Great American Fun
Photos by Ruby Wallau | Staff Photographer
The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Alumni Association held its annual Great American Picnic last Sunday on the lawn of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall. The event featured a live brass band, a silent auction, games, a book sale, and food, particularly hot dogs — lots and lots of hot dogs. The picnic is the CLSC Alumni Association’s biggest fundraising event, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to sponsor two local high school students from Chautauqua County. These students are invited to the Institution grounds to take writing courses, attend lectures and meet authors.