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First up: Ward’s seventh (woo, really…? SEVENTH??) birthday at the park in town. This would be the park where his playground and statue are. This will be the fourth time we have done the cookie buffet and balloon release, and it is a very special day for all of us. It is by NO MEANS a requirement that you know us personally or that you knew Ward; it’s just great to have a crowd there, especially with kids. We’ll start at 1:00 on Sunday the 25th. If you can, bring a tray of cookies or candy or little Halloween toys to share. Kids are welcome to dress in costumes. I have to-go boxes for the kids to go through and fill with whatever catches their eye, and then they can go off and glut on treats and play on the playground. We’ll have face painting again and probably release balloons around 2:00. Last year was just wonderful and we appreciate everyone who comes to be part of this day.

And secondly, the Fishmaster’s school is hosting a 5K trail run on Halloween morning at 9:00. It is also a great time in a beautiful setting (a 300 acre farm about 20 minutes from our house.) Last year they had a nice bonfire and a great Country Store with handmade food (cakes, casseroles, and such) and crafty stuff to purchase. If you would like to have me email you the registration form, please let me know. If you get it in soon, you can get a t-shirt with the $20 registration fee.

And GUESS WHAT?? They are using my very own t-shirt design for the race shirts!! I am so excited!! Never mind that the lady in charge of the design selection thought that it was the Fishmaster who had drawn the Wile E. Coyote-ish cartoon (ahem!) – it was ME and I have never had a design on a t-shirt before and I am probably more thrilled about this than any normal person would be, but I am fully and completely okay with that. Whee!!! They picked my design!! 🙂

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erika
    Oct 09, 2009 @ 16:50:48

    are you guys central time right? so @ 2:00 your time it will be 12 noon here.
    we will release a balloon here in the PNW.
    erika

  2. Mary in Atl
    Oct 09, 2009 @ 20:43:05

    I like the idea of balloon releases in other places. Really sweet.

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