As I reported earlier in a blog, I was one of two co-chairs for the Huron Public Library's levy committee. I helped out in innumerable ways. A few examples include signing letters asking for support, posting yard signs*, and walking neighborhoods with my husband hanging literature on door handles throughout the city. I was an integral part of this campaign from start to finish.
Having never been on an election committee before, I fretted, too, from start to finish, electioneering everywhere and anywhere I found people. I even mentioned the levy to the grocery clerks as we would check out. Anything to get the word out about the importance of this election.
Last night the committee and other interested parties came to the post-election party held at, appropriately enough, the library. I am pleased to report that the levy passed with flying colors. With the passing of the levy, the library will now be able to upgrade technology (some computers are over ten years old) and expand hours, programs, collections, and so much more. It is a win-win for the community and library alike.
Added to the excitement of the levy win was the birth of the campaign manager/library director's son the day before the election. We knew that his wife was due close to the election date, but we didn't know which would come first. Congratulations to Natalie and Daniel on the birth of your first child, Otto George!
Thanks to all who served on the committee, especially co-chair Bob Williams, who helped with all the details that lead to the passage of the levy. Thanks to the voters of our city who supported the levy with your votes. We did good!
And now, it's time to pick up the yard signs.
* Hurricane Sandy wiped out signs all over the city, and some of those were replaced as the clock ticked closer to election day.
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