Dressed as a colorful watermelon, a costumed young woman danced around jangling bells and and pointing to the Snail Lake pavillion where a picnic lunch, including watermelon, was held at the end of the Twin Cities Bicycling Club-sponsored Watermelon Ride. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
Parents and kids take a break for a picnic near the end of the July 4 Watermelon Ride. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
Bicycle riders enjoy a picnic at Snail Lake Park near the end of the Watermelon Ride on July 4. Food included hot dogs and beans, healthy green salad, chips, cookies, drinks and, of course, large slices of seedless watermelon. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
A mother and her two children ride down Snail Lake Boulevard heading to a picnic at Snail Lake Park during the Watermelon Ride July 4. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
The day dawned cool and sunny with a few billowy white clouds for the July 4 Watermelon Ride through Shoreview and the surrounding northern suburbs.
From left: Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, Turtle Lake Elementary School Principal Darin Johnson and Mounds View Public Schools Superintendent Dan Hoverman broke ground on the elementary school’s new “A Playground For Everyone” on June 6. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
A design mock-up of Turtle Lake Elementary School’s “A Playground For Everyone.” (Submitted graphic)
The excitement of the last day of school at Turtle Lake Elementary was multiplied by the prospect of a brand new, more accessible playground, when kids, school and city officials broke ground on “A