For 12 years now, the Botanichesky Branch has celebrated "8 МАРТА" with a "picnic" in the forest at the edge of the city. Most members ride the bus and walk from the bus stop to this cross country ski and sledding area.
While two of the young adults built the fire, Sister Prihodka, the Branch President's wife, found rough hewn boards that would make a table. Once the fire was going, Elder McEvoy tossed around an "Amerikansky Football." When families arrived, they went right to sledding. After a treasure hunt and tug of war, and some short talks honoring women, it was time to eat.
Big pots held the boiled hot dogs and herbal tea. Plain slices of bread accompanied the hot dogs, along with homemade sauerkrat, store cookies and candy. Sister Solomein brought a flat bread baked with sliced potatoes and onions on it.