FW: Madison Street Jugglers
- Here's a nice note from Joe Hartman for all the AJA members:
From: JHart73011@... [mailto:JHart73011@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 12:50 AM
Subject: Madison Street Jugglers
Good to hear from you. The girls will be thrilled to hear their pictures
might be in Juggler magazine. Thanks for including them in your
submissions. All three girls are in the fourth grade. Their names are
Boyd, Aubrey Fisher, and Jenna Ruiz.
Some notes to pass on to your super friendly and wonderful club members.
Thanks again for making us feel so welcome.
Notes from a first time attendee, anxious and hopeful after convincing a
number of elementary school student jugglers and their parents to make the
long trek to Atlanta.
As I walk through the gym doors around 8:00 Friday evening, Im immediately
impressed. No this is not the Dreieck Juggling Convention I attended in a
small Southern German village two summers ago, but it easily could have
Everybodys friendly, nearly everybodys juggling, and all are obviously
happy to be there. A half a minute into the festival Im spotted by Robby
and David who come running up to tell me they met this really neat kid from
Tallahassee. Moments later, as Im exchanging travel stories with the rest
of the folks from my school, I look over and theres the Tallahassee
youngster feeding clubs to Robby and David from his unicycle. Next thing
Erica excitedly tells me someone showed her how to do Mills Mess and Aubrey,
Jenna, and she are already starting to plan their act for the show on
Saturday. Yes, I could tell this was going to be everything I hoped for
more. Several days later with nothing but positive memories from our
trip....lots of time and instruction by several of the adult jugglers, the
generous applause for our students routines in the show, the inspiration
from so many very talented jugglers, the band, the Saturday night
the parents and student jugglers had come to same conclusion....Groundhog
Festival 2002??? Absolutely. We will be there.
Thanks again Joyce. You guys are great.