Celebration 2009

Labor Day weekend is a special time for the Friends. On Saturday each year, the Friends hold their annual Triathlon and Salt Springs Celebration. This is a full day of family fun--music, food, activities, silent auction, and interpretive environmental and historical displays. This is the perfect opportunity to visit Salt Springs and discover what else it has to offer. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 4, 2010, and plan to stop by.

We thank photographers George Schreck and Judy Petersen for providing most of the following photographs from this year's Celebration.

Tap dancing, courtesy of Bob Lippi, his shoes, and his dance floor. By JP.

Michaela Steele coordinates children's nature activities.
This year kids made bug catchers and investigated
some of the smallest critters at the park. By JP.

By JP.

 Kids made boats and floated them down Fall Brook Creek. From Kathy Blaisure.

 Llama owner and trainer Dennis Wilson constructed a llama obstacle course. By GS.

The Historical Committee coordinated historical games,
toys, and races. This young lady makes walking on stilts
look easy. By JP.

Children of all ages played croquet. By GS.

And the game of Graces (created in the 1830s to help
young ladies develop gracefulness). With wands,
two players toss a be-ribboned hoop back and forth
through the air. By JP.

Some built masterpieces with real Lincoln logs. By JP.

Kids are creative, you know, and don't need
structured activities to have fun! By JP.

Despite all the activities going on, no one forgot to eat. What a line! Every year
John and Marian Miskell coordinate the food tent. New this year were muffins and
coffee in the morning and side salads and George Schreck's chili for lunch. By GS.

The Wheaton House front porch was our stage. Here, duo Tom Quigley & Marie Shaver (left)
are joined by Rob Siegers.

The Fine Companions, Cheryl Spiese, Lee Shepherd, Julian Shepherd, and Charlene Thomson.

Seamus O'Ceallaigh of Psychedelic Irish.

We welcome nonprofits to come and share their work. Phillipa Follert (left) is one of the
co-founders of the Montrose Area Adult School.

Earle Wootton, founder of The Community Foundation.

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