Yesterday's Jackson Square Rally
Yesterday morning I went down to check out the rally at Jackson Square. I had read about the gathering and I was curious to see what was going on. There were about 200 people there and probably half of them were girls from Sacred Heart (all girls school here in NO). It was very non-partisan and very pro-N.O. All the signs were asking for Cat 5 levees and coastal restoration. Here are a few observations...........
1. If you want energy at any type of gathering, bring a bunch of high school age girls. I was down there for 90 minutes or so and the girls were chanting and cheering the whole time.
2. Anytime more than a dozen people gather in one place in N.O. a parade breaks out. Within minutes the girls had begun to walk in a large circle up and down the steps in front of the square.
3. I was very disappointed that the Pres. didn't drive by the square and see the group
I spent most of my time there talking to Pam Fortner, the owner of Tropical Isle. Their business is 30% of what it should be right now. She is very optimistic for the future though and is very committed to New Orleans. If anyone out there is wondering what they can do to help New Orleans, just read Pam's shirt....................