I am watching my niece Sophie this week so we invited the neighbor kids (Bryce, Connor and Aly) to come over and play. I overheard Sophie telling them about what I was doing in Northport – (from what I overheard her 8 year old version went something like this; “My Aunt is trying to save an entire town from black pieces of glass sand that a bad smelter dumped on top of them. They are all going to die if she doesn’t.”)
Next thing I know they are setting up a Soda and Water stand in the front yard and yelling at cars passing by; “Help save Northport or the people are going to die!!”
I quickly corrected them and explained that no one is going to die – but the Northport Project will protect them from feeling yucky and help clean up the environment for future generations.
A few minutes later I heard them yelling “Buy some soda to save Northport from being yucky!”
They made a lot more money with their first pitch…..:)