Monday, April 26, 2010

Too Much Fun!

The Town Crier and His Wench
April 24, 2010

Photo by Carol Maynard Ruddick

We are usually perched on someone's retaining wall on Main Street to watch the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade. This year we got to participate in full costume to support the upcoming "Much Ado About Sebastopol" Renaissance Faire planned for September 18th, 2010. Our contingent included the Queen and her court, children and adults in period wear and even a knight on horseback.

My friend and neighbor, Andrea Hagan Schmitz, started doing Renaissance Faires for her classes at Brook Haven Middle School a number of years ago and the event grew to include other local schools. The students got an opportunity to step back in time and experience the Renaissance. They dressed in period costumes, joined a guild and got to participate in workshops like: piracy, sword play, chain mail and candle making.

This year Andrea has joined forces with the Sebastopol Educational Foundation to turn the Renaissance Faire into a great family oriented event and fundraiser to benefit local schools.  So put September 18, 2010 on your calendar and start thinking about your costumes. 

For more information go to
http://www.muchadoaboutsebastopol.org/ Huzzah!