September 5, 2008

Volleyball takes center stage on First Friday

It was the final First Friday of the summer, and it was memorable. It began with volleyball clinics on Monument Square, thanks to some 80 tons of trucked-in sand. Kids were run through drills by Ross Balling and stars of today's Corona Light EVP Pro Beach Volleyball World Championships at North Beach.

I'm not sure what the exercise above proves -- the kids were trying to run while balancing the ball on their necks -- but it was harder than it looks (although the girl below seemed to master it well).

Besides volleyball, there was music and artistry. Below is artist Lance Raichert, demonstrating his technique at Monfort's Fine Art Gallery.

Two Kilties played on the street
Dairy Statesmen Barbershop Chorus performed

And the always-popular face-painting

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