Economic & Social Justice

Stern Wheel Festival in Marietta

September 7th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Worcester - (Comments Off on Stern Wheel Festival in Marietta)

We got to witness a fabulous firework display and some great music on the riverfront in Marietta this evening. With music from the Temptations, Supremes, Stylists it was a blast from the past.  Truly an amazing event with thousands of folks who came here to celebrate from all over the State.  The people told us this was the best river Stern Wheel around.   Well there certainly was no shortage of food!  And it’s still going at 11pm.

We finally got to see  some of the Stern Wheel festivities.  After a huge fiasco earlier, it was decided we could stay put in the bank parking lot. Whatever the problem was…..we’re happy to report that freedom of speech lives on! It was quite a day, as many people passed and many told us they loved the “V”. At one point a young man approached and said, “hey do you remember me?” It was Kevin (one of 2) who met us in Akron about a year ago, as we sat on a corner lot. He was thrilled to see us still going. (more…)

What fanfare we experienced as we left Portland to journey off to Worcester. While still in Portland we assembled a table at the Market Fair which we happened to park next to and educated folks about “Occupy” and “Bradley Manning”. The response was great and lots of support and love given to OTR and the “V”. About 11:30 we had people gathering around the “V” along with the news media for both radio and TV who wanted to do interviews with me. Then it was cheering and rallying for the journey to begin. (more…)