All County Picnic

Celebrating community resilience and emergency preparedness

Aug 20-Aug 21, 2022

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Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21, 2022

As a rural community, our ability to respond to emergencies and recover from disaster is dependent on the networks and relationships we build in advance. Knowing where and how to connect to information and resources before a crisis is key.

The 10th annual All County Picnic (ACP) invites East Jefferson County to strengthen neighborhood networks as part of a community-wide celebration of resilience and emergency preparedness. 

Saturday, August 20 | 11AM - 4PM | HJ Carroll Park
  • Presentations
  • Information Booths
  • Community Point of Distribution (e.g. Corn & EP Materials)

Sunday, August 21 | Picnic in Place | Neighborhood Events
  • "Picnic in Place" Neighborhood Gatherings

ACP is a collaborative effort of The Production Alliance, Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management, and Local 20/20’s NPREP Action Group.

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Picnic in Place

 All County “Picnic in Place” Neighborhood Gatherings

Preparedness planning doesn’t have to be cumbersome or intimidating, and what better way to put these philosophies into practice than with a neighborhood picnic or block party? 

TPA’s Guide to Picnic Planning

Sanitation & Safety

Careful planning of food and beverage distribution is also key. Communal potluck tables should feature items in single-serving recyclable, reusable or compostable containers to reduce the spread of germs. Reusable containers can be deposited in a sanitizing solution of bleach and water. Here are a few fun ideas to consider:

  • Corn on the Cob
  • Roasted meat and vegetable skewers
  • Individual jam jars or other reusable containers with fruits, vegetables, crackers, cheeses, and more
  • Cold treats like homemade popsicles or ice cream bars for easy grab-n-go

Events & Activities for All-Ages

Summertime is a perfect time to revisit time-honored traditions that bring together all-ages, encourage relationship building, and create joy. Here are just a few ideas for your neighborhood picnic:

  • Walking and biking tours 
  • Garden tours
  • Scavenger hunts 
  • Lawn games
  • Live music or performances by local artists
  • Buy nothing booths for swapping household goods, tools, and toys
  • Work Parties with many hands making light work of a neighborhood clean-up or beautification project
  • Outdoor movie night
  • Flashlight tag

For more information about booking entertainment, inviting local leaders and first responders, and resources for planning and permitting your picnic, email info(at)

Plan, Prepare, Practice 

While neighbors are gathered it’s a great time to review the skills and resources that individuals and households have to share.

  • In the event of a medical emergency, who has response training?
  • In the event of a utility outage, who has a generator, propane or woodstove heating and cooking equipment, water filtration systems or clean water storage?
  • In the event of an evacuation how many individuals live in each household including pets?
  • Are there individuals with limited mobility or families with young children who may need assistance?
  • Does your household have a “Go Bag” and a plan for reconnecting if separated?

All of these questions and more are prime opportunities for preparedness discussions. The more we know about our own capabilities and needs, and that of our neighbors, in advance of a crisis, the better we are able to respond efficiently and effectively.


FREE Corn on the Cob

On Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, community volunteers will participate in a CPOD training exercise at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum, WA.

Event coordinators and volunteers will assemble and distribute FREE “Go Bags” with corn on the cob (an All County Picnic tradition), “Picnic in Place” supplies, and critical information from local public health and safety agencies.

Community Points of Distribution

Community Points of Distribution (CPODs) are sites where the public can pick-up life-sustaining emergency relief supplies following a disaster. CPOD sites are activated in the event that retail establishments close and the public cannot access basic commodities such as shelf-stable meals, water, medical supplies, etc. CPODs may also be utilized as emergency evacuation points or for sheltering in place. Familiarity with site locations and how to utilize the resources available at CPODs is critical in the event of an emergency.



The ability to deal with a crisis is largely dependent on the structures and relationships developed before an emergency. Local 20/20’s Neighborhood Preparedness Action Group (NPREP) helps organize neighborhoods and connects them to training and resources offered by the Department of Emergency Management. 

If you don’t know if your neighborhood is organized through NPREP, you can use the map found at or email [email protected] and include your address or general location. 

All County Picnic is a collaborative effort of The Production Alliance, Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management, and Local 20/20’s NPREP Action Group.


Information directly related to public safety including earthquakes, tsunamis, blocked roadways, or other hazardous conditions that could impact public safety and area traffic will be sent out via Nixle. You can receive public safety messages from the Department of Emergency Management via Nixle by texting jeffcodem to 888777.

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