Weekly Winners and Hunter Street Water Fights – April 26 – May 2, 2009
A few weeks ago, my nine year old neighbor Tyrek said to me, “People say this is a poor area, but it’s not. We have nice places to eat and things to do. It’s not poor.”
I’m prone to agree with him. Hunter Street may not be Elizabeth City’s most affluent neighborhood, but we are rich in community and experiences. Every day there are people outside and children playing. Even on rainy days, the kids are out riding bikes making giant splashes in the puddles. And this week, it was quite hot. Did the neighborhood kids retreat inside to watch TV and play video games? Nope– they had giant water fights in the streets.
Out of all the neighborhoods I have lived in during my adult life, Hunter Street is my favorite. This week’s Weekly Winners share a glimpse of why.
This last one is blurry. But I just love little Tykee’s face as he comes after ME!
Before the water fight last Sunday, I was getting sleepy and unmotivated. After the water fight, I was completely soaked…and completely invigorated. It set me up for a very productive evening.
So if you are feeling sluggish, I suggest a good ole water fight.