Lighting Up Life in Downtown Sidney
A crowd of enthusiastic pro-lifers of all ages warmed up the chilly evening of Friday, November 22 with their bright smiles, bright jackets, and bright LIFE balloons.
Nearly fifty members joined RTL in the Sidney Winter Wonderland Parade, walking the route with big, yellow LIFE balloons lighted by flashlights. The group was led by the Shelby County Right to Life banner and a UTV decorated in pro-life signs and pumping music celebrating LIFE and LIGHT.
Holiday lighting festooned the court square for the 7:30 parade. A huge crowd was on hand for the 33rd edition of the annual event, which featured almost a hundred entries.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this great witness to the joy and vitality of the pro-life message. Special thanks to Ben Monnin and Dan Jock for providing the vehicle and sound equipment.
RTL at the Fair: The Testimony of a Child
Every year our fair volunteers experience moments that highlight the importance of Right to Life’s presence at the Shelby County Fair and other events. During this year’s fair, a nine-year old boy approached the booth and asked why there was a “Donations” jar. Our volunteer explained a little bit about RTL’s mission and what the organization’s financial needs were, noting that it costs money even to purchase exhibit space at the fair. Half an hour later, the boy returned and placed a one dollar bill in the jar.
This young man’s contribution is testimony to his belief in the importance of pro-life witness. It’s also a reminder to us at RTL to be good stewards of the resources that you’ve entrusted to us to promote the cause of respect for life. We don’t know the boy’s name, but we’re grateful for his support and his example to all of us.
We’re grateful to all of our members as well, for your financial support and for your countless hours of service to the pro-life cause. A big thank you to Karen and Les Berning who organize the fair exhibit each year, and to the many volunteers who staff the booth during the week.