Visitors to Somerset's 2018 Apple Splash Festival were greeted by some of this summer's hottest weather and some of its coolest art.
It starts with the same reason so many choose to live here: the outdoors, nature, close to rivers and lakes, hunting, fishing, birding and kayaking. We live here because it inspires us daily, often subtly, sometimes it takes our breath away. Many of us entertained thoughts of finding a way to work outside in this landscape when we were growing up. Most of us ended up in other careers but still covet time outside enjoying and participating in this environment.
Clouds held the sun at bay for most of the afternoon Saturday, while residents showed up at New Richmond Area Centre for their eighth annual Corn Fest. Luckily the mountain of hot buttered sweet corn was not ready before the 5K Run/Walk kicked off at 9 a.m. It was ready however by 10 a.m. when families began arriving at the Centre to enjoy a lot full of bouncy houses, face painting, balloon magic by Pickles the Clown, mascot madness, feats of strength at the Strong Human Competition and fun at the Splash Pad.
National Night Out was a hit Tuesday, Aug. 7 in Hammond with facepainting and of course, the giant Slip n Slide.