The 2015 Polar Bears’ Poetry Picnic will be held on Sunday March 22, one day earlier than previously scheduled.
The announcement of the change in date, which came fittingly in the form of a poem, was carried on all Park media this morning:
Hear ye, hear ye, one and all
Spring’s almost sprung, the ice almost thawed!
By this announcement, please be advised
Our Poetry Picnic’s date has been revised.
Poems will be read, recited, and sung
Seven days from now, less just one
We hope this change will find you all
Ready to answer poetry’s call.
See you there on Sunday March 22nd!
While the event’s organizers cited a better weather forecast as the reason for the change, Seymour K. Worthington Polar Bear said in a brief interview on Mammalian Daily Radio that he thought it made more sense to schedule the event on a weekend.
The Polar Bear, who wraps up his three-year stint as the Picnic’s chief organizer this year, confirmed that he will be requesting a permanent change in the date at his next meeting with the Archons.
“Despite the fact that Park Animals have always lived on a 24/7 schedule, they do seem a bit more relaxed on the weekend,” he told TMD Radio. “For this reason, I will be requesting that we designate the third Sunday in March as the Picnic day, instead of the date of March 23.”
The event, which is in its 20th year, will begin at 10:00 a.m. Park time on Sunday, March 22.