We just came back from North Adams last night.
Thanks to your generosity and the moral support, we were finally able to show our little movie in the Hoosic River.
The event turned out to be quite successful. :)
We were so glad when we got to North Adams, especially because we experienced some difficulty getting there.
To make the long story short...our car stopped working in the middle of the night, while we were pulled over by the highway patrol for the speed limit violation (yes, we really wanted to get there asap!). We tried everything but ended up getting towed from Albany to North Adams. It was quite a journey.............
Nevertheless, we made it there before the show.
In North Adams, community organizer Kathy Keeser and other locals helped us so much. Kathy not only hosted us this time but also looked through yellow pages and found a local car repair shop that's open during the weekend. We really can't thank her enough.
At the site, we had to make a last minute location change due to the water level of the river. But things all worked out well.
It was quite chilly but the rain and snowstorm waited to arrive until the next day.
Matt Hopkins' live music added a lot to the piece as if we collaborated.
A lot of people really enjoyed the show. It was truly rewarding to see many smiling faces. :)
* Our fundraising is still going on. Now, we feel a little bit desperate because of the unexpected accident we had.. We really appreciate your support!
Thank you all! & Please spread the word out for us!
Inhye and Rikayo
p.s. - Thanks to Ganesh for creating the beautiful mermaid. Thanks to Ralph Brill for organizing the event. Thanks to Susanne and Xu for all the help.
This video shows the animation within the site environment.