The APG family had a fantastic time at our 37th annual picnic, held at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure!
Everyone began arriving at 9 AM with smiling faces, sporting our APG team shirts. The morning started with sunshine and clear skies, and we could spot APG logos in every direction. With our best walking shoes on, we wasted no time getting to the attractions at both parks. Families filed into lines for superhero and movie-themed rides and played the many arcade and outdoor games at the park. At 12:00 PM, we met on the upper promenade of Universal CityWalk for a lunch buffet. There we enjoyed hot dogs, burgers, perfectly grilled chicken, salad, and desserts. With our plates piled high, we took our seats while the DJ played music and joked with APG team members as they walked by. Some of our favorite Universal characters paid a visit, and we had a great time taking pictures with them! The social media photo booth was a hit too. Attendees took photos with family and friends while the park’s stilt performers made colorful balloon art for the kids. With our bellies full, we were ready to power on through the afternoon to more rides and family fun!
Things got a little stormy in the afternoon, but we didn’t let the rain wash out our day of fun. Many of us hopped on to roller coasters and water rides at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Others made their way over to Universal Studios Florida to take advantage of the indoor attractions.
APG Preconstruction Estimator George Lambert’s kids wrote thank you cards after attending the picnic. Here are some snippets of what Carlson, Kelsey, and Madeleine had to say:
Thank you so much for organizing this great event for all the families.
The APG picnic is something I look forward to each year! I enjoy going to amusement parks with my dad’s work. Thank you for making this possible for us.
Thank you very much for always making the annual anniversary trip one to remember. I loved this year’s trip to Universal. All the rollercoasters were fun to ride. I always look forward to this trip.
We’re so glad that everyone had a great time! Thanks to all the employees and family members who attended our picnic this year, and a very special thank you to Bonnie Gerhart for arranging this wonderful event, and to her helpers, Averi Lew and Autumn Esker. We look forward to seeing you all again next year for more family fun.