xtreme Gaming Truck and inflatables. An animated DJ will keep everyone entertained, and Kona Ice will offer refreshing treats for purchase.

In the spirit of sharing, the Community Picnic will again serve as the staging area for the “Hunger is No Picnic” effort to help resupply Bethlehem Place, the local food pantry. Attendees are asked to bring a canned, non-perishable food or toiletry item to donate. A collection point will be provided for each school in the Prosper ISD to receive donations. The school with the highest percentage of items-to-students will be awarded the highly-coveted traveling trophy and recognition for students and staff.

Additionally, Cornerstone Assistance Center will be collecting new socks in all sizes to include in their Cornerstone Christmas drive.

Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic supplies, kites and fishing poles to take full advantage of Frontier Park’s amenities, and make it a true community picnic.