Sent to me by my friend Polly Shultze, owner of Village Sea Glass in Capitola...
"Calling all beach lovers! On March 26, 2011 Capitola Village, CA was struck by a flash flood caused by a broken drainage pipe. Many merchants suffered loss and damage but are vowing to carry on. On Saturday April 9th there will be a Village Revival Party from noon to sundown in the Village with live music, face painters, dunk tank, raffles and a donation booth. If you are local, please come support and celebrate the Capitola Village! See you there!" (picture of the March 26 flood)
Tom and I took a drive down to Capitola last Saturday, just days after the flood and were shocked to see the damage to this quaint, colorful village just south of Santa Cruz. Many merchants will not be able to reopen for months - buildings damaged, lost merchandise. A terrible tragedy for this close knit community. If you are local, your support to help them rebuild is so much appreciated!
Capitola is one of our favorite day trips down the coast, wonderful shop owners and fabulous restaurants. Last Saturday we simply sat at the boardwalk, watched a surfing competition and the many beachcombers while eating our pb & j picnic. Just had to share their creative art community's hand painted tiles - so fun and so beachy!
Have a great weekend everyone!