Petanque at Cantigny

16 Aug

We had a grand time at The French Connetion celebration at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.  People, young and old, short and tall, were waiting in line to learn how to play petanque.

Club members gave lessons, led demos, and organized a few competitive games for  the visitors.

The groundskeepers cut the grass very short for us the night before, so the surface was very playable. Not the best surface, but still fun for all. It was a great promotion for the game. Many folks wanted to learn more about the club.

It’s not too often when you get a chance to pose with a mime. He showed a lot of interest in the game, even though I did all of the talking. (The mime is the one on the left)

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One Response to “Petanque at Cantigny”

  1. Lisa August 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    We are always glad to have the Chicago Petanque club out to Cantigny. Thanks so much for sharing this great traditional game with us and our guests.

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