Letter: Thanks for supporting Kids on Wheels’ balloon event

To the editor:

Kids on Wheels boldly ventured into a hot air balloon event on Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 5 p.m. at the Brown County High School football practice field, with many tourists, local adults and children participating in the excitement. Despite the delayed start due to the strong winds, it was a spectacular community event to enjoy.

We would like to thank the many Kids on Wheels volunteers and teens helping at this event, and especially thank Miller’s Ice Cream for donating $1,500 in setup costs; and Kevin Snyder of Brown County State Park for reaching out to the White House and many other regulatory institutions to help this event happen, with the family event of Vice President Mike Pence happening at the state park on the same day.

Kids on Wheels also would like to thank Dr. Laura Hammack and the Brown County school corporation for actively advertising and supporting the event location.

Also, a big thank-you goes to the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau for spreading the event news to the entire state.

Kids on Wheels continues to thank all the donors to the Brown County Community Foundation for our $10,000 matching fund challenge. Please mail your donation to BCCF, P.O. Box 191, Nashville, IN 47448 with a KOW memo.

Our next fundraiser will be the Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade on Halloween day, starting at 4 p.m. at Brown County Health & Living Center with registration and a $20 entrance fee per dog owner.

Kids on Wheels sincerely thanks our great community of Brown County for your thunderous support for this skate and teen park project. Please visit our Facebook page, Kids on Wheels Nashville, IN, to follow our events and updates.

Please contact Colleen Smith, 812-929-0160 or email colleenmie@yahoo.com to volunteer or join the committee.

Colleen Smith, KOW fundraiser chair (submitted by Clara Stanley)

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