Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Bern's 300th Birthday Jublilee Weekend

I made this LO to remember New Bern's 300th Birthday Celebration! The map is the parade route & in the pocket is the passport/brochure everyone was given before entering Union Point Park for the Street Festival & I also saved the details of the parade line-up and put the newspaper clipping behind the passport. The journaling tells of the events my family & I attended Friday night & Saturday. Friday night, we went to Tryon Palace for the NC Symphony 300th Birthday Concert & fireworks followed. The concert was good, but we had to sit so far back on the south lawn (it was outside) because it was crowded. We couldn't hear the music that well for kids screaming behind us below the wall. Tryon Palace is on an incline overlooking the river and they have a wall all the way around the back of the property. Saturday morning, we went to the Heritage Parade that was supposed to be from 10-12, but only lasted until 11:30. We sat at the end of the parade route and didn't see all the parade. A lot of them- NC Governor Beverly Perdue and the Mayor got out of the parade a block before the parade got to where we were. There was 4 or 5 high school bands in the parade. I enjoyed it! Afterwards we ate lunch at the Bojangle's booth in the park and walked around a little bit. New Bern's mascot is the bear so that's why there's little bears all over the LO and the colors are red & black. New Bern is a sister city to Bern, Switzerland. A group of Swiss people were at the concert Friday night and attended the festivities all weekend. It was a good experience to remember! :)

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