Will we take the point?
Where’s the ball going to end up.
Careful aim gets you where you want to be.
The group in the photo plus Alexandra and Jim Wunderly demonstrated the game of petanque at the February 25 France-themed Carniball fundraiser at the Richmond Children’s Museum. At the formal evening affair, the guests were treated to French food, wine and music and even can-can dancers. Many of the attendees were introduced to petanque (often confused with bocce) and showed promise as they tried their pointing skills on our improvised “court.” Lots of good-natured competition was enjoyed by all.
We are awaiting the renovations to the new courts to that will address the drainage problems. According to Parks and Rec, the contractor is in the permiting process and work will commence as soon as the permits are approved. In the meantime, we will continue to play on our two “old” courts and any of the new ones that are playable.
On February 14, 2011 Parks and Rec began removing the blacktop in the playground. With good weather forecast for the next week the work should progress quickly. The old courts are not affected except that there is no standing room on the west side of court #1. Watch this space for photos of the progress.
Day 1 Photos:
The Boulefrogs’ start time for Saturdays changes to 2:00 PM on October 30 for the winter months. We will return to 3:00 PM in the spring.