Okay, so I have pretty much experiences the all time high-light of my professional career this past weekend by participating in the Winterville Georgia Marigold Festival parade and 1st ever Eco Village. I got to follow the one and only Ms. Edna in the parade: the most high energy one-eyed, toothless, octogenarian, trans-gendered, tap dancer in full hand made regalia ever!!! She tapped danced her way down the streets of this adorable little town in the deep south on Saturday, and I got to ring my bike bell in time with her moves! waving that thanking the folks of Winterville for being such a great community to ride bike through!!!
Being in the Eco Village was a lovely way to spend the day. Kids were encouraged to visit each of the nine booths to get their bingo card stamped for entry into a drawing for a kayak, and so I plunked myself down at eye level on my picnic blanket on the ground with my "Babes on Bikes" pop-up Gang Zine to talk about how anyone of any age can ride a bike for a better world and also anyone of any age can be an entrepreneur, building businesses for a better world too! There was one little lady, probably about 4 or 5 who told me she wants to build her own tiny house! I happened to have a few copies of another hand-made pop-up book I made a few years ago, "The Legendary $ide-Money Pop-up Book" about the journey with money to build my little off grid ultimate play house. In case she and her mom visit this blog post please follow this LINK to the blog I have been blogging along with over the years about building my house. Lots of HOW-TO! If I can do it so can you!!!
Another high point of he day was getting me meet n' greet "Little Miss Marigold" Alora Plemmons! She even ran back across the field to give me a good-bye hug before heading home after a very exciting day!!!
We advertised the Eco Village ahead of the event on our bike carts, and we made the banner so it can be re-used next year too! Looking forward to it already!