The Brampton Fall Fair started on Thursday and we had a Lyme booth there. I am also the Photography convenor, so Thursday was an interesting, long and busy day! But we managed to do it all. We didn't man the Lyme booth that evening, though.
|A small part of the hall while judging is going on|
|Arno holding the new banner - notice the water in the grass!|
Saturday dawned bright and clear. Linda and David arrived and started talking to the crowds. We collected scores of signatures on the petition and handed out lots of brochures, answered questions and felt it was a much needed program to offer to people. We never spoke to large groups, but always to family units, couples or individuals. Most were grateful for the information.
|Lyme Mobile and people listening, looking at banners, etc.|
|With Dave and Linda|
It was heartbreaking to hear some stories. One mother found a tick on her 7-year old's ear this summer. She took him to one doctor who said not to worry. Then a red circle developed and she took him back. A different doctor was on call and gave her 3 weeks of antibiotics. The boy's father was a Scout, and there was a warning posted on the campground where they were, so they were on the lookout.
What a difference education and information can make!
|Arno, Jess and Joe with me under the CanLyme banner|
|Katelyn had the most points in the Junior section|