Greetings and welcome to the last Monday of April, which should be by the very nature of the year, time for enjoying spring and to be celebrating. It appears that Mother Nature seems to have a different opinion of what spring should be like.
I was very fortunate, for a change, to be in town this weekend and have the opportunity to get downtown to enjoy our yearly art festival, Panoply. The Arts Council and festival staff continue to do an exceptional job of putting together just the right mixture of the Arts and this festival has pretty much something for everyone. Kudos to the Council and to the city for finally allowing a beer and wine garden to make a debut at the festival, tucked away neatly from the masses. Could it be that we finally may just be “growing up” a little?
With an ever-present prediction of rain for most of the weekend, it was unfortunate that when it did not materialize that more residents did not venture out to take advantage of what was overall a wonderful weekend of Music, Arts and Community. Panoply continues to be a regional showcase of talent with this year’s musicians and artists once again accentuating the extent and depth of talent residing in and around this area. Talking with some out-of-town visitors from Philadelphia that were in town for the weekend, it was refreshing to hear how extremely complimentary they were about the quaintness, the organization and the overall quality of the event being hosted downtown in the park. It was very gratifying to hear their perspective, coming from someone living in such a large metropolitain.
Unfortunately, the weatherman’s prediction of rain finally caught up with the festival on the final day but, even with the early showers, they prevailed on Sunday to add a final crescendo. It was, as we say, just another Panoply weekend.
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~ dennis keim ~