Sunday, September 27, 2009

Look, Up In the Sky! It's a Bird, It's a Plane

Ever wonder what 100,000 paper airplanes look like when they're launched from several buildings in downtown Grand Rapids?  Earle and I sure did as we dashed to Monroe Street to witness this much anticipated event today.   We missed the first release and this is what we caught on camera.   But keep scrolling down to see some of the other launches!

Ready, set, go!   This event lasted for an hour, and paper airplanes were launched from several building in assorted astrobrite colors.   It was great fun and the crowd loved it.
Not a one was left on the street or the sidewalk.  

It was astounding to see how fast they were all scooped up.   The kids were collecting them as fast as they could.  I'm sure it was an event they will remember for a long time.  I know I will.