This weekend in Olympia was the annual Sand In The City event. Bruce and I went down to the Port Plaza on Saturday to check it out. It is a fun family oriented festival of sorts to benefit the local Hands On Children’s Museum.
A lot of folks were there participating in the free (donation suggested) events and programs. 270 tons of sand had been trucked in for the sand sculpting teams to play with. Their artistic talents are amazing as you can see from some of the displays we observed. There was a team sculpting competition.
The warm sunny day brought out even more of the locals. There was a giant sandbox set up for the smaller children to play in while the parents sat nearby or played too. They even had games for the kids like Splash Ball, Bubble Hut, and Chalk Walk to name a few. The usual face painting booth was on hand.
There was live entertainment every hour and it was very good. While we watched, a group from the Comerford Irish Dancers performed. In traditional Irish dance the arms are held straight at the dancer’s side. Think Lord of the Dance here.
There were many local businesses represented here with food and beverage for sale. All their proceeds were going as donations to the Hands On Museum. What a great community this is and very generous, as well.
It was a nice day and a change of pace from the world of babysitting. There is always something going on in the greater Olympia community and that is one reason we do enjoy spending some time here.
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