Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sharkfest the Aftermath

Sharkfest began with a memorial service for the victims of the infamous shark attack. Matawan's Mayor, a local minister and several area residents attended the ceremony.
Terhune Park was the setting for the Sharkfest festivities. There was something for everyone. Face painting for the kids, sand art, rides, educational information about sharks, a guided tour of the site of the attack, a movie re the incident, shark jewelry, food (no shark on the menu) and information from the Matawan Historical Society. The Matawan Alliance, The Matawan Historical Society and its sponsors did a wonderful job.


Anonymous said...

It was a good time. Thanks to the Matawan Alliance for decding to have it. I felt that it was put together a little better last year, but I am sure that is due to the fact that they had to rush to have it this year. Hopefully they continue to have it EVERY YEAR. Judging by the amount of people that attended, it seems to be something that everyone wants each year.

Anonymous said...

I agree it was a good time. Only problem was the price and amount of time children had on the inflatable rides. Last year they had more time on each ride. Next year would like to see parents get more bang for their buck. It was pretty well organized for such short notice. Hope they plan ahead for next year. Even got to meet the Mayor.