Essex Marina was packed! If I had not spent my day getting ready for the bake sale, I would have been “down river” too! A glorious day—Essex River Day is a recent addition to the Essex Summer “must do” list. The celebration is a day in which people who own boats in Essex take people who don’t have boats out on the river for a ride, to the beach or fishing for the day so they can enjoy being on the water too! The day winds up with a pick up softball game for kids and adults and a festival at Memorial park complete with music, food, face painting and a bonfire!
These ladies (Trina Haskell & Patty Davis) are stylin’ in their fancy aprons and serving burgers, dogs and sausages for the Essex Lions Club
The PTO bake sale was a BIG hit! There was not a crumb left by 9:00. Next year we need more goodies to sell~and look what my cousin Laurie created for the sale~
Burger & Fries, anyone? Really, it’s a yummy golden cupcake for the burger and toasted golden cake for the fries~
The face painters thought they should first paint their own faces and then start painting the kids–these ladies did an amazing job to benefit the Essex PTO
A work in progress…….
Double Trouble! These boys looked terrific!
Nora is transformed in to a gorgeous butterfly!
and Ali becomes a cat….
Happy spectators at the softball game
Plenty of food for everyone….and my Dad eating corn!
And in case you were wondering, the sign on the camper says
“Essex River Day World Headquarters”
And here is a good part of the crew responsible for making Essex River Day such a success!
And the grand finale……………the bonfire!
This event keeps growing bigger every year and a great time was had by all!