Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hello Again & thanks as always for your continued support of Papa Robb's Paradise Ice & all of our special events & fund raisers for those who need our help. It is truly nice to know that you share our belief that when you live in a community you should be a part of that community.

That said, let's talk about our FESTIVAL FRIDAY events. We try to set a firm & full schedule, but sometimes life throws us all a curve. When that happens we all simply adapt. You got lemons? Make some lemonade. Last Friday was an example. Some things were just not working out but lots of good friends changed all that into a super wonderful night.

We ended up with two crafters, three drummers, a rapper, poets, five artists, two singers & guitarists, plus games & our special  Bev with her face painting. What a night. A very big thanks to the Guerilla Poets for all of their talents. Love you Shane Manier & love your new CD.  Plus we raised a little money for CVAN, a very worthwhile cause.

ARTS & CRAFTS --- We've had some requests for adding crafts & artists to our Friday events. As you know we often have "Themes" to our Festival Fridays & on August 7 the theme will be arts & crafts! We have about ten (10) participants on the calendar with a variety of art & crafts for both adults & kids, plus music also. Everything will begin around 5:30 - 6:00 - Plus TRIPP THE CLOWN RETURNS that night so let's all give him a big welcome back from his annual journey to Clown Camp & Seminars!!!

Obviously all of our Festival Fridays have much to offer so do remember to keep checking our social media, plus our blogs & events calendar on our web site. We try to post every day & also remember that weather is not the same everywhere so we try to stay on top of that situation as best we can.

Last please note that we will be making some changes to our food situation very soon. There will be a blog on this later this week so remember to check that out.

Thank you all again & we will see you soon.

Papa Robbs Paradise Ice
Concord, NC

Monday, July 20, 2015

HELLO AGAIN --  Things seem to be hopping at Papa Robbs with even more to come, but a short mention about food vendors & our guest performers (known as Buskers or Street Performers).  All of the performers work strictly for tips be they clowns, face painters, musicians, etc., just as if they were working a local town festival and they need your support to continue their work. Many of them devote free time for worthwhile causes also - just some food for thought.

Ah yes, food. This has been mentioned before but bears repeating for obvious reasons. In spite of many requests for food trucks, hotdogs & other food vendors there seems to be little support when they are on site. If they do get enough business they simply have no choice but to go elsewhere - they must make a living as that is their job. So, if you want food then show your  support & this includes our Festival Friday hotdogs. Mr. Meanie Weener & Terry's Dawgs are both reputable, clean, fully inspected and have good offerings. We lost one and would like to keep Terry's Dawgs. Again, just something to think about.

COMING EVENTS--  Open Mic continues every Tuesday at 6:30. If you missed this night then you are missing something special. Various styles, music types and musicians are coming out to perform some very good music.

Saturday, July 25 from 5:00 till 9:00 we are hosting another LATIN FESTIVAL. Fun, games, food, DJ/music & live radio remote broadcast, plus prizes & surprises all together for a special day. Games will be set up by 3:00. Keep watch on our Facebook for updates.

Festival Fridays continue. July 24 will feature a Drum -In Drum Circle pus the artists & poets of Guerilla Poets & Slap The Paint. Music, Art, Poetry plus games, face painting, drumming & yes - Terry's Dawgs (hotdogs).

July 31, Curley the Balloon Man returns plus Zumba Dance & the talented kids from Next Step Dance Studio.

Tripp The Clown is off for two weeks - a church event & then clown camp in Minn. He returns on Aug. 7 - probably with some new ideas, tricks & performances. That night we are adding a special artists & crafters night as part of our Festival Friday & we are excited about that as it has been requested. If successful we hope to add as a regular through the Fall & work with local galleries, etc to bring some visual & more forming art to the Friday Festivals.

Watch our Facebook & social media for updates. See you soon.

PapaRobbs Paradise Ice
Concord, NC