It's the last day of a bank holiday weekend here. The next one will be the weekend before Halloween. There have been a lot of cars, camper vans, and vehicles with canoes on the roof going down the road. So one might think it would be a good time to set up a charity drive. I am not sure whether setting up what was essentially a roadblock charity collection was the way to go, but I leave that to more experienced people to decide.
Down the hill at the bottom of the lane that comes up to where we live, the road widens a bit to accommodate cars dropping off and picking up the kids at the vocational school. Last week, there were sandwich boards out saying there would be a road collection for Donegal Hospice on Saturday. That's a good organization worth donating to and we've often seen people in the middle of the road wearing high viz vests and holding out buckets to passing motorists, collecting for various causes. This time, they took it a step further by parking a fire truck in the drop-off zone and placing cones in the lane to block it off. There was a pick-up truck from the fire department parked in the middle of the road and one guy for traffic going one way and another for traffic going the other way. If you wanted to get in or out of town on the main road, you had to stop in the tailback that was created.