Walk helps make clear why ‘wishes’ are so important

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Baseball all-stars, princesses and even Storm Troopers — those and many other things are what dreams and wishes are made of.

And Saturday, those characters and dozens of people turned out at Evans Orchard in Scott County to help raise money so the Make-A-Wish Foundation can make wishes come true for sick and terminally ill children.

The ambassador for Saturday’s walk was Will Housman, who received an RV on his birthday in November 2019. For Will, the gift was special. For the family to be able to spend time together, the smiles are priceless.

“Allowing me to go camping and have all those fun trips and vacations and all that stuff, I though that was pretty cool,” Will Housman said before setting off with his family on a walk through the scenic orchard grounds.

“In the context of having reality hitting you in the gut, getting smiles, you know, are big, real big,” Hunter Housman, Will’s father, said, breaking up as he thought about the answer.

Saturday’s walk featured visits from Star Wars Storm Troopers, a Chik-fil-A Princess and the Lexington Legends mascot.

The event at Evans Orchard was the first Make-A-Wish walk in the region in 10 years.

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