People Know How to Have Fun – by Gary Smolker
When I got out of Mendy’s Gym Sunday night (April 23, 2017), I walked less than one block up Van Nuys Blvd. ,to the intersection of Van Nuys Blvd. with Victory Blvd., to see what was going on.
Above are photographs I took as I was approaching the giant multicolored Ferris Wheel.
I continued past the barrier and Ferris Wheel, up Van Nuys Blvd.
Past the barrier, Van Nuys Blvd. was packed with people having fun.
The next three blocks Van Nuys Blvd. were packed with street fair activities: rides, games, food for sale.
Below are photographs I took as I continued to walk up Van Nuys Blvd., after I passed the barrier on Victory Blvd.
Imagine bringing children here.
The were activities for everybody.
The fair was for all ages.
Young adults and grown-ups had lots to do and lots of fun doing everything.
I couldn’t resist buying a corn dog.
Corn dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, churros, popcorn, ice cream, lemonade, soft drinks and bottled water were for sale.
See photos below.
Mariachis Serenading Police Officers
A band of Mariachis serenaded those police officers who were on duty at the Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Community Substation located in the midst of the street fair.
The Mariachis and I, and I’m sure everyone else at the street fair, appreciate that the police protect and serve us.
See photos below, taken by me at the street fair Sunday night.
Fundraising to Provide Support for Community Youth Programs
The Street Fair on Van Nuys Blvd. was put on by the Van Nuys Substation of the Los Angeles Police Department to raise money for youth programs.
I think that is a wonderful thing for a Police Department to do.
I never heard of that being done before.
Being at the street fair was like being in another world.
As a donor, paying for what was offered at this street fair was a Painless Fun Fundraising experience for me.
I had a great time.
It looked to me like everyone else was having and had a great time also.
I will be flying to South Dakota on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
There is a large herd of wild mustangs in South Dakota.
The mustang with its mane flying and its hooves thundering has a hold on my imagination.
To me the mustang is a symbol of power and breakneck freedom, and of the untamable frontier spirit.
While in South Dakota, I will also check out Mount Rushmore, the badlands, and other sights of interest to me in South Dakota.
Copyright © 2017 Gary Smolker, All Rights Reserved
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