A Washington welcome

Published 6:40 pm Saturday, June 1, 2013

On Friday, the Daily News put out its Summer Fun Guide, a guide to what’s happening all over Beaufort County this summer.

While many of the activities come with a price, what was surprising was how many don’t. Just recently there was May’s Music in the Streets in Washington and traditional Greek music at Festival Park with the first Harmony on the Harbor, sponsored by the Washington Harbor District Alliance. Coming up next weekend are the Bath Showdown, a car show open to the public at Ormond Theater in Bath along with the Washington Summer Festival.

But the most exciting upcoming event is a reprise of the North Carolina Symphony’s performance at Washington’s Festival Park. Last year, the performance celebrated Beaufort County’s 300th anniversary; this time around, it will be the closing event for the Summer Festival. The amazing part about the symphony’s concerts is that they do not cost the public a cent. Anyone and everyone is invited to take a trip to the waterfront, bring a blanket and chairs and sit out under the stars to listen to beautiful music on the river.

The symphony’s first performance was a huge success, drawing a crowd of thousands. It was such a success that symphony officials called and asked to come back. They recognized an appreciative audience, topped off with a beautiful location, and decided that Washington was where they wanted to play.

Next Sunday, let’s give them the same appreciation. Let’s grab family and friends and go down to the river. Let’s show the symphony a real Washington welcome.