Thursday, October 27, 2011
Halloween at the Midland.....
It is now after 10PM and I am just coming home...yes I realize I am supposed to be taking it easy but dog gone it today was just too much FUN!!!! I had a visitor today who is a veteran from Iraq drop by and we discussed my next project...to send prints of winter over to the soldiers who are serving in the desert in Afghanistan for the holidays 2011. He is now working in Chicago and has met up with a puppeteer and they are collaborating with performances for audiences of all ages. Well done Michael...I look forward to our next visit when you return to Newark.
This afternoon I headed down to the Midland Theater for our celebration of Trick or Treat on the courthouse square. My photos will tell the story but I do have to admit the adult volunteers in costume had a wonderful time also. Yes it was cold and the rain had stopped so I will not make a complaint about the weather. I laughed as I greeted each child with their adoring parents with a "Happy Halloween!" The courthouse was filled with families enjoying and celebrating the present moment...I can not decide who had the most FUN! Enjoy the little ones. My grandchildren arrived at the Midland after the official hours of 5 to 6:30PM...but the cheerleader Miss Maya Rose... and the Cleopatra my little Sabrina.... with the small pirate Hannah are my pride and joys. Happy Happy Happy Halloween!
I met Steve Forbert .... The Midland performer from Nashville visiting Newark for an on stage cabaret performance. He is a delightful wry man with a gracious story teller with his powerful guitar and harmonica renditions...his audience participation was a fun event for all attending. Thank You Steve for your gentle ways!
Now I have a lot of photos to sift through but I do not want to leave anyone out in this Halloween Parade! I am so grateful for the Joys in my life today. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart