While few people would want to relive the days of the pandemic, the River of Time has an interesting overview of those two years. Area residents contributed to the display, providing stories, photos, and projects they worked on during the lockdown.
The center’s display features some of the things we all remember such as mask-wearing, finding new hobbies, and how we all coped! There is a story about a Fountain Hills couple who decided it was better to get married during COVID-19 than to wait until everything was “back to normal.” Nobody knew when that would be, and what “normal” would like. They enjoyed a tiny ceremony in their backyard and plan a big party soon.
One resident discovered a new hobby – he built dozens of miniature buildings, cars, airplanes and more. And he donated the pieces to the River of Time to sell, generously contributing proceeds to the organization. The display will be featured throughout June.
There’s a lot to remember about the pandemic, and not all of it is bad. Humans have the capacity to make the best of even big challenges. The display at the Center tells that story in words and pictures. Stop by, see the display and take a tour of the River of Time while you’re here. We’d love to see you!