Friday, April 15, 2011

Earth Day "Fest" Delayed Because of Rain

The "local paper" is reporting that "Charlotte Clean and Green, the area's largest Earth Day festival", has been rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday because of expected bad weather.

I can only hope the NWS is wrong like it is about 50% of the time.

It can't get any more silly than to postpone an event that celebrates mother nature and our planet than canceling it because of rain.

Actually "Earth Day" is supposed to be on April 22th. It's like Christmas or July 4th and St. Patricks Day and it should be held on the correct day rain or shine. After all isn't rain part of the bargain? Apparently The National Weather Service forecasts a 90 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms Saturday morning.

Seriously how much more are we going to wimp out?

Last week I witnessed a parent "flip out" because is was starting to sprinkle at her son's soccer game. She demanded to know who was in charge and went on to say they should be fired for continuing play in such dangerous conditions. Lady it was only rain and there was not a thunderstorm within 200 miles.

I'd guess in another 100 years we'll cancel outdoor events because of cold weather? Oh wait too late didn't we cancel St. Patrick's Day a couple of years ago because it was too cold?

Well in fairness to the promoters the event will be held at Central Piedmont Community College's central campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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