Today’s Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force.
So, this is ironic, because there’s a chance that’s actually going to happen this year in my town.
My favorite season is fall. I know, that’s not a normal season to be someone’s favorite, but it’s mine. I love all things pumpkin flavored, Halloween is my favorite holiday, fall leaves are beautiful here in Western PA, cinnamon is my favorite thing ever, and I really don’t like to shave my legs.
There’s this great fall festival in town, and we look forward to it every year. There are games, and carny food, and live bands. My kids get their faces painted, and their hair colored. We make sand art, and play awful games. We also take the opportunity to donate to some of our favorite local charities, like VOICE, and our local chapter of GLAD.
One big part of the Fall Festival that lots of people like but I think is rather boring is the car show. There are actually two other car shoes downtown every year, Cruisaplouza and the Jeep festival. Did you know that the Jeep was invented in Butler? People come from all over America for the event every year, if you can believe that.
The problem is, the fall festival isn’t being as well funded as we might like. In fact, we’re being told that this might be the very last year for it. My older daughter and I have been going for the past ten years, and my whole family for five. Last year my daughter wouldn’t let us paint her face, and she was flirting with some boy on the bungee jump. I’m literally gauging them growing up by the pictures I take of them every year. I honestly don’t know what we’ll do if this is the last year.