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The Woodsong Picnic

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Woodsong Picnic at Knox Park (MP Photo/ Joe Svete

Aug. 19 turned out to be a pretty nice day for a picnic. Homeowners from the Woodsong and High Pointe communities gathered at Middlefield Village’s Knox Park to enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers cooked on the grill, and pizza prepared by Vinny’s Italian Restaurant. Homeowners supplemented the picnic fare with a delicious assortment of home-prepared sides, salads, snacks and desserts. The summer drizzles politely came before and after picnic hours so as to not interfere with grilling activities. In the quiet, peaceful surroundings, it had the feel of an old-fashioned community picnic. Some might suggest that temperatures hovering near 90 degrees made it too warm, but the Gazebo at Knox Park offered shade and a light breeze wafted through the gathering. 

Of the 55 or so residents who enjoyed the picnic, most stayed to visit and use the opportunity to truly connect with those neighbors one casually waves at while driving down the street or walking the dog. As the gathering was dispersing, many spoke of the need to make the picnic an annual event.

The Woodsong and High Pointe communities have been part of the Middlefield landscape since the late 1990s and some of the residents have lived in the Community since its inception. All residents agree that it has its own endearing qualities. It’s close to all the convenience and amenities that Middlefield Village has to offer, yet has a sense of peace and repose that feels far away from modern life’s hustle and bustle. And Woodsong is still growing; several new homes are under construction and new models are scheduled to open for showing in Fall of 2019. Perhaps you’ll come, visit and decide to stay – and thrive!

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