Congratulations to the Ashland Barracudas who concluded another successful swim season last night! We'd also like to congratulate all of the seniors who stood on the blocks last night with a combined 86 years of participation. Standing on those blocks of Carter Park Pool while Coach Trent reads off their accomplishments and college destination has become just as much as a rite of passage as the actual graduation ceremony.
The Barracuda coaching staff is the reason that families keep returning and that kids stay on the team for so many years. Kevin Trent, Alan Rosenberg, Jenny Younce, and Curran Henry have taught these kids how to swim, but also how to be good people.
We'd like to welcome Susannah Gilmore back to the Center of the Universe! Susannah was an intern at the American Embassy in Berlin, Germany, for eight weeks this winter, and then spent the spring semester studying politics and German at Freiburg University. Susannah will begin her senior (4th) year at UVA in August.
Origins Beer Lab is hosting a Thursday Run Club for anyone who would like to burn some calories before drinking beer. Running starts at 7:00 PM and there are multiple route maps available. You could even just walk around the block, if you want.
The Whistle Stop Theatre Company will present the second annual Ashland Summer Theater Festival on Saturday, August 11th, at the Arts and Activities Center. Bring the whole family to see productions of Thumbalina, Cattywampused, and Rumpelstiltskin! Between the shows, kids can enjoy crafts, games, and deals sponsored by the Ashland Mainstreet Association. Tickets are $10 for all shows and events. Email email@example.com to reserve your seats!
Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org. The summer is almost gone, Ashland- have you paused enough?