Posted on July 26, 2015
Ready to soar, her heart filled with song, it seemed as if the lithe teenager could almost touch the sky. But within moments, she would only reach for hope.
“I remember a guy coming to the main cabin office and asking me to demonstrate the swing because I’d been on it another time at the church camp,” said Cassidy Almquist of Kennewick as she recalled the towering equipment. “I said, ‘Oh sure! I know how to do it and it’d be really fun,’ ” all part of being on the volunteer team.
The high-flying swing was a steel cable linked to two huge pine trees standing yards apart. The thrill of the ride comes when the participant is hoisted into the air, even higher than a telephone pole, and then swings between the trees.