AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Rumors are circulating about an alien who has crossed the boundaries into East Baton Rouge Parish, seeking information about our science and culture and art. We wish we’d had more notice, but it was difficult to detect his very small craft. Unlike some other aliens, he is completely cordial. We’re not sure yet from where he hails, but his presence certainly answers a very important question. Perhaps he received some sort of signal from Earth♁. On condition of anonymity (his last name will not be revealed), he has agreed to allow Earthlings to take pictures with him in exchange for a copy for him and a copy for BREC.
THE RESCUE OF AL
Former HRPO Manager Trey Goodman obtained the seasonal lawn decoration from a neighbor, presumably one Halloween. By the time Trey reached HRPO, a set of “postcards” were onsite, being distributed by staff to kids. The postcards purported to be from an “Al the Alien,” describing a location in the Solar System he was visiting; the kids were tasked with guessing where Al was based on his description of the locale. The name of “Al” soon transferred to the green lawn decoration and stuck. Earlier this fall, HRPO Education Program Specialist Amy Northrop and HRPO Program Aide Jacob Des Roches spruced up Al’s coloring.
HOW IT WILL WORK
The patron takes a picture with Al and sends a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. In return, the patron chooses from a delightful selection of rewards! The reward could be…
…or something else. The list of rewards will be available for perusal.
(All rewards of any monetary value are provided by a non-governmental donor.)
Created by Frederick J. Barnett on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 02:19 PM.