This was my first "gig" as a photographer:) I was amazed at how many people showed up, even a former student who looked embarrassed but assured me he was really there to support a younger brother:) With everyone waiting for the big event to begin, there was little to do but chew on one's collecting bucket:
Excitement was evident everywhere I turned...this little guy is one of my secret favorites because of his beautiful blue eyes and huge smile.I'm a HUGE FAN!:
Finally, the whistle blows and the race begins!:
I learned that team work was essential to a good collection:
Here are just a few more of my favorites, but really, I got so many good ones, it is hard to choose!