PHOTOESSAY BY DAVID WELTON
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
October 5, 2016
On the first weekend of October, under wide blue skies and with bright sun and children’s smiles brightening the day, Children’s Day proved a perfect Whidbey Island event. Each photo captures what this island’s community represents, including its culture of outdoors, play, and joy for all ages.
Children’s Day at South Whidbey Community Park is a yearly event bringing together adults and children for a magical time. For instance, South Whidbey Children’s Center’s booth included balloon animals and actors promoting the upcoming presentation of The Magic Garden. In addition to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Island Strings, volunteers included people such as Tom Lindsay who blew giant bubbles and Larry Dobson who taught stilt walking. David Welton, photographer, volunteered as official photographer for the event.
Sponsors for the Children’s Day also included many Island organizations, most especially Island County, as well as Sno-Isle Libraries, GoWhidbey DJ, South Whidbey Kiwanis, South Whidbey Children’s Center, and Aptitude Habilitation Services.
This was a day that showed of Whidbey Island at its glorious best!
David Welton is a Whidbey Island photographer who credits his grandmother’s travel slide shows and her gift to him of a Kodak Starflash camera for his interest in photographic art. His goal to use his photographs to inspire others to realize their unrecognized potential. To learn more about Welton, visit David Welton.
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