Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tilt-A-Whirl: The State Ride?
52 kindergarten students from Jefferson Elementary School, in Faribault, Minnesota wrote a letter to their legislators requesting that the Tilt-A-Whirl be made the State's official amusement ride.
The Tilt-A-Whirl was invented in Faribault by Herbert Sellner in 1926.
All you want to know about the Tilt-A-Whirl
State Representative Patti Fritz, who represents Faribault, introduce a bill that would do exactly what the 52 kindergarten students asked (Click here to read Rep. Fritz's comments about this legislation. )
Senator Dick Day (pictured) has a companion bill in the senate, however he is waiting to see where the bill goes in the House before introducing it to committee. "I'm not going to spend a lot of time on it," Day said.
My guess is that Mr. Day is focused more on a different kind of ride...
Maybe a ride to the 2008 general election, where he could be facing incumbent Tim Walz (D) for the 1st Congressional District's seat.
A funny irony is that Faribault, MN is actually in the 2nd Congressional District - so the question begs to be asked:
Will Faribault be a city without a State Senator due to a lack of interest? (fairly or unfairly - you know residents of Faribault will be wondering)
(source: Faribault Daily News, Thursday, March 29th edition)