Camp-out in Hermann City Park is a hit for 120 participants
A pleasant Summer Friday evening greeted approximately 120 family members at last Friday’s “Camp-out in the Park,” sponsored by the Hermann Parks Department.
Susan Lenger, who organized this first-time event, said 70 kids and 50 adults were in the lower city park campgrounds.
Children had to register before the event and had to be accompanied by an adult to participate.
The camping event was free to all the families.
The evening started at 5 o’clock with swimming and play at the pool. At 7 p.m., the lifeguards threw water balloons at the kids. Later those who wanted to went on to work with crafts.
Children and adults made kites, too.
Fire pits were lit to make s’mores and that was followed by the movie, “Little Rascals.” At intermission, everyone received a bag of kettle corn and the kids also received a 50-cent coupon to redeem at the pool, along with a glow necklace.
Those who stayed the night (or came back in the morning) enjoyed a breakfast of donuts, coffee and milk.
Turkey Trot funds were used to rent the movie and a projection system and screen from Grinning Bear Studios. Sharp Corner Tavern, Timeless Memories Photography, Hermann Hill, Brian Grannemann Services, the Lion’s Club and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church all contributed donations for food, drink, crafts and kettle corn.
Pool and Parks Department staff, along with volunteers, helped make the event a success.
Those helping were Steve Lenger, Allen and Sharen Speckhals, Alicia Geers, Dave and Kathy Rawlings, Keri Riedel, Keely Pettijohn, Rich Winkelmann, Donna Buesking, Lynn Corbin, Shelly Causey, Susan Stiers, Hayley Stiers and Marcia Bucker.