Picnic Day 2005


On Picnic Day there's a flurry of activity all over town, especially on Campus. This page is for posting of experiences, interesting things you saw, photographs — anything and everything happening on Picnic Day this year. If you don't have time — don't worry about it — just upload images and we can organize this afterward. To to add an image (you need to first make an account), then click "Edit", write [[Thumbnail(imagename.jpg)]], save the page, then click the "Upload" link that appears.

Day of

add anything! Picnic Day took place on April 16th. The weather was great, blue skys and not a cloud to be seen — such an improvement over the two previous years (where there was rain). Turnout looked to be high and there was a lot of activity on campus.
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The parade

Picnic Day always kicks off with a big parade that showcases many of the organizations and groups here in Davis.

bikes_parade.jpgThe trademark 'Davis-logo' bikes lead the parade.

city_council_parade.jpgThe City Council showed up in a firetruck!

chinese_school_parade.jpgNewstar Chinese School had a vibrant display.

kdvsfloat.jpgKDVS, freeform alternative radio, won Most Spirited award.

ElectricCars.jpgThe Little Green Electric Car led the way for the Electric Vehicles portion of the parade.

WhimCycle.jpgThe WhymCycles where well represented in this year's parade.

muKDVSfund.JPGPeople gather by the MU

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cow float.jpgGiant float depicting the Fistulated Cow

vet school float.jpgThe UCD Veterinary School float.


mascot.jpgMascot with Aggie Pack fire Truck - Taken by JoAnnaRich


billipede.jpgYou could cuddle up with a giant millipede (and other exotic pets) in the Academic Surge.

To the south of Hart Hall there were some great interactive events for kids. One of the more popular was a kiddy pool with a small step stool in the center. A child would be lifted to the stool and two of the event staff would raise a pair of hoola hoops from the soapy water surrounding the child on all sides with a large bubble.

At the Cole facility there were was a petting zoo and a chance to milk a cow or a goat.

Tomato plant seedlings were given a way at the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Nearby, you could get free grapevines or taste exotic fruits. Yum.

The fire department ran an open house selling t-shirts and giving away sticker badges and children's fire hats while responding to several emergency calls.

Spokes.jpgThe Spokes put on several acapella shows throughout the day, including this one in front of Wellman Hall. DoxieDerby1.jpgThe Doxie Derby attracted a huge crowd of devoted Dachshund lovers. DoxieDerby2.jpgIntense Doxie Derby action 2005 jack russell.jpgTwo Jack Russell terriers barely touch the ground as they race. dancer.jpgA woman performs a stunning dance on the Quad's main stage. pie2.jpgWhat's Picnic Day without a Baker's Square pie eating contest? battle_of_bands_pano.jpgTons of people watched Band-Uh face off in the Battle of the Bands.

Day before

quad_day_before.jpgA panorama of the Quad the day before.

riot_flyer.jpgA satirical flyer posted around town, referring to the Sterling University Vista Apartments riot last year.

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