Happy Easter Monday Lake Worth... I know here it is not a holiday but in England we have a Bank Holiday weekend for Easter so Monday is a non working, celebration day!What a great week it has been. ….great weather and great events. The Easter Egg Hunt in Bryant park on Saturday was enjoyed by a big number of children and adults who were able to have fun hunting for eggs, bouncing in the bounce house, making items with Home Depot, winning prizes with free raffle tickets and taking part in fun activities such as water balloon toss (very wet!), egg and spoon (very wobbly),tug of war (very slippery), obstacle race (very tricky) and lots more. The over all objective was to provide fun for the young people and I think that was accomplished by the bucket load! On Saturday we awoke to the sound of RAIN and THUNDER and LIGHTNING…..which stopped miraculously just in time for the event to start alleluia!!!!
Today I attended St Andrews Church for the Easter Service which was lovely. We have a fabulous choir there, one which makes the hairs on the back of your head stand on end….awesome! After the service there was brunch, and what a brunch it was! There were at least 150 more people than usual attending and there was food and goodies galore, all made by various members of the congregation! I am always impressed with the way people pull together there, always smiling faces and a big welcome, thank you!
The Big Egg Hunt organised by Faberge and started in London in 2012 was completed in the Rockefeller Centre in New York, the 268 eggs have been designed by famous artists and will be auctioned off for charity. Highest bid so far is for the Jeff Koons egg at £53,000. Always raises a huge amount of money, excellent show!Downtown was pretty quiet earlier this afternoon when we took a cycled to Hoffmans for ice cream……nice actually because most places were closed for Easter Sunday which meant that workers had time to spend withfamilies….nice! Lots of people walking, cycling…just enjoying the day off and the cooler weather, stopping to chatter and take photos, a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Have a great week…
Two things always fascinate mehere…one is mailboxes and the fascinating designs….shapes and colours that are eye-catching and pretty. The other thing is fire hydrants….I love them when they are painted and take on a life of their own and stop being a boring shape and become quirky!
I have to say that Evening on the Avenue last Friday was fabulous, it was hopping! The Good Friday reconstruction was extremely moving and attended by many people. There was music in abundance and vendors were busy selling wares. In the neighbourhood tent, there was a Scrabble competition, excellent fun! Restaurants and bars were busy…always a joy to see and it reminded me of the early days here when every Friday on the Avenue seemed to be like this! So, the next big event is the Mai-Art Exhibition opening which will be on April 30 in the lake Worth Museum, perhaps you could put the date in your diaries so you could come along and see the wonderful works of art which appeared in the post box at City hall! all designed by artists from all over the world and in honour of Lake Worth being 100 years old. I can assure you it will be well worth seeing!
This comes from our Monday Blogger Chris Gostling who has a home in our sister-city Southend-on-Sea and right here in Lake Worth. You may have noticed by reading her Monday blog, she is deeply involved in both communities. That is her in the pink gown.