We had a group of 40+ people working with us this week on a float that sent the word out to parents and taxpayers in West Bend that the library they pay for does not care what they think, the taxes that pay our librarians salaries are used to help them deceive the public and misrepresent West Bend, and the place they always thought was "safe" for their families, ISN'T. The warnings and "heads up" went out on 1,000 bookmarks (see picture) that were given to parade attendees. In fact, we ran out and will have to do triple duty on that order for the next event!
As we began our trek down Main Street, we received a standing ovation! All along the route, people were standing up and applauding, shouting "thank you" and/or giving us a thumbs up!
We heard only one person shout out "censorship!" Two people refused to take a bookmark.
As we rolled down the street, the PREAMBLE to the U.S. Constitution played for all to hear, willingly spoken quite eloquently by a group of area children. They did a great job! Thanks, kids!
I'll have more pictures later. I have one of some real cuties dressed up in sandwich boards to look like their favorite books!
Our float stated: COMMUNITY STANDARDS......HIGH? OR LOW? IT'S YOUR LIBRARY!
We had a washing machine on board that had signs on each side that said "KEEP OUR LIBRARY CLEAN!"
We think the message was clear, and West Bend agreed.