It has been a tiring but lovely 2 weeks for us. Each year, in the autumn, we run 2 booths at the Shakespeare Festival which keeps us very busy. We bump into a lot of people that we have known through the years and we get to know others who live in the locale and touch base with them. It is two weekends in a row, from Friday to Sunday, 5pm – 11pm.
To give you an idea what the Shakespeare Festival is (because, you know, you may want to come next year!!) here is an excerpt from their website:
The Flint Hills Shakespeare Festival is a community based initiative focused on providing patrons with classical outdoor theater under the stars of Northeast Kansas.
Each fall the festival transforms a wood affectionately known as Sir William’s Hollow into an outdoor Shakespearean Amphitheater and Festival. Located in St. Marys, Kansas the festival was established in 2010 and has grown into a successful annual event. Last year’s performances saw over 6,000 theater enthusiasts attend over two weekends.
The Festival flew in Dr. Joseph Pearce who is an expert on Shakespeare and a renowned literary scholar! We have purchased and listened to some of his downloads so we were excited that he was coming to talk at the Festival! It was great!
Next year, he will come again and will expound on the Shakespearean Play, Merchant of Venice, which will be the feature play of 2018!
Click on the first picture to see the gallery:
Our daughter-in-law, Sarah looking over the lovely Kanzashi Ribbon flowers!
Lots of lovelies!
Grandpa, Grandma and Avila
Sarah, Rosie and Rita
Get out of our booth!
Father Kodet came and played his concertina more than once during the two weekends of the Festival.
Angelo had his own game booth this year. It was quite a responsibility. He did very well with it…it was a hit with the kids!
Angelo, the Elk drew attention to Angelo’s booth!
Angelo’s “Rock the Realm” Booth!
Good friends waiting in line to play Angelo’s game.
Rosie made it to some of the Festival.
Grankiddies at our booth.
Campfire fun by the bar and the live music
We had a campfire by our booth, too. It was a nice hangout..
Vin & Gin with some of the kids…
Devin and Theresa with a couple of their children…
The last Saturday of the Festival (Sept. 16th) proved to be a very sad day for many. Daniel McDonald, 18 years old, was the lead singer and guitarist of the “Boys from the Shed” band and was heading to play at the Flint Hills Shakespeare Festival when he got into an accident that took his life. He came from a family of 12 children. Please keep him and his loved ones in your prayers.
Very very sorry for their loss. :'( RIP on Our Lady’s Saturday.
The pictures are really really cool though of everything else. Looked like a lot of fun! Baby Zita has grown!
Have a blest day!
Loved it!! Makes me want to cry to read that about Dan Mcdonald again though. .