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Club Carnival brings droves to the waterfront

Club Carnival brings droves to the waterfront

For a Friday at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, North Lake Drive appeared to be very quiet. Bikes rested on racks, and the pavement was absent of children running to their next planned activity of the day, though a muffled voice and echoes of yelling from Sharpe Field speakers proved otherwise.

Club Carnival brings droves to the waterfront

Club Carnival brings droves to the waterfront

For a Friday at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, North Lake Drive appeared to be very quiet. Bikes rested on racks, and the pavement was absent of children running to their next planned activity of the day, though a muffled voice and echoes of yelling from Sharpe Field speakers proved otherwise.

For lifeguards, no news is good news

For lifeguards, no news is good news

In the dazzling sunlight, she surveyed the scene before her. Kids were everywhere. Mothers were nearby, as were some dads and a couple of dogs. Bicycles overflowed the racks and spilled out along the road. Underscoring the happy cacophony on the beach and in the water was the steady chatter of cellphone conversations. It was a summer afternoon at Children’s Beach.

Dark hair framing her deeply tanned face, head beach lifeguard Melissa Long was satisfied.

“Contrary to what some people say, lifeguarding isn’t boring,” she said. “Most of the time, there are lots of people to watch, and we’re trained to stay attentive and alert.”