Dr. Cibelli with his DeLorean

Le Grand Picnic is Mountains Community Hospital Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised at Le Grand Picnic helps us respond to the hospital’s most pressing needs. 100% of your donations are directed towards lifesaving equipment and improvements that would not be possible with patient revenue alone.

2023 Le Grand Picnic Recap Video!

Now in its 29th year, this fundraiser is a mountain tradition attended by over 300 people. The event takes place in the hospital’s Rose Garden, which has an incredible view of the lake. The event features silent and live auctions, entertainment, food and drink, and a raffle for three gold coins worth nearly $2,000 each!

This year’s emcee was Lake Arrowhead local Robbin Nordsten. Both a live performer and studio singer, Robbin has been an active member of the music industry for 40 years. Whether performing live in and around Los Angeles, entertaining at the MGM Grand Hotel, working in-studio with various recording artists, doing voiceovers for commercials, or developing her signature Snuggle Bear voice, Robbin enjoys it all. While in the midst of her entertainment career, Robbin got her M.A. in Education. A motivational speaker for teens, laughingly, she states, “It doesn’t matter whether it’s theater, live performances, or talking to teens…the need is the same. Bring enthusiasm, your talent, see your audience, and read the room.”

The only other person we know who can match Robbin’s enthusiasm and energy is Suzanne Cios Krainock, M.S., BAS, CAI. Suzanne was our auctioneer in 2019 and helped us raise more money than ever! She is a gifted auctioneer and a joy to watch, and we are thrilled she came back. Suzanne recently moved to the mountains. We like to think the kindness and generosity she witnessed at our event had something to do with her move.