The other weekend, Matt and I drove out to the country for a birthday party for his cousin E. She turned a whopping 9 years old and for her birthday, she wanted everyone to bring shoes to donate for kids going back to school who might not have anything. I loved the idea! I was able to raid the sale racks at Payless and came up with 4 pairs of great shoes for kids. She made out like a bandit too.
I think more showed up after I took this picture, or they just arranged them out better. I don’t know why, but it seems like when I do decide to go shoe shopping, the ones I get at Payless last me 3x as long as ones I get elsewhere, like Famous Footwear. Although, it might have to do with the fact that I only get my Nike flip flops at Famous Footwear and those are the only shoes I wear most days.
Filbruns Pond is run by the Slades, Matt’s aunt and uncle. I hadn’t been here yet, what with wedding planning and then not having any vacation left for the year after the Homeymoon. So, I decided to trek around and take some pics of the activities and location. The family was allowed to fish and there were poles galore around the place. Lots of bluegill to be had (and thrown back, of course).
Here is the description from the website:
We offer swimming, a sand beach area. Outside the beach area is a maximum of 10′ depth. We have a 10’X16’ floating sun deck. We have horseshoes, volleyball, hillbilly golf in a beautiful, relaxing country setting. We have over a dozen large picnic tables. We provide a gas grill and charcoal grill, as well.
The party barn with rustic décor will seat approx. 60 people with tables….
We are typically open Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day. Rental rates are $400 Monday-Friday and $450 Weekends and Holidays. We still have some 2013 dates available and are booking reservations for 2014.
We are also open for daily family recreation on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-5:30pm.
Age 7-12 $3
Age 13 and over $5
No alcohol is permitted.
There is no lifeguard. You are here at your own risk.
We require that you exercise common sense.
The grounds are pretty and there are lots of quirky signs posted around the place. It makes for a fun afternoon during the summer.
Here is the contact information.
12859 Euphemia Castine Rd, W Manchester OH 45382
There’s also a contact form on the website if you prefer email correspondence.
And for some more pictures: