Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006 - Busy Weekend, Lots of Great Activities in the County!

What a weekend! Despite the rain Saturday morning, many great things happened. Friday night well-known award-winning author Sue Monk Kidd graced Fayette County with her presence. And believe me, she is graceful!

Saturday morning the Fair for Families of Special Needs Children at McIntosh High School drew steady crowds. Sixteen vendors talked to attendees about the services they offered. Children took home small footballs, cups, candy and other treats. Parents and interested parties took home a wealth of information. Watch the Forum for an article and photos in the next few days.

The show went on at the Family Festival of Arts, set up under the huge covered event area at the Fayette Family YMCA, despite the morning storms. They swept gathered water out of the area and kept the performances and displays on track. Sadly due to the weather, many missed out on some wonderful performances. However, once the sun came out late Saturday people started to appear.

Theater groups, ballet dancers, singers and many other entertained. A wide assortment of booths showcased musicians, schools, art and related groups.

The Odd Couple, performed by Fayette Community Players and Theater was fantastic! They will have repeat performances next weekend. We encourage everyone to look at the April Happenings section to find out how to get your tickets early. This play is well-done, is humorous and the performers were outstanding.

Overall it was a busy weekend. Yours truly ended it with a visit to north Atlanta to see niece Naomi in a church production, then headed over for Niah's (granddaughter) third birthday party. The party is always a huge production in its own right with somewhere in the neighborhood of sixty family members and friends gathering for an outdoor cookout. Home again, home again and proud to be living in this wonderful county!

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