The Mother-Son Picnic is “leaping” back into action!

Kiesel Park (520 Chadwick Ln, Auburn, AL 36832)

By Kinley Beshers
For the Opelika Observer

The L.E.A.P.S. Academy and Mentorship Program is eager to host the annual Mother/Son Picnic on May 29 at Kiesel Park.

Bring your son, a blanket or a few chairs and enjoy some fun activities, live music and yummy food from 12-3 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per couple on and will be available until the day of the picnic.

Extra children, including daughters, are invited as well, for $5 per extra child.

The picnic will feature softball, basketball and football toss, a train for children to ride around the park and a special appearance from Auburn University mascot, Aubie the Tiger.

Chick-fil-A will be available at the event with nuggets, chicken strips, waters, lemonade and tea, as well as a KONA Ice truck.

Auburn Police Department Lieutenant and L.E.A.P.S. President, Gregory Johnson, founded this event as Mother-Son Date Night a few years ago for mothers to have an event to attend with their sons, similar to a father-daughter dance.

Due to COVID-19, the event is altered this year to respect social distancing and the safety of their attendees.

“We would love to have everybody come out with their sons and enjoy a good event since everything is opening up,” Johnson said.

For more information, visit the L.E.A.P.S. Mentoring page on Facebook or


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