This Week in Chester History

In July 1988, the Chester Library’s “Kanga Committee” sponsored a mini-regatta at Chubb Pond¬† where about 25 children sailed toy boats they made exclusively for the event. Kanga Committee member and event co-coordinator Pamela Jones was quoted saying, “We had everything from a boat the size of a walnut shell to a three-foot-catamaran.” She also said she first thought of holding the regatta after re-reading “Stuart Little” by E.B. White. Winners were presented with a gift certificate to Encore Books.

 

Source: The Observer-Tribune