A group of young boys participated in a foot race at the 12th Annual All-Rail Picnic sponsored by the Joint Railway Employees Association of Tacoma and Southwest Washington. The picnic was held on August 17, 1947 at Offut Lakes in Thurston County. Special railroad cars, along with automobiles, carried several thousand railway workers and their families to the event. The all-day affair included a full program of sports and entertainment including dancing and swimming. Ice cream, coffee, cream and sugar were provided.