As Ukraine celebrates 20yrs of Independence, our little town of Rzhyshchiv does it’s own little party downtown. We just returned from it. It seems to be getting just a little bit bigger every year, one more ‘vendor’, an extra thing for the kids, and this year they actually had… COTTON CANDY! It’s always nice to see neighbors, business and city government friends in this context, people are much more relaxed.. it’s still seems as though Ukrainians are learning how to relax in public, with their history, and current political climate, you can’t blame them for that.
I’d like for us to have a presence downtown at these type of events, not sure exactly ‘what’, but there’s opportunity to become a more visible, caring and involved ‘people’. For now, we go down, help the vendors by parting with some cash, and the kids love it!