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December 27, 2008 - Janet DelTurco
I have had this on my mind for a long time, but it is not proper for a column, and I don't want to upset my courthouse renovation friends. I don't think anyone reads my blogs, so this is the perfect place. I am proposing a Courthouse Fair for the coming summer. Proceeds to be divided equally between the Courthouse Six and the commissioners (or at least two of them. Sorry, Mike) The events absolutely suggest themselves, and I am sure many more would come to mind with a little thought. The first event would be throwing rings over the upraised arm of General Gibson, or whoever that little man on the plinth is. I know he has held many balloons etc. over the years, but this could raise some money at least. Second would be a petting zoo. Many forms of livestock could be featured, all native to the courthouse area, but gloves would be needed for anyone brave enough to actually pet the animals. There would be many species of rats and mice, a flock of pigeons, and any others around. Then the former courthouse custodian could easily construct four slides, one at each flight of steps. A few sheets of plywood covered with plastic shower curtains would do the trick. Brave souls could take rides in the ancient elevator up to the top, and then rapel down the outside. And intrepid parachuters could leap from the famous twenties turret. What fun! Then there would be a tug of war between the "for" and "against" supporters, winner take all. This event would fill the dog days of summer with fun, and ensure that the battle continues. And maybe the Toledo Blade would send a reporter one more time to write about the whimsical happenings in Tiffin.
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