Apple Country Photo Gallery no. 21
Welcome to the Stow 2008 SpringFest gallery slideshows. This was a special year because we celebrated Stow's 325th anniversary. A new term was coined to mark this occassion: Tercentenquarternary.
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The first slideshow is of the parade. I started by taking an image of an old tractor in front of the Old Town Hall and moved on to the antique cars display in front of the library where I met pre-schooler Alton Miles and his grandfather John Beusch. I tried to capture some interesting faces in the crowd watching the parade. The parade was really fantastic! I got a million of the clown, but only put the best one in here. My daughters Molly and Elena dressed up as a pirate and clown for the kids' costume parade which joined the main parade at the library.
The second slideshow features the field activities at Center School. I went over to Sue Allaire and Elaine Peterman of the Stow Community Chest who were handing out cake in honor of the organization's 25th anniversary. Next to them was the Stow Friends of Music booth where George Tierney, 5th grader at Center School, was entertaining his friends with some Green Day. The Stow Minutemen were busy doing their thing. Carole Dunlap organized this year's Lego contest; the theme was "Legos in Literature". After about 50 frames, I got a good one of Teddy on one of the bounce houses. After about another 50 frames, I got a good one of the Stow Firemen's Water Polo Muster. The Stow Council on Aging had marvelous displays of artwork for sale. Thruston Hammer displayed his talents at the broom-making display. The blacksmith sold my daughter a wonderful spear that she is using in her backyard campsite. Center School third grader Anna Moffat was demonstrating her weaving skills.
From there, we went home for a breather and then off to "The Time Trap"; a unique lesson in Stow history from a kid's point of view. The play was inspired by books by Martha Perkins. The play chronicled the lives of modern day Stow kids who got caught in a parallel existence with 18th, 19th and 20th century Stow kids. The portal was an old outhouse. The play was written and directed by Jean Caviness with the help of Lynne Juster and many others. It was performed before a packed Old Town Hall and was recorded for broadcast on StowTV.
- Stow Celebrates 325 Years! (5/17/08)
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