|from last year|
Friends of Myrtle Creek Library did not have a booth this year. Jenna was bummed as she desired to lure others to the booth as she had last year.
While at my swim class, one of the women stated that she would be manning the booth for the Riddle Library. How awesome. When I returned home, I let Jenna know about it.
Turns out that it wasn't a booth for the library after all, but rather the sawdust jubilee which is held the Saturday before July 4. They had actually held it on the 4th every year until this year. It just wasn't conducive for many volunteers to put in the hours and try to work the next day. There is a disappointment among many, but I for one understand the dilemma.
Yesterday was the first year they created a booth for Myrtle Creek Days. The idea was to raise fireworks for the sawdust jubilee that will take place next year. Jenna asked if she could assist and blew up some inflatable toys for them.
When the inflatables were all blown and hanging, Shelly and Tony left and left Susan in charge. So Jenna and I stayed so that Susan would not be alone. We stayed after Annie had come to release Susan. But still, it didn't seem right to leave Annie alone - and I'm so happy we didn't as it turned out the heat was more than she could bear. I think it should be mandatory that there be at least two people in every booth - especially if more than one activity is offered - which in this case was two games - one throw two footballs through one hole, or get a ring around a hook (that one was the hardest of the two)
Jenna had asked if she could hang around with one of her friends, and I ran to the car for a bit. When I returned, Annie appeared as though she'd pass out. She had come prepared with water to drink and water to squirt on herself, but it wasn't enough. She contacted the next shift and asked if they could be there early. Jenna and I left shortly after they arrived - though Jenna would have been happy staying until closing - I knew Roland would have a problem with it. I don't know why. Leaving her with the community for a community activity feels a lot safer than having her just walk down the street in our prior Utah neighborhood. But Roland doesn't know the community as well as Jenna does.
I got in touch with Annie on facebook so that she'll be able to get a hold of us next year as she would like Jenna's assistance for the Sawdust Jubilee.