Perfect weather sets the scene for Summerfest

By Lauri Voter - Staff Writer
Stafford - posted Thu., Jul. 7, 2011
Stafford Summerfest 2011 provided a full day of family fun, food, activities, music and fireworks on July 2. Photos by Lauri Voter.
Stafford Summerfest 2011 provided a full day of family fun, food, activities, music and fireworks on July 2. Photos by Lauri Voter.

Stafford's annual Summerfest was held on July 2 at the Stafford High School track. Desirable weather from morning to night only enhanced the festive event, which featured a family-friendly day full of fun activities, music and food, all topped off by a fireworks display.

The yearly event provides an opportunity for area non-profit groups such as community organizations, civic groups and churches to gain visibility by setting up booths and generating funds through the sale of food and by providing activities.

To name a few, Hope Springs Church promoted its summer program, Pandamania. Safe Net Food Ministries provided an effective display showing how much food can be purchased and provided to those in need through an individual's $5 contribution to the food bank. Stafford Lions Club promoted its organization as well as its Aug. 12 Moonlight Paddle event and sold tickets to raffle off a kayak to one lucky winner. The Stafford Conservation Commission sought new volunteers.

An array of bands provided music throughout the day, and several booths sold food and drinks.

Contact Lauri Voter with comments and story ideas at lvoter@remindernet.com.


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