After several community efforts to raise money for Ferndalers that needed help with medical expenses, a group got together to start a fund that would be available for that purpose. Their first fundraiser was an event at the fairgrounds that featured a showing of many of Jack Mays’ mostly unseen drawings. The event had a limo shuttling attendees between the Art Hall where the drawings were exhibited and Belotti Hall where the rest of the activities were. They even had a red carpet in front of Belotti Hall so sort of at the last minute they asked me if I would be willing to play paparazzi. I snapped away for about an hour until my fingers threatened to fall off from the cold. Then I went over to the Art Hall to view the drawings. It was interesting seeing Jack’s work, which covered a long period of time, as evidenced by the changing prices for gas at Tipple Motors. One drawing showed gas at 88 cents. Ah, those were the days.
The couple pictured were human statues, and they arrived in their car dressed just like that. They must have caused more than a few double takes out on the highway.