ROCKPORT, Ind. (WEHT)- Rockport Elementary School principal Rick Hunt spent Thursday night on the roof after students won a reading challenge.
“I’ve actually been very busy. We’ve had a lot of kids come out, a lot of families who live here in the neighborhood and others just driving in. Every time I look up another car is arriving, more kids piling out. For a while we had thirty or forty kids running around playing football. It was almost like a family picnic, so just a good time.”
Hunt tell us how he’s been dealing with the rain while he’s been outside.
“Yeah, your morning weather guy and I are going to have to have a chat. Nobody told me it was supposed to rain today, in fact everything I saw told me it was going to be clear skies, a little cold, really windy. I was able to deal until it started raining and I had to put things away. So my tent is currently loaded with all my stuff I had sitting out and planned to be out here for reading but everybody who has come by has been wonderful and I’ve kind of told a couple of stories, read some stories, we’ve just had a really good night.”
Hunt says his tent hasn’t been out in a year, “I”m not sure if it’s going to leak or not. I promised the students I would stay up here and if I get wet I’ll just dry off in the morning and make it work.”
Hunt will spend the remainder of his time reading and just enjoy his time camping.
(This story was originally published on March 5, 2020)