Recently one of our program directors, Hattie, got the chance to travel to Monroe County, TN to be a part of the latest Kids Wish Network On Tour event. Hattie works side-by-side with last week’s Staff Scoop star Jeannette, and she agreed that the best part of her role here at KWN is seeing smiles on the faces of all the kids. “The high point of the event was definitely getting to meet everyone and sharing the experience with all of those smiling kids,” says Hattie as she looks back on the weekend. “It was truly exhilarating!”
Coming from a mother’s perspective, being a part of the event made her feel grateful for her own opportunities to shower her son with gifts. “It felt good to see kids the same age as my own son receiving toys and bikes. I can understand how times can get tough when you’re raising children and being a part of an event that helped kids who aren’t used to it was absolutely gratifying.”
This was Hattie’s first time traveling with KWN On Tour and she loved it. She actually got to see all of the work she has done come to fruition and meet many of the people with whom she’d been coordinating the event over the phone. She looks forward to her next event, when she will get to travel to Brownfield, TX. “It was great to meet all of the people and to see how everyone and everything came together to really make the event a special one!” Hattie got to meet Madisonville Police Chief Gregg Breeden, Sergeant Bill Bivins, Judge Ted Cagle, Miss Pre-Teen Tennessee, and all of the wonderful volunteers… but for Hattie, the greatness didn’t stop there: “I got to shoot the t-shirt gun!” she adds with excitement.
“The whole event was great, but I absolutely had a blast shooting the t-shirt gun into the crowd of kids and their families!”
Overall, the Kids Wish Network On Tour event in Monroe County was a great experience for Hattie. Getting to be so close to such a caring community of people and the joy and happiness brought to children in need gave her a whole new perspective on her own role within Kids Wish Network! “I’m proud to be part of an organization that can do so much for children who have so little.”