Monday, June 3, 2013

Parisian Promenade-- 2013

The 2013 celebration of French culture at the Tanger Bicentennial Gardens in Greensboro, NC, took place yesterday afternoon.  As we have been doing for several years now, we made the trip over from Lexington to set up a couple of temporary courts on one of the park's gravel maintenance roads.  Attending from our CarolinaPetanque group of members (and potential members) were Danny, Sue D., Terry, Sue W., Bob, Joe, Catherine, Shirley, myself, and our friend Sandy Boone who was visiting us from Austin, Texas.

We met a lot of nice people and exposed many adults and children to our game-- most of whom had never played before.  Sue Daniels and Sue Wien deserve a special nod for manning the children's court (along with Shirley) for most of the afternoon.  That left Danny, Terry, Bob, Joe, and myself to play and instruct on the other court.  Sandy helped out on both courts.

We tried to answer all of the questions put to us and convince people that the best way to learn was to throw a few boules-- with very good success, too!  There were several players throughout the course of the afternoon who showed promise and expressed interest in playing with our group, either in Winston-Salem or, possibly, in Greensboro if we can work something out with the parks and recreation people.

If you weren't able to make it this year, plan to come next time around.  Here are a few more pictures to give you an idea of what you missed:

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