No, we’re not talking about the title of a new storybook for CORP. We’re talking about the many adventures of siblings Juan and Maria Tacaxoy! They traveled all the way from Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala to the United States to speak at Fall Fiesta, and have had quite the whirlwind tour of the US in the weeks leading up to the big event.
They have absolutely L-O-V-E-D spending time with their various host families, and have been able to experience so many new things during their stay.
Be sure to join us for Fall Fiesta on October 18th to hear from Juan and Maria yourself! They can’t wait to see you.
Without further ado, we present the adventures of Juan and Maria:
Juan and Maria flew to Aspen, CO to speak to multiple Rotary clubs about how they can help students in Guatemala. Maria was surprised by a cocktail hour before one big event, saying, “I thought this sort of thing only happened in movies!” In their free time, they got to enjoy the gorgeous Aspen landscape by hiking and getting to see the leaves changes colors for the very first time in their lives!
Next, Juan and Maria headed back to Cincinnati to spend some quality time with their dear friends Joe and Rebecca Berninger. This was the first time in ten years that Rebecca and Maria had seen each other. Things have certainly come full circle from that fateful day so many years ago when Rebecca and Maria met for the first time and Maria’s life was changed by the generosity of a stranger. They packed in a lot of activities, including trips to the Cincinnati Zoo, the Indy Children’s Museum, Fountain Square, and Oktoberfest! (more…)