Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony is a public ceremony conducted to inaugurate the opening to the general public of a new building or business. Often, the ceremony is conducted in just the manner the name suggests: by tying a ceremonial ribbon across the main entrance of the building, which is then cut in a ritual manner by a dignitary to declare the building open for business. – Wikipedia

This morning our campground had a little bit of excitement scheduled for the day. The new section of the campground is now officially completed and the new restroom facilities are open for business. The RV campsites were completed last spring and include 10 pull through and 20 back in sites with all of them being 40 ft x 70 ft. The restroom facilities, however, were at least a month late getting completed but look great.

An official ribbon cutting ceremony was held at noon and some “dignitaries” from Berrien Springs were here to dedicate it and make speeches. Open house invitations had been placed in newspapers in the general area.

Last night someone parked two RVs on the grass across the street from us and we wondered what they were doing. This morning we realized an RV dealer had parked the units there for people to walk thru while they were here for the open house and ribbon cutting.

We also noted rain was forecast for the entire day and it didn’t look good for any sort of outside ceremony. However about 11:00 the rain stopped and people started to arrive. A ribbon was put up across the entrance to the new section and a small crowd gathered to witness the ceremony. The couple who are the campground hosts live in a house on the grounds. They do an excellent job and it was nice to hear the good things the village “dignitary” had to say about their work.

So while others are worried about other things like politics, world peace and college football…..

we know how to throw a party in Berrien Springs.