Volunteer members of the Democratic Party of Otero County (DPOC) in Alamogordo, New Mexico, had a fun time manning the fair booth and talking to a horde of people. Stephanie DuBois, running for Otero County Commissioner District 2, had the booth right next to us so it made for a very lively group.
I got a reprimand for stepping over the blue line surrounding our booth while I was telling the people about our special free drawing for $54.00, but I kept my place after I was told the rules. By the way, that $54.00 is a day's take-home pay for one work day under the current minimum wage of $7.10. You would not believe how many people turned down a free ticket for $54.00. We couldn't figure out if it was because we were Democrats or if they were afraid they would be bombarded with people calling or mailing them. All we asked for was name and phone number so we could call the winner.
After spending four hours in the DPOC booth, I slid over to Stephanie's booth to help her because she was also manning a booth for the Little Red School House in Tularosa, New Mexico and it was her turn to help out there.
As I walked through the building when I was finished, I was impressed with the displays of art by the school children and the quilts made by local quilters and quilting groups. Passing through the barns I was amazed at the beauty of the lambs, goats and, yes, even the chickens that children raised and entered in the fair.
|Connie Breding and Carla Kerr doing our civic duty (Photo by Karen Hutchison)|
|L to R: Denise Lang, Karen Hutchison and Connie Breding hanging out in the DPOC booth trying to give $54 away|
This is all I have to say for now.