I just spent the entire afternoon working with Brian and his friends on their junior class Homecoming float! It was such a fun day. The theme for the floats this year is “Disney” and each class chose a movie to represent. Brian’s class chose “Alice in Wonderland” and set up the float like the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Getting a group of teenagers together on any project is no easy feat, and Brian, as class representative, is the guy in charge. I was prepared for disorganization and disaster, and was happily surprised that the kids who came to help had a plan, brought materials, and worked hard. One of the dad’s is a cabinet maker, and he put together a plywood backdrop that is just amazing. It’s in 6 panels, each 8 feet high and 4 feet wide – so it fits together on the back of the 24 foot bed of the truck that they’re renting. David, the artist in the group, came up with a beautiful design which includes topiaries shaped like 2 0 0 7. Very clever! Another girl brought paint, another brought leaves and craft supplies. We set up everything in the driveway, sent out for pizza and got to work. I am so happy that I got to be a part of this experience. It brought me back to all the fun that I had doing things like this when I was in high school. I’m glad that Brian is involved, and participating in his class activities, it’s a great experience and it will give him some wonderful memories of these high school days. It’s great when parents get involved, too. One mom came and helped some of the girls make paper mache flowers. One dad made spectacular tea cups and a big tea kettle for the table. The Homecoming game is Friday night, and the parade is at half-time. I don’t usually go to the games, but I’m not missing this one. The junior class float is going to look awesome!