Memories of the 2003 Summer Gathering
Wow what a day! We realize that the Gathering has become a true neighborhood tradition. Former neighbors, who have moved away, still return to attend the Gathering. The kids who attended the earliest Gatherings now are grown up and are beginning to bring their kids to the Gathering. The SRN Board and Fundraising Committee each year question whether the Gathering is worth the tremendous effort. But watching old friends reconnect, meeting new neighbors, and the general good feeling of this year’s Gather ing convinced us to repeat this event again next summer.
Many children came. Kids rode Spot, Lucy, Triscuit and other horses from Phoenix Farm. Photos of kids were taken on ponies painted by Karin and Coral Kuhlman to look like a zebra and an Indian pony. Raz Sauer, old-fashioned games coordinator, was amazed by the number of kids participating this year. Cooper Campbell’s frog won the Large Frog category and Coral Kuhlman (her frog, that is) topped the Small Frog category in the Shadysprings Down Frog Race. Youthful muscles dominated the Tug-of-War.
The McCarthy Creek Boys kept the crowd happy & energized at our Gathering. Here's a collection of photos from the day.