Sunny skies and cool temps are forecast for Saturday, September 22, because that will be Messenger Day for Arlington Democrats.
The weather has normally been superb each year on Messenger Day—except when we have had a tornado or a drenching.
On Messenger Day, about 400 volunteers walk around their neighborhoods delivering copies of the Democratic Messenger door-to-door, the first countywide lit drop of the campaign. The Messenger contains messages from all candidates running in the county, from the White House to the schoolhouse (and in some years to the jailhouse).
Routes normally take 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours to walk. There is no need to wait for anyone at the front door. Deliverers just tuck a copy under the door mat or inside the screen door.
Most routes are flat and make for an easy walk, but there are some in hilly neighborhoods. And there is one very challenging route. The road through a ravine is completely flat, but each house is either 60 feet up or 60 feet down the side of the ravine!
If you would like a pleasant morning’s outing, contact your local precinct captain for a route. Or notify Master Messengeress Carol Fontein your interest at email@example.com.