Mountain Life Is Rich with Festivals

  • On September 17 Clifford The Big Red Dog was a bright beacon at the entrance to the Festival of Books. Police Explorer Cadetshelped Clifford greet the children and give them books of their own as gifts. Rotary Club of Frazier Park and the Mountain Communities coordinated the event.

    On September 17 Clifford The Big Red Dog was a bright beacon at the entrance to the Festival of Books. Police Explorer Cadetshelped Clifford greet the children and give them books of their own as gifts. Rotary Club of Frazier Park and the Mountain Communities coordinated the event.

Last Saturday was a terrific day for children of all ages. NatureFest was presented on Saturday, Sept. 17 by the Condor Group of the Sierra Club. The Festival of Books also chose Saturday, Sept. 17 for their event. Nature Fest was held in Cuddy Hall.The Festival of Books used the Frazier Mountain Park community center and surrounding grounds.  Clifford The Big Red Dog was a bright beacon at the entrance to the park. Police Explorer Cadets helped Clifford greet the children, inside, volunteers gave children books of their own as gifts while favorite children’s book characters read stories aloud to the visitors.

Festival of Books

By Gary Meyer

Former Frazier Park Rotary President Paul Cadman was visibly shaken as he described how he’d been deceived by three boys pretending to need origami instruction at the Rotary Club’s Festival of Books on Saturday, Sept. 17.

“Here I was, showing the kids how to make origami whales when these three brothers sat down and produced very complex birds and squirrels!” Cadman said with a touch of humorous exasperation in his voice. “They’re ringers!” he said, defending his honor.

A lunch of delicious pizza, muffins, soda and water was served; a pirate read stories of reckless adventure on the high seas and families kept arriving to browse numerous tables full of hundreds of books, taking them home for free.

Don’t miss it next year!

This is part of the September 23, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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