Joe and Deb Leverence decided there should be a party so they threw one (with a ton o' help) yesterday. Music, food, horses, old time crafts and dancing.
Mother Nature was invited and she showed up in a big way.
|Here's the "thank-you" card to the local businesses that kicked in prizes and $$$.|
|Up close and personal in the petting "zoo."|
|The blow-up activities were there in full force.|
|Speaking of blow-up. Balloon animals were everywhere.|
|A happy customer. I say "customer" which makes it sound like money exchanged hands but it didn't. Everything was free!|
Spinning and weaving.
|Blues at the gazebo. Oh, yeah.|
|The Presbyterians conducted a chili cook-off.|
|Petey and I tasted - and voted.|
|You could have your picture taken and then superimposed onto an old-time pic of Allegan. What a great idea.|
|This wagon ride was so popular we never got a chance to hop on.|
|These guys were the final act of the day at the gazebo and were a blast.|
|Apparently this group really enjoyed the music. No matter how many times they were asked to leave Mahan Park, they wouldn't budge. Does anyone know who they are????|
|Here's Joe making a heartfelt thank-you to the community. You can tell it's heartfelt - look where his hand is.|
|Several people came dressed for the era.|
|The evening festivities began with a barn dance.|
The decorations were great.
|Who won the costume contest?|
|There was a "caller" for the dancing. I don't believe there were any injuries.|
|There were tasty treats on the table along side this cake but they hadn't cut into it by the time we left. I'm sure it was good, tho'.|
|Everyone who attended the dance went home with a wooden "nickle" provided by Baker Studio. Cool, eh?|
It's amazing what can be done in a short amount of time by incredibly hard workin' people.
Happy anniversary, Allegan. See you at the 200th?????