It began as an off the cuff remark at the last BPOU meeting. I ran with it. I set a goal of 50 people to show up.
Two weeks ago, I had no confirmed attendees and no formal speaker.
One week ago, I had 6 RSVP's. One was my wife, and two were my children. I still didn' have a speaker.
One day ago the local paper ran an article on page one of an interview with me about the tea party.
This morning, I looked through my receipts and figured that I had spent $72.40 on signs, flyers and balloons.
This evening, over 200 people showed up in Central Park, carrying signs, cheering at the passing cars.
Pictures to follow. I'm exhausted, though with a smile on my face.