BEAVERTON – Campers at Beaverton’s Calhoun Park Campground enjoyed Saturday, July 25 filled with Christmas themed activities for all ages. Angela and Jim, the park managers, organized the fun-filled games and contests. Squeals of delight and hardy laughter could be heard throughout the park from the afternoon until well past sunset.
Children participated in a painting activity, candy cane hunt, and Christmas bow tag. Adults competed in a corn hole contest, which was won by Taylor and Teri Corkins of Clio. Terri exclaimed, “our family has so much fun here. Next year we plan to be seasonal campers!”
At dusk, guests joined in the main event which was a Christmas campsite decorating contest. Rev. Karen Blatt and Nila Frei, who are members of the Beaverton City Parks and Recreation Committee, served as judges along with Mayor Ray Nau and his wife Jill. Participants went all out creating a Christmas wonderland with the ultimate first place prize of one free night of camping. Awarded first place, with a bright red certificate, were sisters Peggy Roth of Bay City and Connie Clark of Freeland. “My sister and I had great fun decorating for three days!” remarked the winners. Second place was awarded to the Corkins Family.