2016 Family Day, Fireworks, & Pancakes, Halloween

Not to be outdone, our Committee packed more action in to a single weekend then most of us see all summer. Three days of sunshine and temps in the high 20’s meant everyone was outside enjoying the festivities. The beach was packed for three days straight!

Things heated up on Saturday with the annual Family Day rides and games around the pavilion. The bouncy castle was rocking and the snowcones scooper got a real work out.

The day ended in a bang thanks to the Committee’s fireworks display manned by Kirk, a Ringtail newcomer. He did a most impressive job not only lighting the night sky but also dodging and ducking bursts of flame around the floating dock.

Red-eyed and exhausted from the day before, Committee members and volunteers were flipping pancakes and swirling sausages just after daybreak on Sunday. With miles of hot cakes, trays of sausage, and crock pots full of warm syrup, breakfast was served at 10 am sharp!

Stuffed from breakfast, most of us spent the rest of Sunday relaxing at the beach or playing Bingo in the afternoon (Sheri won four times!). That is, until the campground was overtaken by ghouls and ghosts at 6 PM when Halloween activities kicked off. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many trick or treaters before. It’s wonderful to see so many young people at the park.

To round off the weekend’s festivities, the Halloween dance kicked off around 8 PM. Let me just say, the two man band was fantastic. Even yours truly found himself on the dance floor–an extremely rare event. They covered every genre and every decade imaginable and, damn, can those boys sing! Can’t wait to see them again.

What an awesome weekend.