Generations: Kristol McKie and Maddox

What is your favorite thing about Spring?

Maddox and his grandma Kristol McKie, a Rapid City native who has served on several nonprofit board of directors – currently the President of the Performing Arts Center of Rapid Cit– share their thoughts on the season with Black Hills Family magazine.

“Spring is the best time to get organized and clean things out – freshen up! I love to plant flowers and spend time with family out at the cabin, especially at Easter when the kids are hunting for eggs or watching the baby animals.”

  • Kristol McKie, grandma


“In the spring, I get to play water balloons! I get to fill them up with the sprinkler and put it in the slingshot. I fire it into the street and it splashes and explodes. I ride my bike, too. It’s pretty fast.”

  • Maddox McKie, age 5