FAPMUF faded into history on Saturday, August 24. Billed as a “Family Picnic and Music Fest” the day brought glad music and smiles a-plenty to the Manchester Community Library’s sunny hilltop. We owe hearty thanks, first to the performers who gave their Saturday afternoon to entertain their neighbors, to organizer Pat Wilson and her committee for careful planning and many evening meetings, to the staffs of EHS and the library for pitching-in to help, and to all our neighbors who came in support of our musical neighbors and to enjoy their offerings.
Thank you to Nick VanderWeide for the loan of his flatbed trailer, (er, stage,) and to Bob Wood, Harold Butler, and Blair Kobelin for setting it up and constructing a lean-to for rain or sun, for protection for the performers and their instruments. Wish we could have had sunshade for the whole field to save the audience from being par-broiled! Thank you to Richard Stowe for carefully setting up the parking perimeter and to his helpers as well and to Everett Baldwin for setting the important Porta-Potty in place. A special thank you for John Whelan for his electrical expertise and for managing the sound system. Carol MacMaster handled the EHS outdoor information “booth” and library volunteers sold books, beverages, and cold treats.
The consensus is that is was a great day, a lot of preparation work, and fun for both the workers and the audience. But.... we probably will pursue other activities next year. Would anyone like to have a table at a monthly flea market? We have LOTS of great parking.