We arrived a bit early (as usual) so we set up and started giving rides and collecting donations for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. For six hours we gave rides to everyone who wanted one, and were impressed with the big hearts and generosity of the local community. In addition to our unicorn rides, there was also a bounce house, face painting, games and of course, the opportunity to sign up to be a big brother or sister. There was even a newly matched big and little brother pair out on their very first afternoon outing, and they both had a blast, not to mention getting off to a great start together. Several now grown former Littles even showed up for rides. At the end of the evening we gave all the tips we had collected to Amy Brezenski, the firecracker new director of this branch of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in order to further their work. Our children are our future, and this special form of nurturing can literally change lives.
Weary but happy, we then went to the Grand Island Travelodge who generously donated a hotel room for the night so we could be well rested for the next leg of the trip. Thank you to everyone who made this such a memorable tour stop!