The game got over so quickly that we had to wait around for it to be dark enough for the fireworks. The mascots and Recycle Man entertained us by dancing on the field. One of the other things the kids remembered well from last year was Recycle Man (RM)! The whole night Sam was holding an empty water bottle to give to RM, I guess he'd seen other kids give him things to recycle and he really wanted to give him that bottle! Well, RM never came close enough to give it to him and Sam was very disappointed. When it finally was dark enough for the fireworks and the Mascots were exhausted from dancing, they happened to exit on our side of the field. Sam ran to the front and yelled out to RM to get his attention (a big surprise from our shy and usually timid boy) and held out the bottle. RM (looking so tired but still in character) gave him a big smile then ran over to the bleachers, took the bottle and thanked Sam for recycling. It seriously made Sam's entire night, he was so happy!
It was a fun night and of course the kids loved the fireworks! I'm sure we'll do it again next year!