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Vol. LXV, No. 14
July 5, 2013
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31st Camp Fantastic BBQ a Success
Photos: Ernie Branson, Belle Waring

Funnel cakes were available for dessert at the picnic.
Funnel cakes were available for dessert at the picnic.

On June 11, the NIH Recreation & Welfare Association hosted the 31st Camp Fantastic BBQ, which raises funds for a weeklong camping trip in August for pediatric cancer patients from the Clinical Center and other hospitals.

According to R&W President Randy Schools, the barbecue was the first fundraiser the camp ever held; this year’s version raised more than $6,000. “We got lots of nice comments,” he said, “and it was fun to see NIH staff having fun.”

The food this year came from High Point Catering of Clarksburg, Md. R&W staffer Kallie Wasserman coordinated a number of games including Wheel of Fortune, putt-putt golf and Beaker Pong. Said Schools, “The games are fun and have a lot of participation. Vendors design their own.”

The band Streetlife entertained at the lunch; they are staples of the celebration almost every year and play popular hits from years gone by.

Streetlife bassist Dr. Paul Scimonelli (r) handles a duet with Dave Brown, chief executive officer of Special Love Inc., which sponsors Camp Fantastic barbecue attendees fill out raffle tickets, making them eligible for such prizes as movie tickets and Starbucks gift cards.

Above Streetlife bassist Dr. Paul Scimonelli (r) handles a duet with Dave Brown, chief executive officer of Special Love Inc., which sponsors Camp Fantastic. At right, barbecue attendees fill out raffle tickets, making them eligible for such prizes as movie tickets and Starbucks gift cards. Below, Allison Adams-McLean of the Clinical Center plays Beaker Pong as Steven Wein of Fisher Scientific looks on.

Allison Adams-McLean of the Clinical Center plays Beaker Pong as Steven Wein of Fisher Scientific looks on.
trying her hand at putt-putt golf is Cathy Troutman, a management analyst at NHLBI Dr. Richard Wyatt (r) of the Office of Intramural Research looks forward to a BBQ sandwich being served by NIH’er Nick Kovacs.

Above, trying her hand at putt-putt golf is Cathy Troutman, a management analyst at NHLBI. At right, Dr. Richard Wyatt (r) of the Office of Intramural Research looks forward to a BBQ sandwich being served by NIH’er Nick Kovacs. Below at left, Streetlife band belts out chart-toppers of yesteryear; at right, managing, with enthusiasm, the Wheel of Fortune is Karen Leake from the NIH Federal Credit Union.

Streetlife band belts out chart-toppers of yesteryear managing, with enthusiasm, the Wheel of Fortune is Karen Leake from the NIH Federal Credit Union

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