I'm sure I've said it before, but Annabelle has had a great time being a JROTC sponsor this year. She has gotten up in the middle of the night to accompany her unit to drill meets, brought cookies and cinnamon rolls to their early-morning practices, and even went with them to Louisville several weeks ago for an important meet. Today her unit left for a meet in Florida, but alas, she just wasn't able to go along. She would have been welcomed, of course, but she would miss the band BBQ and the last choir concert and--most dire--arrived in town from a 24-hour bus ride just in time to take her AP Calculus exam. Since she wasn't able to go (and since they're going to Daytona), she bought a kid's sand bucket and filled it with goodies to help them enjoy the trip and also with things they might need at the competition (bobby pins, safety pins, etc.).
When she got on the bus to present the bucket, everybody was very excited, thinking she would be going along after all. They were bummed that she was staying behind but very grateful for their "bucket o' sponsor."
One of her friends took a picture of the bucket and posted it to Facebook shortly after the bus pulled out to begin the journey:
3 years ago