A Walk In The Park
Temple Israel's Imagine group sponsors a day of fun for families.
Marc King of West Bloomfield kisses son Joshua, 4.
Jody Charlip of Farmington Hills with son Max, 4
aking part in the simple joys of summer, from fishing
to cycling to playing in the grass, was the focus of a
day of fun for young families on June 28 at Kensington
Metropark near Milford.
About 80 parents and children dove right in, competing in
relay races, playing yard games and doing arts and crafts proj-
ects during the event sponsored by the Imagine young adult
group of Temple Israel in West Bloomfield.
"We had a barbecue lunch courtesy of Temple Israel's
Brotherhood," said Hayley Warren of West Bloomfield.
She co-chaired the outing with her husband, Brad. Their chil-
dren, Ricki, 8, Aidan, 5 and Devin, 3, had a blast.
Thelma Mickelson of Boca Raton with her
grandson Adam, 20, of West Bloomfield,
who just returned from Afghanistan
where he was on military duty.
Bryan and Alissa Anstandig of West Bloomfield with
son Bradley, 3, take a short family hike at Kensington.
Hayley Roth, 1, of Bloomfield Hills
"The kids were able to go fishing," Warren said. "We had body painting, sidewalk
chalk; they decorated their own Frisbees and beach balls. We also had a candy hunt that
the kids loved."
The program gave the children an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and play with
their friends. It also was a chance for moms and dads to relax and relive their youth.
"It's just the idea of having the freedom to run around the area," Warren said. "It
was kind of an afternoon to be free and do whatever they wanted. It was a great family
Spotted in the crowd were: Sandy and Michael Lumberg and their son, Jared,
10; Jodi and Ari Charlip and their children, Hannah, 7, Max and Aidan, 4, all of
Farmington Hills; and Amy and David Ingber and their children, Ethan, 5, and
Sydney, 2, of Commerce Township. ❑
Ken Lipson of West Bloomfield, Jimm
Hannah Charlip, 7, of Farmington Hills
White of Farmington Hills, Steve
Achtman of Walled Lake and Dr. Mike
Mickelson of West Bloomfield
July 16 • 2009