Thursday, April 30, 2009

There Goes the Neighborhood

Our neighborhood knows how to do things up right. Every year for the last 18 years, the folks in our little community have gathered in the cul-de-sac to catch up on missed news, admire new babies and exclaim at how much the old babies have grown, and generally enjoy one another's company.

Photo by David Stence

Each family that attends throws in a few bucks for supplies and brings a side dish or dessert to share; in exchange, there are fresh-grilled hamburgers with fixings aplenty, a keg of Fireman's 4, two kinds of excellent homebrew, a professional DJ spinning tunes, crafts for the kids (and the adults), and the best company in town. It just doesn't get any better.

Geoff and Ed throwing down the burgers

DJ Jah Karma keeps the party groovin'

Over 130 people, quite a few canines, and even a brave feline attended this year's shindig. A great time was had by all.

It ain't fun if you ain't dancin'

Jackie and Luke cutting the rug (photo by Amy Wood)

There's a little something to keep everyone entertained at this party.

Owen and the bravest kitten in town

Crafts for the kids...

...and the adults!

Organizers and yard hosts Jackie and David laying it on thick (photo by Amy Wood)

LOTS more photos of the party available here.

Special thanks to organizers Jackie and David, Becky and Steve, Amy and Todd and Geoff and Monica for working so hard to make this wonderful event happen!


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