On Saturday, the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Warner Robins opened their community picnic to those weathering the storm here in central Georgia.

There was food, music, a giant inflatable slide--all the makings of a classic community picnic.

But for the Jenkins family, from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it was much more.

The Jenkins packed up and left the coastal town ahead of then Hurricane Florence, along with their pets, children and two cars.

Currently, they're staying with family in central Georgia and spent time at the picnic Saturday.

For them, the picnic means life is normal.

"Well, we've always lived in the south, and that's one thing we've always noticed as people pull together, and I'm sure that's the way it is all over, but it's just a sense of community and family," the Jenkins said.

The church invited Florence evacuees to their community picnic, hoping they'd enjoy some lunch, corn hole, music and conversation.

While the picnic was only a few hours, it was a welcomed distraction, especially for the little ones.

Mirian Pohl, from Rocky Point, North Carolina, is also here waiting out the storm.

"It's nice to come here and have some distraction. And to be with people who don't have to worry about storms and worry about the rain, and everybody's been very nice to us," Pohl said.