Flips and fire trucks
June 7, 2011 by Chris Dunn
cruised sat around in street rods for a few hours on Saturday, I headed over to Penn Park, where several William Penn High School students had organized a block party.
When I last shot a block party (in Atlanta), my favorite photo was of a small girl dancing on the tennis courts. My favorite photo from this block party? This kid doing back flips — without running or any jump starts or anything. He just… flipped.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. Yonti Ritter, 10 of York City, practices a back flip on the basketball court during a block party on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Penn Park. Students in William Penn High School's service learning class planned the block party to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.
If only I had the confidence to attempt that and trust myself to land on my own two feet — which he did, every time.
(And check out those two kids on the right. What do you think they’re thinking?)
Also, apparently, being in a fire engine is something to call home about. Literally.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. Makiasha Daniels, 10, talks to a friend's mom's friend on the phone as she sits in the passenger seat of one of York City's fire engines on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Penn Park. Two York City firefighters brought the engine to the block party so children of all ages could explore it. "I'm in a fire truck, I'm in a fire truck," Daniels repeated on the phone.