Photos on display during Vevay's First Friday
Thursday, April 04, 2013 11:00 AM
Pam and Bud Acton, a husband and wife photography team, will display their work at the Switzerland County Visitors Center on Friday, during First Friday in Vevay.
The event starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. and is free to the public.
Pam Acton said the couple has been shooting together for 12 years, but her husband has been shooting for almost 50 years. Sometimes professionally.
"Now he's retired and we do it for the fun of it," Pam Acton said. "It get us places."
She went on to say that Bud Acton will shoot just about anything that strikes his attention, while she likes to shoot detailed close-ups of animals.
The Visitors Center is located at 128 W. Main St. in downtown Vevay. Pam and Bud's photographs will be on display through the end of April.
The theme for April's First Friday is "Hats Off." In keeping with that theme, there will be a hat judging at the Historic Hoosier Theater.
"We invite people to wear their hats and come show them off," Switzerland County Tourism Director Kendal Miller said.
A competition will be held to see who has the most stylish hats in the following categories: vintage, men's, children's, creative, historical and Swiss-inspired.
Those wanting to attend should stop by the theater between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Miller said there will also be a special Bicentennial tea at the Community Arts Center. The center is also having a celebration of women authors in Switzerland County.
Vevay Main Street's First Friday events are held monthly, and include late night shopping, dining, live entertainment, and free carriage rides around the downtown area.
The themes for the rest of this years First Friday events are: Jockey Day in May, Chalk the Walk in June, Red White and Blues in July, William Tell in August, Miles to Vevay in September, Patchwork of History in October, Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash in November and Deck the Walls in December.