LAMC’s Employee Picnic Honors First Responders

Thanks LAFD, Thanks LAPD and Thanks Classic Air Medical! Los Alamos Medical Center hosted an employee and community picnic Saturday to honor local first responders. The event was packed with family-friendly activities including a bouncy house, water slide, suds pool and the ever popular dunk tank from Party to Go. There also was a photo booth, obstacle course, face painting and animal balloons. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, standing at right, chats with firefighters at Saturday’s picnic hosted by LAMC to honor first responders. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Public Schools teacher Jodi Hughes and her husband Fire Chief Troy Hughes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAFD Firefighter Cari Mace, right, visits with two young friends at Saturday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 Firefighters turn out with their familes for Saturday’s picnic at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members like to pose for pictures with Los Alamos Police Ofc. David Boe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC treats families to hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon, side dishes, ice cream and more, under the shade of large tents erected Saturday behind the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC provides lunch for employees, community members and first responders Saturday behind the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

After getting her face painted, Vicki Martinez and her husband Paul serve up potato salad and watermelon to a hungry crowd.  Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC doctors laugh as LAMC Board Member Kelly Myers, right, takes a bite of food just as it’s time to take a picture. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen, center, handles the raffle booth and is joined by her husband Larry and her sister Joann who is visiting from her home near Seattle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Crowds flock to the raffle booth. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC employees Victoria Rygh, left, and Cecilia Kuchinsky paint children’s faces during the family picnic. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC employees Victoria Rygh paints a young girl’s during the family picnic. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC employee Cecilia Kuchinsky paints a youg girl’s face. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A cat with batman boy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Wearable art. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A dad and his daughter try out the climbing net. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kids take a dip in the suds pool. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

‘Hey can I get a dry towel over here … pleeeeeease!’ Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Out of the suds pool and over to the water slide to rinse off. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Striking a pose in the selfie booth. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A quick costume change and another photo in the selfie booth. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Barbara Van Eeckhout, right, cracks up laughing after Party to Go owner VaLynn Purvis slipped several worms in her hand that she found in the grass following the morning rain. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Barbara Van Eeckhout takes a photo of her son, left, and two of his friends at the selfie booth. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Climbing into a bouncy house. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Splash down in the dunk tank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Vicki Martinez and her husband Paul with a group enjoying the dunk tank festivities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Checking out the bouncy house. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Creating animal balloons for the kids. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

tThis large tree provides plenty of shade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A small bear is spotted basking alone in the warm sunshine during Saturday’s picnic. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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