Listening to every heart
Reported from KSAL [Salina Radio station]
For those who thought that Steve Fossett was going to get a good night's sleep following his historic 67 hour, 23,000 journey they were wrong. Fossett and his wife were some of the first guests to show up at a victory celebration in his honor at the teen center The City in Downtown Salina.
Fossett told KSAL News that he had showered, and slept for an hour, before heading to the victory party. A large crowd gathered around him as he signed autographs.
Governor Kathleen Sebelius presented Fossett with a Kansas State flag that had flown over the capitol. Fossett told the cheering crowd that one of the best decisions he's ever made was to choose Salina as the location to attempt his historic GlobalFlyer mission.
Virgin Atlantic presented Fossett with a scale model of the GlobalFlyer. Governor Sebelius, Airport Authority Executive Director Tim Rogers, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce President Gerald Cook, and K-State Salina Dean Dennis Kuhlman all received GlobalFlyer models as well.
Before the evening ended, the GlobalFlyer project made a $10,000 donation to the teen center.
When people have "fun"...good things just keep rolling on!