Happy Easter everyone!
He is Risen!
What an amazing sand sculpture we visited yesterday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds! Roger Powell, a local landscaper, has done a sculpture for the last 15 years during Holy Week. He uses the sand, brought in by the city each year, that will be spread in the area parks for sand volleyball courts and other uses.
The first 10 years or so, he created the sculpture at Riverside Park, at the location of some of the sand volleyball courts. This area had no cover, so during those years he had to risk snow and rain ruining his sculpture and having to go back and repair parts of it. It also had little parking for visitors.
In recent years it has moved to the fairgrounds and is created under a sheltered outdoor arena. The number of visitors has increased so much and there are other family events that are held there at the same time.
Yesterday we visited the sculpture and I was amazed at how beautiful it was!
Moses and the Ten Commandments
In God We Trust
May you come to realize that as insignificant as you may seem in this great universe, you are an important part of God’s plan.
(The sand sculptor, Roger Powell, is to the right (above) and to the left (below) talking with visitors)
What a wonderful tribute and reminder! This week Roger and his volunteers, who help him every year, had to deal with very cold weather early, but yesterday, the temperatures reached the 50’s which made it a beautiful day to visit.
A few years ago, I heard that a Christian book author, Catherine Ritch Guess, who had visited Findlay to view his sculpture, had written a three book series about Findlay and Roger, and the sand sculptures. She calls them “The Sandman Series”. To date I have read two of them. I really enjoyed the references to my hometown. 🙂
Today will be a good day to appreciate the blessings I have been given and enjoy time with my family.
Thank you Roger for sharing your gift!