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      City employees enjoy appreciation picnic

      Organizers used money from the city budget to spend about $7 on each person for their barbecue lunch.

      More than 1,200 Columbia city employees felt some appreciation today.

      City leaders held their annual Employee Appreciation Picnic at Albert-Oakland Park.

      Organizers used money from the city budget to spend about $7 on each person for their barbecue lunch.

      City employees also played games and listened to music.

      The event was held over a 3 hour period to accommodate different lunch shifts.

      Columbia Public Works spokesman Rick Kaufmann said, ??It??s great to come out and get to know some fellow employees who maybe I don??t interact with everyday and meet some new people.??

      Some employees were given outstanding service awards after being nominated by co-workers and department heads.