Easter 2022 Kids Fishing Tournament

2022 Easter Kids Izaak Walton Fishing Tournament – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – Thirteen young anglers brought their rods and their families to fish in this year’s Easter Kids Izaak Walton Tournament. Three young ladies were the Champions, but everyone had fun. Flounder, Snapper, Catfish and Sheepshead were all reeled in, measured, recorded, and released. As pledged in the oath, fellow fishermen were helped whenever needed, and all the fish swam away unharmed.

Useppa Easter 2022

Easter on Useppa – Thoughts and Photos by UseppaGin – Easter on Useppa is a celebration of family. This year it was also a remembrance and gratitude for the gift of island time. Generations came by boat tying up in the Marina, happy to be on the water, happy to be together. Useppa residents of all ages walked the beach, had Easter dinner with friends. Useppa is a present in our lives. This year we humbly celebrated the present.

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

The Easter Bunny and Useppa Kids – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – Somehow every year, the Easter Bunny finds its way to Useppa and there are eggs everywhere for Island kids to find. On the Bocce Court, in unkempt tall grasses, off the roadway between the Marina and the Village… there are eggs waiting to be discovered. Some have candy inside. A few have money, and there is one Golden Egg with $50.00. What a great way for a family to spend time Easter morning on Useppa. Thank you Easter Bunny. Thank you Useppa.

Easter 2022

Benediction – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – With gratitude and in humility the Useppa community gathered on the beach for the Island’s annual Easter Sunrise Service. It was a nondenominational celebration by residents, workers, visitors, and guests. In prayer, in stories, in music, and in love, we watched the sun rise. Communion included everyone; the handshake of peace was from our hearts.

Butterflies 2022

Butterflies, Kids, Grownups & Plan – Thoughts and Pictures by UseppaGin – Multigenerations gathered in the garden. Two-legged, four-legged, winged, and crawling friends scattered over Useppa’s Butterfly Garden. New plants were introduced to the soil. Little children were introduced to the magic. Chief Butterfly/Plant Enthusiast Karen Kaufman said it best. “Butterfly garden friends of all ages gathered to plant, care for caterpillars, craft for fun and celebrate the Easter season!”