NCRC thanks all of the local businesses that contributed prizes for our volunteer recognition picnic last month at Lake Wheeler park in Raleigh. Those donating grand prizes included Fleet Feet, Second Empire restaurant, Runologie running store, The Fresh Market, Omega Sports, Irregardless restaurant, Metro Diner, O'Charley's restaurant, La Rancherita restaurant, and Starbucks. Other prize donors included Inside-Out Sports, New Balance, Pace Yourself Run Company, Dunkin Donuts, Ben & Jerry's, Plum Naked lip balm, Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, Cape Fear Seafood Company, City Barbeque and Catering, First Watch restaurant, Flying Biscuit Cafe, Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant, Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, Pei Wei, Red Hot & Blue, Relish Craft Kitchen and Bourbon Bar, Saints & Scholars Pub, Sawmill Tap Room, Torchy's Tacos, Wegmans, and Top Nails. Thanks also to our volunteers and to Emily Newkirk and her assistants for gathering a great group of prizes. We'll plan to do it again next year.