Early Years: The Giant comes to Summerland

Our town fathers in the 1950s liked to add interest to community activities.

Early Years: The Giant comes to Summerland

Our town fathers in the 1950s liked to add interest to community activities.  As the story goes, near the end of a Saturday night street fair a voice boomed through a megaphone the thrilling news that the Giant himself was coming down off the mountain.

Flood lamps revealed that such was the case, as the large and awe-inspiring frame came slowly and majestically down the long shoelace of a road that led from the Home of the Friendless — the old college site (Adapted from Here Comes Tomorrow by Kathleen Fitzgerald).

It must have been a spectacular sight, however, according to Fitzgerald, “Intrigue ended at the base of the hill, so we all said goodnight and went home.”