In honor of our annual company picnic on Saturday, August 13 at Victory Field, it’s only fitting to look back at some of the great outings we’ve had.
The first company picnic started out small but mighty. Then again, the company was small and mighty back then, too. The first ACE picnic took place in 1982. A softball game at the Lawrence North High School baseball diamond kicked off the festivities followed by pitch-in at the Lake Castleton Arms Apartments. A staff member lived there at the time and secured the clubhouse for an indoor picnic. The company supplied the deli meats and 25 employees provided the eats – sides, drinks and desserts.
Many picnics took place at Northern Beach Park in Carmel, Indiana. In 2007, we moved to the Indianapolis Zoo. In 2009, the picnic moved to Conner Prairie in Noblesville for a four-year run. Since 2013, Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis has been the home of our company picnic. This year over 450 employees, family members, and guests are expected to attend. Here’s hoping it’s another great day for family fun and employee camaraderie!