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Why do we celebrate with balloons?
In the minutes before every EOB celebration, party volunteers swiftly unload a vehicle parked outside the hosting shelter. There are big, plastic bins to carry—each filled to the brim with hand-made decorations, game pieces, goody bags, party itineraries, balloons, and helium tanks.
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February is devoted to our fellow page-turners; those in passionate pursuit of a good story, whether it’s fact or fiction, mysterious or scientific, romantic or suspenseful.
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A few years ago, I read a quote that stuck with me: “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.”
Those words have forced me to speak up and speak out about the things I’m curious or passionate about. And Extra-Ordinary Birthdays (EOB) and the Extra-Ordinary Reader (EOR) program are two things about which I’m extremely passionate.