What an amazing weekend! Although windy, the sun was out, and Blanco was hopping.
On Saturday, I forced myself to get up early and go the courthouse to snap some pictures of all of the awesome volunteers who not only got up early, but did it knowing that they were heading out for a fun morning of trash clean up!
Kudos to those who came out. It was a huge undertaking, and Blanco reaped the rewards of your efforts.
The 10th Annual Trash Clean-up, headed by Retta Martin, was another great success, with many, many volunteers showing up at a very early 8 AM to scour the town for trash.
There were people of all ages. Each person was given a trash bag and an area and each group set out to rid the community of rubbish.
I was able to snap a few group shots, but unfortunately for me, most groups were eager to get started and headed on their way before I could get their picture.
After shooting a few pictures at the courthouse, I headed down to the river to observe the River Clean Up. I spotted the Boy Scouts as they readied their kayaks and donned their life jackets in order to snag the trash that was floating in the river.
The other River Clean Up group started much farther down and worked their way downstream.
The groups worked until lunchtime and then they all convened on the courthouse lawn for lunch.
As for myself, I was only around until about 9:30 because the Blanco Little League baseball season is in full swing, and I had to be in Johnson City by 10 AM for our first game of the day. With only brief time periods for eating and a little bit of resting, we spent the majority of the day at the fields in Johnson City and ended the day at Yett Park for the last game of the night, which started at 8 PM.
Because of baseball, I missed the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry. From what I understand, over 850 people were served on Saturday. I would say that that spells success! Under the careful direction of Judy Brewer, I am confident that it all went off with out a hitch.
Kinky Friedman was also in town on Saturday, and I missed him, too. I am sure he had a lot of interesting things to say to the people who were able to attend.
Because I was unable to attend all of the great events that were held in Blanco this weekend, I have come to the conclusion that I do not possess the ability to be in two places at once.
Since I don’t think that I will gain that particular super power any time soon, one solution I have been toying with is that all events in Blanco need to scheduled only after checking my ability to be there to take pictures.
I realize, though, that I am not the only person in Blanco with a million things going on, so instead of making the outrageous request that all happenings fit my schedule, I implore anyone who is attending an event and happens to have a camera to snap a few pictures and send them to me.
I already have a lot of people who do that (thanks Priscilla Seals for bringing pictures of the clean up!) but I welcome anybody who is willing to share their pictures to do so.
I hope everybody has a wonderful and safe Easter weekend! Have fun!