The James River General Store in Fork Union, Virginia, held a Grand Opening party recently. While grand openings are a staple of modern American marketing strategy, they can occasionally provide incredible opportunities to enrich the lives of children. Click on image to enlarge
On this marvelous fall day of clear blue skies and golden sunshine, children got to ride ponies and horses as many times as they wished. They got their faces painted with fantastic designs by a talented local artist. They got to fish with a dip net in a pool full of goldfish and take home their energetically swimming catch in a plastic bag full of water.
We adults attending could only marvel at the joy the children showed as they patted their horses and waved proudly to their parents and friends.
I wish more children could have memories like these…
Many thanks to Abby for making this possible.