United States 14 July: Chicago, IL - Galien, MI
We arrive at the East Chicago Police Department who were celebrating their "Day with our Youth" program. Children of the community could visit the depatment and had many fun games to play.
Black Panther and Spiderman demonstrate harmonious behaviour by helping Sarankhuu from Mongolia back on his feet.
The women's team continued on to visit the boys and girls club of Northwest Indiana. The kids don't usually meet on Saturdays but came out especially to welcome the Peace Runners.
A map of the world gives a good sense of which countries the Peace Run going through and were the runners come from.
Tony Ashbaugh is making a wish for peace along with David Richards, the City Manager of New Buffalo.
There has been a lot of talk and anticipation. Finally the Runners arrive at their most favourite place to stay: Fuller's Resort and Campgroun at Clear Lake in Buchanan, Michigan. Kirsti Dykstra, her husband Mark their wonderful daughters Kelsey and Hailey and their brother Austin have hosted the Run many times in the past. They are so kind hearted, so friendly and joyful. Kirsti and her great team cooked most delicious food for us. The buffet was a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Thank you so much!
After everyone went swimming in the lake, and all the tents were set up and everyone enjoyed fantastic tacos and ice cream, their was a short ceremony with the whole family. From left to right: Kelsey, Austin, Hailey, Mark and Kirsti.
Kelsey, Austin, Hailey, Mark and Kristi accept the Peace Run Torch Bearer Award for their tireless, loving and outstanding service to countless "happy campers". They are a great team and do such a wonderful job, working very, very hard to create a friendly, clean and joyful enviroment for everyone, staff and guests. We are blessed to have such wonderful friends.