The Milam County Democratic Women are raring to take the campaign to streets with a commitment to having a float in every parade in Milam County between now and the 2012 election.
When you think about it, that’s actually quite a few parades, between now and then, beginning with the Rockdale Fair parade later this month.
A couple of our party stalwarts have found an old but quite serviceable cotton trailer and are having it renovated as a parade float. Some of you may have seen Collier Perry’s challenge late last month and many of you made some good suggestions!
A float like this will increase the visibility and presence of the women’s group and of the party within the county. The trailer will have a variety of uses, other than as a parade float (though, for many of us, that is a good enough reason), including as a stage for impromptu events.
The thing is, it’s not free. It’s quite an asset and can pay long term dividends for us. Collier said it will cost about $2,000 to pay for the trailer and some of the needed alterations.
In the spirit of our friends at National Public Radio, one of our supporters has made this “challenge donation” to the Milam County Democratic Women: he said he would match our fundraising efforts up to $1,000. That means every dollar our membership (and friends of the party) raises up to the cost of the trailer between now and Oct. 20 will be matched dollar for dollar.
So, email me here let me know what you can chip in — even $25 can make a difference! — then send your check, made out to the Milam County Texas Democratic Women, to:
Milam County Democratic Women
c/o Peggy Perry, treasurer
PO Box 1048
Rockdale, TX 76567
And, while you’re at it, let us know if you’d like to help work the float!
The Milam County Democratic Party will start off with $50!