Evening at Higgins Beach
On a perfect summer evening with a gentle ocean breeze, dramatic clouds highlighting the hues of a setting sun and not a mosquito to be heard — or felt — church members and friends gathered at Higgins Beach on Aug. 13 for some quality time of renewing friendships and, in some cases, creating new ones.
At the summer home of Jack and Boodie Mitchell, overlooking Higgins Beach and an ocean dotted with surfers, more than 25 gathered for two hours of festive conversation and the sharing of three tables of a pot-luck supper.
Some people arrived early for a walk on the beach, some went searching in tidal pools with the out-going tide, and at least one — Rick Fontana — went surfing. But for the most part, it was summer fellowship, beginning with a group prayer and easing into a myriad of stories about vacations, camping, traveling, hiking and visits with families.
Thank you to Jack and Boodie for providing the hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks, but most of all for sharing an idyllic evening on the Maine coast.