First, I would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming show of support and patriotism. It has been truly inspiring!
Secondly, I think it’s time to let everyone know exactly how this whole thing began. My name is Lisa Feroli. I am an ordinary citizen like each of you. And like most of you, I have become very distressed about the trends of the government toward what I feel is a socialistic agenda. So, I figured I would create an email address where people of like mind could email and maybe share their thoughts and ideas with me. I also emailed Bud Hedinger to ask if he knew any organizations who may want to stage a rally. Little did I know, I was to BECOME that organization! Bud announced that I wanted to hold a rally and the emails came flooding in. Every type of person imaginable emailed with their stories, frustration and most importantly an overwhelming love of this country. I suddenly felt obligated to make this happen for our city and for our country.
Since then, I have been working with a small group of close friends and family and of course, Bud to make this happen. As you’ve heard, we have secured the venue and have Lloyd Marcus entertaining. So many of you have ideas and questions and we welcome all of your suggestions. This day is for all of us and we will do our best to represent everyone to the best of our ability, while keeping a central focus.
We are still in the very early stages of our planning, so please bear with us for a few more days if our updates are not as comprehensive as you might like. We will update everyday so that you can be assured that we are working hard on making this happen. We are also reading every email. Forgive us if we do not respond to your questions immediately, we are simply overwhelmed. For those offering help, rest assured that you will be contacted at some point when we have a better grasp of what our needs will be. We are carefully filing all your requests/offers.
Though planning is still very much in progress, there are a few points that we can share:
-Most importantly this will be a peaceful rally of local citizens who are concerned about the direction our country is headed in. However, it will be a gathering of Hope, Patriotism and Determination. We want our representatives to know that we ARE watching and we do not like what we are seeing. We have been silent too long and we are ready to reclaim our government.
-Though this is billed as a “Tea Party” we cannot stress enough that we will not tolerate anything being thrown into our beautiful Lake Eola for any reason.
We hope to have additional information for you very soon and will certainly post it here as soon as we have it. Thank you again for all of your support. Remember that YOU are the ones making this happen. Please continue to spread the word!