I'm not sure if you are familiar with Rocky Strong, but it's a great local organization that was formed for the purpose of providing financial assistance to caregivers and their seriously ill family member currently in treatment and demonstrating financial need in Dutchess County and the surrounding area. Christine “Rocky” Ault was a Hyde Park resident who passed away in August 2014 after a seven year battle with colon cancer.

The annual picnic is held in memory of Christine. This year's picnic is "A Taste of Italy", and will be catered by Rossi's Deli. It will be Sept. 22 from 1 - 6 pm at the Clinton Rec Park, 337 Clinton Hollow Road in Salt Point. It will be an afternoon of fun for the whole family.  You'll enjoy will enjoy delicious food, drinks, music, entertainment, raffles and a silent auction. All to raise money to help those in need, right here in our community.

For more information about the picnic, visit their facebook page. For more information about the Rocky Strong organization, check out their website.