The first Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) family picnic of the year was held on the sunny Saturday of June 22nd. Families gathered on the West yard and in Multi for the daylong event. The day was a total success, with 138 participating AICs and 348 visitors attending!
Arguably, one of the best parts of the family event is the opportunity for AICs and their families to walk around freely between the West yard and Multi. Unlimited snow cones, cotton candy, and popcorn don’t hurt either, and a lunch of hot dogs, cheeseburgers, watermelon, and brownies is always a treat. But as many AICs will tell you, the ability to throw a football with your child or walk hand-in-hand with your spouse offers a taste of normal life that is absolutely priceless.
The next family picnic is scheduled for September 28, 2019.
The annual family picnics are only possible through the tireless efforts of EOCI’s team members and volunteer AICs. Thanks for all that you do!