Aloha! TQL celebrates Hawaiian themed Summer Picnic
More than 3,000 TQL’ers attend companywide event at Kings Island
A Moana photobooth? An appearance by demigod Maui? TQL’s Summer Picnic transformed into a Hawaiian Luau themed family party, July 8 at Kings Island.
The amusement park and its water park, Soak City, served as the venue for a fifth straight year. More than 3,000 TQL’ers were treated to parking vouchers and all-day access to the parks, including Kings Island’s 15 roller coasters.
Thirty-two volunteers made the picnic a success. They directed TQL’ers to the Kids Club Tent, games and a buffet feast of burgers, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, baked beans, fruit, chips, cookies and unlimited soft drinks.
Kids were given bright orange drawstring bags and color changing water bottles. They made sand art necklaces at a craft station, had their faces painted with creative artistry and posed for photos in the Moana photobooth.
Families also gathered in a green screen photo booth with backgrounds of roller coasters, beaches and Hawaii (with luau props, of course).
TQL Cares hosted a Te Fiti Toss game in which kids shot oversized colorful balls to score donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters. TQL made a $5,000 donation to the nonprofit after the event’s end, and kids parted with free yellow sunglasses.
Bingo, another TQL favorite, returned with over 150 prizes for babies, kids and adults. DJ Jon Jon emceed the hourlong game while mixing in summer music.
The sand volleyball area was equipped with beach balls and sand toys for more fun and games. In the meantime, Maui made the rounds, greeting TQL’ers and flexing his muscles. TQL mascot Axle Roads joined him for the meet-and-greets.
A pre-event summer storm didn’t deter TQL families from coming out for the company event. The skies stayed clear until the park’s close at 10 p.m.
Kings Island’s nightly fireworks punctuated another festive celebration of the TQL community.
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