Angel Martinez is thrown from a mechanical bull during the Party on the River at Cielo Grande, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo)
After a crisp morning, the day has warmed to a balmy 75 degrees, and people crowd the lawn at Cielo Grande Recreation Center, riding ponies, eating pizza and enjoying the live country music played by The Mixx in celebration of the annual Party on the River.
The day is filled with events, from skateboard competitions to volleyball games. Friends and family sit in bleachers to watch and cheer on a game of flag football. Kids scream and laugh as they go down a blowup water slide. And some, like mother Ansie Jacobson, take a moment to sit and relax in the sun. While her 6-year-old son and husband play on the rides, she takes some time for herself.
“It’s a day out with the family to listen to the music, and it’s a perfect day: Login to read more