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La Crosse Facebook group hosts picnic

Published On: Jun 24 2013 09:40:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2013 10:11:14 AM CDT

Current and former members of the La Crosse Community are finding a way to re-connect with old friends and share memories online.

The "You Might Be From La Crosse, WI If..." Facebook group was started just a year ago and now has more than 4,200 members.

It's made up of people who live in La Crosse now or used to but have moved to other parts of the country.

On Sunday, members of the group hosted the first La Crosse Meet and Greet website picnic at Red Cloud Park in La Crosse.

The goal is to put faces to the many members of the group and connect in person. One of the organizers says the Facebook group gives people a chance to share what they love about La Crosse even if they don't live there anymore.

"It's just grown and evolved and exploded," said event and Facebook group organizer Kim Welscher. "We talk about different memories of la crosse there are tons of historic pictures on the website that other peple have posted we talk about all kinds of memories where you went to high school many people have reconnected through the website."

The organizer of the picnic says they hope to make the meet and greet an annual event.