After one rainout, and then a COVID cancellation, the “06880” community was ready to party.
I did the hard thing (picked the most beautiful night of the summer) and the easy one (put out the word for people to come).
You guys did the rest.
Over 150 “06880” readers gathered at South Beach last night for our annual “blog party.”
The crowd was young …
… and old(ish).
It included folks who grew up here in the 1940s, and a couple who moved here in April.
There were politicians, and normal human beings.
There were Westporters with beach stickers, and Westonites, Norwalkers and Fairfielders who got rides, walked from nearby friends’ houses, or paid the full boat at the gate to get in.
Everyone brought food, soda, beer and wine (no glass bottles, though!).
The Westport Garden Club even brought decorations. Their #FridayFlowers were a day early, but “06880” was honored to be this week’s recipient.
People chatted with old friends, and made new ones. They ate and laughed. They luxuriated in a beautiful, pre-pandemic community gathering, at one of the most beautiful spots in town. They watched the sun go down. Some stayed until long after dark.
Thanks to all who came to our party, and made it such a fantastic evening.
If you weren’t there: See you in 2022!