I went to the county fair today. I hadn’t been in like ten years. I didn’t go on any rides, just walked around looking at the animals and stuff. The bunnies were so adorable it was hard to resist hiding one under my shirt and sprinting off. Anyway, I was in the Commercial Building, where people have booths where they either sell stuff or dispense information or both. (I don’t know if they were there this year, but in previous years the right to life people had a booth and gave out free little plastic fetuses.) And as I was buying a t-shirt for Michael, I got an idea.
My idea was this: how about maybe next year I could rent a booth for myself, and turn it into a missing persons awareness booth? I could distribute fliers and information about MPs — probably those from the tri-state area would be best — and information about the NCMEC and NamUs and such. And of course about the Charley Project itself.
I don’t know whether this idea is a good one or not. My friend Wendy the Minister poured cold water on it, citing the cost and the fact that I have a hard time with crowds and noise and the Commercial Building has plenty of both. This would definitely be a big project, and it would be expensive. I’d have to have a fundraiser of some kind to pull it off. But I’m sure it’s doable, if it’s worth doing.
The question…is it worth doing?