Sunday, July 20, 2008 is the date for the 4th annual Rusty's Jazz Reunion Picnic at Toledo Botanical Garden in Toledo, Ohio. The event will run from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you are planning to attend, there will be no community table this year, but you can bring your picnic basket and share with others at the picnic. Please remember that no alcoholic beverages are allowed. We are expecting to have many musical guests, but there is a tentative schedule that includes Rusty's Big Band, Mie Whitty, Kelly Broadway, Eric Brazier, Tommy Gearheart, Sixth Edition, Box Rex Trio, Andre Wright, Gene Parker, Damen Cook, and yours truly. Others who have personally told me they will stop by are pianist/vocalist Johnny O'Neal and former Toledoan bassist extraordinnaire Ray Parker. Drummers Bob Rex and Andre Wright are heading up the music committee this year. I love it!! I'll actually get a chance to sit back and relax and enjoy the picnic. Thanks to the other committee members - Carol Licata, Suzanne Carroll (Witherell), Michelle Ellis, Vicky Brooks, Mike Whitty, Joyce Banoura, and, of course, Margaret "Rusty" Monroe. See you there.