I would like to commend all of the organizations and individuals who worked to make 2007's "Boo at the Bay" such a success. It was obvious to me by the number of cars and people I saw at and around the Sandusky Bay Pavilion on Saturday that area families were eager to participate in a family friendly event. Even the weather co-operated. What a wonderful time!
The only negative thing I could see about the weekend's events was the lack of people who found their way to the Maritime Museum of Sandusky's version of "Night at the Museum." The Museum was staffed with volunteers dressed in costumes that fit with many of the displays offered. There were several areas set up where children could paint a light house, build wooden boats, make a pirate flag or pour a mold of an animal's foot print. All of the crafts done by the child were then his or hers to take home. This was available for two hours Saturday from 7-9 p.m. I'm sad to say that in that two hour time frame only four kids visited. All four of these kids seemed to be having a great time -- and at no cost to anyone. I truly wish that more had come to see and enjoy what those four did.
I will admit that, although I looked in the paper for an announcement about "Night at the Museum," I did not see it advertised as part of the weekend events. Perhaps I just missed it. If so, perhaps others did too.