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REGIONAL DIGEST—ATLANTA


Atlanta Nagarathars Annual Picnic 2011 2011 Nagarathar picnic happened at the huge Lake Lanier Park in


by subbu muthiah


other direction to see the majestic Lake Lanier. After Tea & Snack, we played another fun game called Achi solla Annan solla (normally Achi says, Annan listens) where the Achi has two chettiar related words, and gives one word clues to make the Annan guess the words within 90 seconds. Our game organizers for the picnic are Nachiappan Thiagarajan,


Fine


Balaji


Perchiappan, Rajesh Alagappan, Vijay Chetty & Subbu Muthiah.


moments of the Picnic were


captured by


shutterbug Ayyappan. August 7th, 2011 started off as a normal day, and ended


Buford, Georgia on a hot summer day (Aug 7th) in Hotlanta (Atlanta). The first thing that the kids did was design a hat for the picnic. The adults grilled corn, vegetable skewers, and chicken, while the kids socialized and played cricket, shuttle, Frisbee and football. After our barbecue session, Peri Nagappan welcomed everyone, followed by the introduction of visitors from India,


Dr.


Ramanathan (Kavitha Sam Gandhi‘s father), Vice- chancellor, Annamalai University,


Mrs.


Valliammai Achi (Meena Somu‘s mother) and Mrs. Vallikkannu Achi (Sindhu Ayyappan‘s mother) & a new family in town Nachu & Rajesh Alagappan. All of the Achi‘s cooked up a mean batch of many different varieties of food. When everyone finished eating, we played a game called minute challenges, where you have to do a certain task within a minute, using household items. Some of them were specialized just for kids and some for adults. Later, most people went on a five mile hike along the lake. Meanwhile, few of the little kids went in the


24 September 2011


up more fun than ever. The only minus point was that, school started the next day for some counties in Georgia. And that‘s the story of 2011 picnic in Buford, Georgia.


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