Monday, August 14, 2006

What Happened to the Harvest Festival?

Was is scratched? There was a thread posted here and then it was taken down. Did I miss something?

17 comments:

rumor-has-it said...
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Anonymous said...

To regular folks, that seems like quite an unbalanced ratio: 2000 people being fed and entertained by 10 families.

But in Short Creek, 2000 people ARE 10 families.

Sounds like a fun party!

red rocks girl said...

well, there is a first time for everything, we are just jumping in and seeing what happens next. Life isn't worth living if you don't do that at least a couple times

rumor-has-it said...

We need ideas of what you would like to see at the Harvest Festival

Anonymous said...

Go back to the old one's.
Have a cake walk.

Take a childs wading pool and take little plastic ducks with numbers on the bottom and let the child pick one. Everyone gets a prize.

Find a Orient catalog. I will see if I can find an address or website. It has tons of cheap gifts for games.

You have a lot of carpenters and artists. Take a 4X6 plyboard and paint a picture of clown body and cut out spot for a face. Let kids throw wet sponges at the person's face. It is safe.
Build a maze out of hay or grow a maze.
Have a spinner game or bottles and rings.

I guess you don't play dominos, or 42. Adults like 42 tournaments.

Fishing pond, poles made from dowels with with string and magnets.

Sell your potato products, homemade goodies and ice cream.
Canned goods.

Have some music, a costume contest or decorate your bicyles and pick a theme and have a parade. The kids will love that and crepe paper is cheap.

Or paint a pumpkin or use a cheaper gourd contest. Arylics are cheap and safe.

Have a art contest.

I will stop now.

Anonymous said...

good ideas anon.!!!

onthestreet said...

Oh yah, rubber-duckies! Just take a bath, and be clean.

desert darling said...

Water ideas may be subject to the weather and how cold it may be.

Another thing we need is people willing to volunteer time to come pick a few weeds between now and October. There have been several sections neglected and in great need of TLC.

A few of us are trying to spend evenings from around 6:30 till dark. It is a good time to let the children run and play and it is cooler in the day for yard work. And of course, we get to visit and rebuild a community spirit that has been seriously lacking in the past few years. There are plenty of weeds for everyone.

If you decide to come you will want gloves, shovels, hoes, rakes, yard bags to put weeds in, or just whatever you have.
There has been some talk of donating tools for the park so we don't have to drag our personal tools back and forth, but I don't think it has been done yet.

It is all open for who ever feels a connection with the park.

Anonymous said...

Google
Oriental Trading Company

desert darling said...

I have a magazine, but someone made a comment about not wanting a bunch of cheep chinese stuff. Can't please everyone can we.

onthestreet said...

THE DESERT SAID:(8/16/2006 12:47 PM):
If you decide to come you will want gloves, shovels, hoes, rakes, yard bags to put weeds in, or just whatever you have.
There has been some talk of donating tools for the park so we don't have to drag our personal tools back and forth, but I don't think it has been done yet.


STREET's Reply:
That’s right, you’ll need the gloves to box each others’ ears, shovels to shove stuff down each others’ throats, hoes for the hoes, rakes for raking certain ones over the coals, and yard bags (of course) for the bags umungya. Now, don’t git me wrong, but the way people drag their personal thingys back and forth, it certainly has been done (yet).

desert darling said...

Street

What a PUKE

That was not called for!

Clean up your own backyard, the one behind your eyes.

Fredonia Friend said...

onthestreet:
I am disgusted by your comment to Desert Darling. What is it about this plan that threatens you so? Is it just the fact that strong women are planning to get together to support each other and the community?

As a gardener, I know that it's very therapeutic to "pull up the weeds."

Anonymous said...

Val is just mad that he can't have the last say in every thread. You'll notice that everything he said there. . .
"box each others’ ears, shovels to shove stuff down each others’ throats, hoes for the hoes, rakes for raking certain ones over the coals, and yard bags (of course) for the bags umungya."
. . .was exactly what he has been doing all along.

Uncle Ratt said...

OTS - The comments you make reveal your own character so clearly. If you are Val, this character is very similar to that of your father's, who constantly made a fool of himself with these same type of snide remarks against people who he judged were out of line with his "self-righteous" beliefs. If we are ever going to bring our community and our lives back to a normal thread of existence, why would you criticize those who are willing to put their time and effort into restoring our community?

I urge all who are interested, to support this harvest festival for entertainment is an important part of any progressive-minded community. I think a good suggestion would be to focus on inviting some of our local talent along the line of musicals such as singing groups. I don't know how many people in the community remember some of the musical numbers that the Don Cox family used to put on at the annual fairs that were sponsored by Uncle Fred. Some people you might invite to do this would be Mel Stubbs, Andrew Bistline, George Hammon and some of his brothers. This could be an ongoing performance with several groups alternately participating. It would not all have to be comedy, as being a religious people religious songs would also be much appreciated.

OTS, You are doing a good work, reminding us of the reason we have rejected your self-appointed prophet and are able to reason the truth of his failures. Keep up the good work, you are doing more good than you realize (causing people to think for themselves).

onthestreet said...

Good, Good! I'm happy to be of service.

desert darling said...

The news of warren's capture is facinating I'm sure, but life does go on.

Who is going to show up to the Cottonwood Park on Saturday to help do weeding?