Something beautiful is about to happen! Color On The Creek is going four seasons with Sailing through the Winter Solstice by Color on the Creek.
Beginning this December, after an inaugural appearance in the Kris Kringle Parade on December 9th, Color on the Creek will introduce an initial “test boat” to be moored in Carroll Creek just west of the suspension bridge… hopefully in years to come she will be joined by many others as our flotilla is formed. The plan is to have small flat bottomed 5 to 12 foot Jon boats transformed into beautiful old world sailboats. Imagine eventually having 15 or 20 boats stretching from Court Street to the Iron bridge, including gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners and pirate ships, moored with their sail outlines, rigging and decks lit up from dusk till dawn. If you can’t imagine it make sure to come by and take a look at year one. . . and then imagine what it will look like in years to come as the flotilla grows!
All proceeds raised will flow to Color On The Creek and other participating Frederick County based charities. The event will run from the second week of December through the New Year’s Eve celebration.
Its time for spring clean up…. the warmer weather has forced us to move the schedule around a bit. The perennial planting and spring clean up is now scheduled for Saturday April 8th from 9 to noon. As always this is rain, shine or snow.. .we will need lots of creek rats and land crew to support them. The water level will be lowered again to facilitate removal of the muskrat caps and fertilization of the pots.
We have lots of waders but those with their own are encouraged to bring them along. Dress warm and in layers as April is a difficult month to judge. Please let us know if you can help and if you’re a likely “creek rat” or land volunteer.
The Tropical planting will be held on Saturday May 6th from 9 to noon rain or shine. We will plant over 230 tropical lilies, bog and lotus plants. We will need lots of creek rats as well as land crew to support them.
As always we will meet at the suspension bridge in front of the wine kitchen.
The garden will be spectacular this year ….be a part of it!
It’s early yet, but don’t forget the Festival for Color On The Creek. It will be held on August 12th. If you were there last year, you heard a great band – and they will be here again this year! We will only have one band and the event will be patterned after “Alive@Five” events with beer and wine.
Flying Dog Brewery has agreed to be our major sponsor. Thank You! We hope to see you there!
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Saturday November 4th from 10 AM to 1 PM
We will need lots of creek rats – with or without your own waders. Reminder: Dress warm and in layers.
If you have your own waders and pruning equipment please bring them along.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can come.
Please state your intent – will you be a creek rat? Or are you on our land crew?
Let us know how you will assist so that we can make plans.
IT’S ALL FOR CHARITY
In addition to having fun and bringing a little beauty and joy to the creek, we are using the event to raise monies for local charities – including Color On The Creek.
FUND RAISING AWARD
There will be an award and public recognition for the most money raised in total; AND for the most money raised for Color On The Creek!
We will have a secure donation page up and running, and linked to the Color On The Creek website, before launch day on Saturday November 18th.