Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stafford County 350th Birthday- Family Festival

This year is our county's 350th birthday, and Stafford County has lots of wonderful events planned.  We're known to be a bedroom community for DC commuters, but we really do have a lot of great things right here in the Fredericksburg/Stafford area.  
Yesterday, the county dedicated the new outdoor amphitheater at one of our favorite parks, Pratt Park. They had all sorts of games, vendors, and events.
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Tug of War
One of the awesome things was the Stafford Parks & Rec staff was involved.  They had lots of great games for the kids to participate in. 

Parachute games 


You had to try to get it in golf-zilla's mouth or hands.  Lots of clubs and organizations were represented.  Michael now has a long list of things he wants to participate in- golf, lacrosse, soccer, disc golf... the list is long.  

Alpacas from Maranatha Alpaca Farm 

3 George Washingtons at the Library table 

The new Celebration Stage with hillside seating.  Lots of people in attendance, but still a ton of room to run and roll down hills.  This is the front section of the park. The playground, fields, basketball court, and open areas are on the other side.  We love Pratt Park, and now it's even better!  The only thing that would make this park better would be a splash park for the kids to cool off in the summer.   

 Lots of places to run free

Someone brought a rocket launcher- it was loads of fun! 

Kate visited the DARE booth, and met the DARE officer for their elementary school. Of course, her favorite part was the crafts and coloring books that they gave her.   

The Celebration Stage with a variety of performers.  We were able to enjoy almost all the performers before the thunderstorm rolled in and they sent everyone home.  
We're thankful for our great community!
We can't wait to do the Stafford Trailblazers activity next, then our 4th of July festivities here and here!  Let me know if you want to join us!!

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