Yesterday might have been my favorite day yet in the Busload of Books Tour project so far.
We spent the morning at Garnet Elementary, working on the bus mural with students and teachers.
Every single fourth and fifth grader got a chance to choose a color and find a spot to paint.
But the rain was not our friend, so we focused on the stretch of bus beneath the awning.
The kids did a fabulous job. They were so patient and careful and excited to contribute to the mural.
We came back in the evening, to be part of Garnet’s Community Resource Fair. We’d anticipated standing all alone in the rain. But the skies cleared, and people showed up in droves.
Suddenly, dozens of friends were painting every inch of the bus, the fantastical literary landscape exploding with unexpected color.
In addition to painting, folks peeked inside the bus to see Brian Thompson’s progress on our soon-to-be tiny home.
The Resource Fair was, by all accounts a huge success. The Busload of Books Tour research team from Washington College was on hand, answering questions about the project—along with 25 community organizations.
Kudos to Garnet’s Community School Coordinator Flo Terrill for organizing an excellent event.
Robbi and I had such a great time, and felt so proud to be part of this incredible community.
Thanks for everyone who came out to help us paint the bus.