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Day 29: Event in Valentine, NE.
We had our 8th event of the trip in Valentine, NE. In spite of cold, sleet, and rain, an enthusiastic group of artists came to our #connectingus20 event. This was the first library we put on our itinerary. Sal’s love of hearts made this an absolute must stop.
We started off as usual with connecting safety pins into chains. Our guests warmed quickly to the task and produced some nice chains for themselves, some of which made their way into the art created in the second part of the event. Sal explained what part 2 was about, adorning books as art. Our host Anna had pre-selected some great books on Nebraska history and culture for us, so our guests selected a book they liked and created a colorful theme around their book. The creativity shown by combining these simple material never ceases to amaze.
Part 3 was the playful part of the event. Using her skills as a laughter coach it only took Sal a few minutes to have everyone dressing up and waving large bands of color around. Kimber volunteered to let the other guests cover her with cheesecloth. This is a new element in this part of the event we added after watching how much fun everyone had covering a volunteer at our Clyde, OH event. Kimber was patient while being covered in layer after layer of colorful cheesecloth. She put on quite a performance when it was time to exit her “cocoon” to the laughter of everyone. Great job, Kimber!
Thanks to Hedda from the artist’s group and to the team at the Valentine Public Library for promoting another successful event. And thanks to Janette for suggesting Coachlight Inn; their BLTs are yummy!
Off to Casper, WY today with a stop at Carhenge, a great find out of Atlas Obscura.
6,439 miles so far; 1700 or so to go. Back to long driving days in this sparsely populated part of the US.