Quilter's tools are so handy
In case of a flood, no one will be allowed to cross our one bridge – it will be reserved for emergency personnel. Our plan calls for “Rally Points” around the edge of the island. Residents are supposed to go to their rally points if a flood emergency is declared. But, many people have no idea where their rally point is.
This year we decided to do an exercise to teach the populace where the rally points are. To make it fun we are holding a Poker Rally. No money is involved. We are handing out packets at the post office and Chamber of Commerce this week. The packets contain a numbered ticket, instructions, and a map showing the points. The game is to go to at least five rally points with your ticket to see if you have won a prize. While there, your map gets stamped. Sunday, at the Safety Fair participants are to bring their stamped maps and tickets and poker hands will be drawn. The prize winners will be announced at 3 p.m.
My quilting tools came in handy when I needed to cut the instructions and maps into half-sheets for the packets. (I think a donation of a rotary blade was worth it for this important cause.)