On Tuesday, I returned to super-hero action by playing the role of “Census Count Crusader.” It was part of the Village of Oak Park’s awareness-raising efforts for the 2010 Census.
With visits to Oak Park and River Forest High School (including a foray into the cafeteria, above photo) and Oak Park Village Hall (nearly two hours) for a Census Rally, I had more super-hero red boot time than my day’s journey in standard, mere-mortal footwear.
Cruising around village hall during the rally to interview a variety of folks, I teamed up for some fun, informative interviews at the direction of Joe Kreml, the village’s talented cable station producer and the brains behind the now-legendary Super Shopper Spotter commercial.
Thanks to Village Clerk Teresa “Terry” Powell for pulling me back into Superhero-land. Three months ago, I wore much the same costume as Super Shopper Spotter. The only change Tuesday was a shirt bearing the “Census Count Crusader” logo (left).
When asked about the SSS on my cape, I had a ready answer: Super Statistical Summarizer–surely that will be the alter ego for a future Halloween costume.