Everywhere you looked, something was happening. Thousands of people poured through Jesup Green and the library, awed by the creativity (and enjoying the fun) on display at the 2nd annual Mini Maker Faire.
This plane is one of 2 made last summer in the library’s new maker space, under the direction of Joe Schott. It’s a permanent addition to the ceiling — unless it decides to fly off somewhere.
There were tons of hands-on activiites, for kids of all ages.
Staples senior Guerric Vornle von Haagenfels is a self-taught blacksmith. He forged ahead on the banks of the river.
Not far away, at the Town Farm complex, Westport’s 1st Little League Challenger team — for boys and girls with physical or mental challenges, and their “buddies” — played its opening game, against Stamford. Ceremonies included balloons, music, the national anthem, and a 1st pitch thrown by Staples junior (and Challenger organizer) Jack Cody.
Westport Winner Rebecca Yormark and her buddy, Quincy Stein.
Challenger player Jack Theriault has a ball, with Natalie Schenck and Luke Yokai.
Hillary Lipper shares a laugh with Coach Scott.
Then it was on to the Blu Parrot, for Westport’s 1st-ever Electric Car Rally.
We think of electric cars as cutting-edge (and from Japan or Detroit). This Columbia Electric car on display today was built in 1907 — in Hartford.
Blu Parrot owner Adam Lubarsky fed everyone at the rally sliders, wings and more. He also manned the grill.
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