Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sunday in Burnsville

Sunday's play in Burnsville was a success. The pathways are suitable for playing and are difficult, which is good. We received a fair amount of exposure to the public from people in the park as well as drive-by traffic. I would assume there will be a lot more exposure in the warmer months.

Kera Yonker came out and will be a nice addition to the club. She has expressed interest in becoming a member and wants to be added to the email list.

Rich Cundiff from Asheville also showed up with his family, and we got to talk for awhile. He did not play but wanted to check us out and see where we were playing. I think he will return. I also feel that in the spring we need to make a real effort to reach out to the Asheville group and play with them and hopefully get them to join. I have been in contact with Michel in Asheville several times this week concerning various topics.

I will be back in touch with the parks and recreation department about regular play in Burnsville and having them promote it through their channels. In addition I will try to work out some sort of arrangement to having access to the bathrooms and open use of the picnic shelters. I will keep you informed as this new location develops.

Thank you,

And here is the write-up Kirk posted to Facebook:

Carolina Petanque played in Burnsville North Carolina last Sunday and we had great time enjoying the warm winter weather. This was our first time playing at Ray-Cort Recreational Park in downtown and with a little cleanup the pathways were great for playing. The surface was fairly hard with some irregularities that made it challenging. It was also fun to play free form games which we do not get to do at our other locations. We had participants from Burnsville, Spruce Pine, Asheville, Crossnore, and Hickory NC join us and based on everyone’s opinion we should start playing regularly there. We will try to work into the Yancey County Parks and Recreation Department schedule in the spring. We hope to see you there in 2016!

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