The First and Only Annual
Front Porch Swing Processional,
Lemonade And Cookies, and
Thank You Groton Book Party.
We found an old-fashioned porch glider at an antique shop in Connecticut. We left it to the tender ministrations of Becky and Darryl Collins, furniture refinishers and woodworkers just up Hollis Street from the bookstore. They cleaned up the glider and lovingly painted it in the Second Hand Prose Books colors.
In order to thank the town of Groton for the support that allows us to keep the bookstore open, and to celebrate the advent of the community-building glider on our front porch, we are putting on a parade.
We will carry the glider from Becky & Darryl's to the bookstore, a mighty distance of about a tenth of a mile. We want lots of kids involved (grownups too). Since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought it might be a good time to preview their costumes: a beta test, as it were. If they have instruments to play while pro-cessing, or drums to bang, that would be welcome.
When we arrive at the store there will be lemonade, tea, cookies, coffee, and of course lots of books -- 10% off store-wide.
We will step off from the sidewalk by the old burying ground on Hollis Street at 1:00 pm.
and hope you can make it!