Saturday, October 29, 2011
Small town blessings
As you know, it is not the spot on a map that makes a community - it is the people that make a place special.
This week we had an opportunity to be reminded of the great people who call this place home. A very special Flash Mob happened the other day.
Our local elementary school Principal has been battling cancer for the past year and a half. He is not only a wonderful educator, adored by children and parents alike, he is a friend of mine.
The schools Physical Education teacher is a cancer survivor and developed this idea. He has been working with all the kids in the school all year, learning the words to the song "I Believe" and choreographing some dance moves.
Thursday, the entire school - about 600 students, teachers and parents walked to Mr. Kelly's house and performed a Flash Mob on his lawn. He was able to come out on the front porch to watch. I don't think there was a dry eye from anyone who witnessed this. Many of the children held signs that said "Believe" "We love you Mr. Kelly" etc. There are multiple videos of this posted on facebook. I cannot watch them without crying. I am so proud of these people.
This is just another example of what makes my small town so special.
I did try to post the video from my facebook page to here but after several failed attempts I gave up. I wish I could share it with you.