Beach Party? Bingo!

I knew Audrey Hertzel was a loyal “06880” reader.

I didn’t know she’s also an excellent photographer.

Yesterday — while the rest of us partied at the 1st-ever “06880” beach bash — she was busy with her camera.

Enjoy her shots. (And I hope she enjoyed a shot or two — or some other drink — in between all her photography, tent-erecting and banner-making work!)

O! It was quite a party.

‘0’! It was quite a party.

Jennifer Hershey and Mary Hoffman were party planners extraordinaire.

Jennifer Hershey and Mary Hoffman were party planners extraordinaire.

Maite Hernandez, Roy Marmelo and Robin Singer. Maite provided some great Cuban food -- less than 24 hours after she and her husband Roy returned from a month in Europe.

Maite Hernandez, Roy Marmelo and Robin Singer. Maite provided some great Cuban food — just 24 hours after she and her husband Roy returned from a month in Europe.

Pete Romano and Robin Tauck -- one of Westport's favorite couples.

Pete Romano and Robin Tauck — one of Westport’s favorite couples.

Achara and her friend shared a fantastic pizza.

Achara and her friend shared a fantastic pizza.

Judy James, Matt Mandell and Dewey Loselle may or may not have been discussing town politics.

Judy James, Matt Mandell and Dewey Loselle may or may not have discussed local politics.

Tom Lowrie, Kelle Ruden and Mike Laux have got the Rotary Club, library and swim team scenes covered.

Tom Lowrie, Kelle Ruden and Mike Laux have got the Rotary Club, library and swim team scenes covered.

Brian Hershey gained "06880" fame for stories on his trips to observe polar bears in the Arctic, and North Koreans in their repressive country.

Brian Hershey gained “06880” fame for stories on his trips to observe polar bears in the Arctic, and North Koreans in their repressive country.

Andy and Meryl Kaplan take a relaxing break.

Andy and Meryl Kaplan relax.

Master cupcake maker Lisa   Alter, Linda Hudson and Rick.

Master cupcake maker Lisa Alter, Linda Hudson and Rick.

Newcomer Michelle Benner and oldtimer Terry Brannigan.

Newcomer Michelle Benner and oldtimer Terry Brannigan.

Audrey Hertzel -- who provided the tent and banner -- and her Memphis friend.

Audrey Hertzel — who provided the tent and banner — and her Memphis friend. Debbie Pafford. (Photo by Prill Boyle)

Prill Boyle and yours truly. We go way back -- to Burr Farms Elementary School.

Prill Boyle and yours truly. We go way back — to Burr Farms Elementary School.

60% of "06880" isn't too bad. See you next year, at the 2nd annual party! (All photos by Jo Shields)

60% of “06880” isn’t too bad. See you next year, at the 2nd annual party! (All photos by Audrey Hertzel, except as noted)

6 responses to “Beach Party? Bingo!

  1. Margaret Hart Rynshall

    Looks like it was a success! Sorry I couldn’t be there to join in the fun, food and conversation, Dan. Next year?

  2. Nick Lawrie

    Many thanks to all involved for a great occasion. Great to bring the all the digital conversations into real life ones.

  3. Yes, many thanks indeed.

  4. Lovely night, wonderful idea. Thanks to Dan and other 06880 movers and shakers!

  5. Rob Sweetnam

    You have a true understanding of “community.” Well done, Coach.