Bright sunny skies and a light breeze set the stage for the August gathering of Sunday in the Park, hosted on Aug. 5 by the Escalon Chamber of Commerce.
In one area of the park, youngsters could create one-of-a-kind cards, with help from Stampin’ Up crafter Marilyn Myers, making the unique cards to take home.
Painting was also center stage, with a colorful mural created by those attending. Miss Escalon Madison Matsunami, along with first runner-up Jessica Fernandez and Miss Inspirational Cady Wing were on hand to both help youngsters with a variety of crafts and games and also joined the fun, creating a large shining sun in the corner of the mural by coating the inside of their hands with yellow paint and applying it on the mural.
Escalon 4-H members and twin sisters Destiny and Faith Reyes, 12, brought in some small farm animals to offer a petting zoo, with some goats and chickens drawing a crowd of interested youngsters. The girls, along with their mom Tonia, provided some information about the animals as well as hosting the petting zoo.
There were also games for kids including a ring toss, the chance for taking photos with props and the historic caboose was open for tours. Members of the Escalon Historical Society provided popcorn.
The Chamber hosts several of the Sunday in the Park gatherings throughout the year in the city’s Main Street Park downtown.