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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dover's First Night, December 31, 2007

The city of Dover is about 20 miles north of us and we read about this New Year's Eve street festival with entertainment throughout the downtown and fireworks so we decided to check it out. There were musicians, dog acts, street games for kids, commedians and at least 40 different family-oriented events, scattered in buildings, churches, banks and storefronts in the state capitol to entertain and delight, from 3 in the afternoon until the stroke of midnight. It was really fun. The night was cold but calm and we had a good time.

An artist named Dan Dunn does this "Paint Jam" performance art. He creates what look like abstract paintings using big brushes and his hands to create portraits that are instantly recognizable once he puts the finishing touches on them. The music he paints to gives a hint as to whose portrait he is painting!


Fireworks at midnight lit up the 2008 as the lighted ball fell, we hugged and kissed and then made our way home.

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