V. R., T. B. and R. N. set off with Dad Pilato and Dad Reiter on a journey to Kearney, NE. Attending the Masonic Youth Leadership Conference for the weekend. There were motivational speakers, good messages from presenters, and a super shopping effort by the youth to benefit the Nebraska Food Bank Network covering Central and Western Nebraska. The boys and girls were divided into groups of 4 or 5 and given a shopping list of 16 items and a debit card for $57.14. They were then taken by bus to the grocery store and told to shop and get as many items as they could for the food bank without going over $57.14. Each group shopped diligently for non perishable food items and then were taken by bus to deliver the food to the food bank pantry where the advisors were waiting to sort those items. In all they contributed 3700 pounds of food to this food distribution center. What a great day for all of us. Each of us took away something special from this event. Saturday night was the dance. The boys were out numbered by the girls about 8 to 1. T. B., V. R., and R. N. were very busy enjoying the dance. All in all, the weekend was very positive in both locations and two very successful events.