Monthly Archives: July 2011

Independence Day Fun

This holiday weekend Village Parents got together to celebrate!  We had The Barclay School grounds outfitted with kiddie pools and a sprinkler thanks to the school and their great community garden shed.  The kids had a blast!

The parents had fun too.  Everybody brought a dish and we had a terrific spread.  Really tasty stuff.  Thanks to the hard work of Village Parents’ Debra Matthews neighborhood businesses contributed to making it a great party too.  Donna’s provided a delicious pasta salad and Eddie’s kept everyone hydrated with bottles of water.  And we needed them because it was HOT.  The kids enjoyed an ice cream treat from Cold Stone Creamery on St. Paul Street.

We ate and then we played.  Big kids, and little ones too, raced in authentic sack (thanks, Zeke’s!) and three-legged races!  There were lots of smiles and lots of laughing.  We can’t think of  a better way to spend the 4th of July than with Charles Village families!  We can’t wait until the next party!  See you there!

PS: There are more photos and video on our Facebook page:

4th o’ July Party!

Village Parents is throwing an old-fashioned Independence Day party!

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill potluck–though we love those. This is an actual “do” with….wait for it….games, water play, and ICE CREAM!!!

Where: Barclay School “backyard,” i.e. right near the big playground, 2900 Barclay St.

When: Monday, July 4, 4 to 6 p.m.

What: Water balloon toss! Three-legged races! Beanbag toss! Horseshoes! Fellowship and food!

Village Parents will supply bottled water (compliments of Eddie’s), pasta salad (compliments of Donna’s), ice cream (compliments of Coldstone Creamery), and a few coolers full of ice. Please bring a dish to share, beer or wine or other beverages, and plates and cutlery for your family. Oh, and chairs or a blanket!

We will have a few wading pools filled with cold water (thanks to Barclay’s hose) so if you want to bring your kids in bathing suits, go for it.