Knute Nelson will host its annual community picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at its campus at 420 12th Ave. E., in Alexandria.

The public is invited to attend the BBQ-style lunch at no charge; however, free-will donations are appreciated.

"We are honored to serve the Alexandria area and credit our ability to do so to the strong community support we continue to receive," said Knute Nelson President/CEO Mark Anderson. "This picnic is a celebration of this support, and it's our way of saying thank you to the community."

Also featured at the picnic will be Two Old Guys, Erickson’s Petting Zoo and face painting.