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Festive Sunday Event Welcomes Downtown Crowd
Overseeing the ‘ranger cookies’ table was William Hecht, who helped visitors to Sunday in the Park create cookies with saltine crackers, peanut butter, coffee creamer packets toasted over the fire and sugar packets. Times Photos By Marg Jackson
Enjoying a free sample of a GEM Cookie Company cookie is Levi Van Rys, 2, with mom Kelsie, getting the cookie at Sunday in the Park. A ribbon cutting was also hosted for the new business. Times Photos By Marg Jackson
Escalon Animal Shelter staffers Max Teague, left, with Bella and Brianna Reimann with Coco were on hand for Sunday in the Park with adoptable animals. Bella, 10, is Coco’s mother.

It was another successful Sunday in the Park event hosted by the Escalon Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Aug. 4 in the city’s Main Street Park. Bright sunny skies and a light August breeze greeted attendees, who had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities. There was a bead bracelet-making craft, the chance to create ‘ranger’ cookies with peanut butter, saltine crackers and coffee creamer packets, the chance to take home a jar of cookie dough mix, a display by the Escalon Historical Society, a chance to visit with adoptable pets from the Escalon Animal Shelter and more.

New Miss Escalon Mya Beary and members of her court were also on hand for their first official community event, helping youngsters with the crafts. A Frisbee golf course was set up for those that wanted to try it out and there was also music, face painting, and a Chamber ribbon cutting for the new GEM Cookie Company.