Today was a good day. The Newport Community Center held an Open House to show off the community and some of the activities that go on at the center. The 4H barn on the property had pony rides and a baby farm animal petting zoo. The volunteer rescue squad is right next door and they had one of their trucks on display. There was softball, a stone carver, a basket weaver, my friend Josh, the neighborhood blacksmith shown above with some of his awesome hooks that he was making. There was barbequed pork from the smoker/grill, all the trimmings. The LoCo arts room hosted an anti pipeline banner painting event. An art sale, a silent auction, used book sale. The Quilter’s Guild had their gorgeous quilts hanging around the perimeter of the big cafeteria room. Another friend, David and I had a display of plant and animal fibers, hand spun yarn and handspun handknit clothing items while we demonstrated spinning and answered questions from adults and kids. My almost 200 year old wheel sat on the table top and was brought down for a few minutes of spinning on it as well. During most of the event there was live music from families singing to a young man with outstanding guitar skills.
There were many folks from the community that participated and I think everyone had a good time.