Arts, Music Focus of Festival

Sep 29, 2003, 20:35

Photos: The Coastal Music and Arts Festival raises thousands of dollars for Lord Baltimore Elementary School through children's activities, food and crafts.

The annual Coastal Music and Arts Festival at Lord Baltimore Elementary School drew more than 1,000 people to Ocean View on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003.

The event is the Lord Baltimore PTO's major fundraiser, bringing in thousands of dollars for school equipment and programs each year.

The festival features local entertainment, including students and more experienced performers.

A wide array of local crafters offered everything from fabric creations to hand-blown glass objects.

The festival also offers a number of children's activities, from pony rides and crafts to face-painting and amusements such as a moonbounce and barrel train.

The school's Environmental Learning Center, a parent-maintained outdoor education area with water gardens, an amphitheater and a pumpkin and sunflower garden, hosted a number of exhibits by area organizations.

Included this year were Cape Henlopen State Park's Seaside Nature Center and the Center for the Inland Bays.

Nate Zimmerman, from the Seaside Nature Center, brought his collection of snakes, and Master Gardener Ingrid Hetfield fielded questions on insects while visitors checked out her collection of bugs and butterflies. 

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