Idyllwild Town Crier Article That
Started It All
in the Idyllwild
Money to buy local
election, ARF barks
J.P. Crumrine, May 2, 2012
Politics is notorious for
fundraising and the involvement of money in elections. Usually this is
the elephant in the room, the unspoken reality.
In Idyllwild, our Animal
Rescue Friends are willing to face and embrace this issue. In fact,
ARF hopes to make plenty of money from the next election in Idyllwild.
ARF will organize, handle and
conduct the election for the Mayor of Idyllwild. Each vote will cost
the voter $1, which will go to ARF’s coffers, and similar to a
populous Midwestern state, multiple voting is encouraged. The election’s
ballot boxes, available for stuffing, will be in front of the post
office from Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13 — just place
the appropriate denomination in your favorite candidate’s box.
Nominations for the Mayor of
Idyllwild must be submitted to ARF by Saturday, May 19. Qualifications
are exclusive — only members of the canine or feline parties are
Candidate packets are
available at the ARF House, 26890 Highway 243, or at the Town Crier
office on Village Center Drive. If your candidate prefers the great
indoors, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Janice Murasko directly at
Hill residents from Mountain
Center north to Pine Cove are eligible to nominate their favorite dog
or cat. If necessary, a run-off may be used to determine the victor,
according to Murasko.
The election victor will be
inaugurated on June 30 and honored at a reception ceremony and
barbeque at ARF. They will also appear in the 2012 Fourth of July
The idea has been percolating
through the ARF membership for several years, according to Murasko.
Sheila Boynton had heard of this fundraising project several years
Murasko has heard from several
potential canine candidates, but very little has been heard from the
feline party. She agreed that dogs, which often cooperate by forming
packs, are the natural leaders.
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