Saturday, May 25, 2013

Our 2013 Road Show Shenanigans

As many of you could tell from following our social media and our website, we have been out of the office for the last few weeks.  The SC Campaign staff have been traveling around South Carolina to help raise awareness, host community meetings, and promote our teen website, at over 90 events the first few weeks of May.

A lot of great things came out of these meetings, including having communities become more dedicated to the issue of preventing teen pregnancy. And that has been well documented through the photos posted on our facebook page. But what happens behind the scenes?  Over 3,000 miles were traveled. Countless hotels were visited, multiple fast food chains, and even more gas stations, but the real story comes from the SC Campaign crew themselves.  So because of this, we present to you, ROAD SHOW SHENNANIGANS!

To get us off on the right foot, we have SC Campaign CEO, Forrest Alton, showing how we can use alternative forms of transportation for our statewide travel! We just need to make sure we have enough quarters to make the trip!

Our next photo is probably more confusing to us than anything. What is so special about this roof on a building in the upstate? Whatever it is, they must have had too many people climbing up with out permission. We just have one more question, does the owner charge for a trip up to the roof? 
When traveling around the state, we get to see a lot of different things. Beautiful pastures, scenic views of our state, and amazing small communities.  Some of the other things we get to see are a lot of parking lots and a lot of BAD parking jobs. This one was the worst...

Anytime you are putting so many miles on the pavement, you should expect to encounter standard highway fare, fast food, shredded tires, and State Troopers. Yes, that is a photo of a State Trooper pulling one of our SC Campaign staff vehicles over. Apparently we were too excited to get to our new event. Thankfully, he understood, gave us a warning, and we took our lead foot off the gas pedal.
One final SHENNANIGAN was a FIRST this year for SC Campaign staff. While waiting for a news appearance, the entire station lost power...ten minutes to live broadcast. Never before had we been privy to the behind the scenes chaos that is LIVE news as we were that day. Flashlights were brought out, the generator was examined, and the next seven minutes were nail biters, but three minutes to air, the lights came back on, the anchors took their places, and it was 3, 2, 1...."We have here with us today Forrest Alton, CEO of the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy..."

Even through all of our travels, we still found things to laugh about, things to learn about, and people to care about. Road Show 2013 was as big a success as ever! Even if it did start out on a pig.

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