After a jam-packed morning of playing on the beach the kids got to here some great songs from our very own David "D-Money" Coffin and Will "Big Willy" Clark. Kids and counselors alike sang and clapped along to the old-fashioned sea shanties and raps. Bruce Berman, Director of Strategy, also had a few words for the kids about how much Save the Harbor has done to clean up the harbor and beaches. At noon, everyone "splashed" into the water at once -- over 700 Save the Harbor staff and youth groups!!
I was on hot dog duty, so after the splash I was overwhelmed with children and counselors looking to grab a hot dog, cold drink, and some fruit after a morning spent running around the beach. Not to toot my own horn, but I made some mean hot dogs...and lots of them.
Having so many kids on the beach at the same time is definitely overwhelming, but in a good way. It was especially nice that so many of the groups had come out on All Access at least once this summer, so I saw lots of familiar faces -- I even took the bus down to M Street beach with Paige Academy, one of the our favorite groups at All Access!
Spending the day at the beach made for a great Friday, and a great end to most of our summer programing. And I fully expect the third annual Beach Bash to be even more amazing than this one!
PS: Another one of my favorite pictures from the Bash!