You know that old, old, OLD song about an “itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini”? Well, we don’t have a bikini but we DO have an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, PINK community with a GIGANTIC pink heart as our winner!
Yep, you guessed it! RICHDALE is the PINKEST LITTLE TOWN IN THE WEST 2012!
For those of you who were there, I doubt this comes as any surprise. For the rest of you … you really ought to have been there! What a hoot! What a great and creative job they did of pinkification. (We’ve never had a pink combine before. Never had pink champagne in a pink “drawing room” for our judges to languish in while they deliberated either. And I absolutely loved the lettering they did on the outside wall of their hall — they found a word related to breast cancer for every letter in the words “Wild Pink Yonder”. That was very touching.)
For those who’d like to see the stats, they work like this. Every town’s population was confirmed and the amount of money the town raised was divided by their population to come up with an amount per capita for that town. Then the numbers assigned by the Pinkification Judges were added to that to get the aggregate number. Here are the statistics:
- Richdale Per capita: $4,049.87 Pinkification: 31.9 Total score: 4,081.77
- Killam Per capita: $31.76 Pinkification: 32.3 Total score: 64.06
- Veteran Per capita: $14.28 Pinkification: 19.3 Total score: 33.58
- Ryley Per capita: $9.27 Pinkification: 23.8 Total score: 33.07
- Daysland Per capita: $7.14 Pinkification: 25.5 Total score: 32.64
- Sedgewick Per capita: $3.42 Pinkification: 28.6 Total score: 32.02
- Viking Per capita: $5.31 Pinkification: 24.51 Total score: 24.51
- Czar Per capita: $1.94 Pinkification: 20.8 Total score: 22.74
- Wainwright Per capita: $0.42 Pinkification: 20.5 Total score: 20.92
- Coronation Per capita: $0.17 Pinkification: 20.1 Total score: 20.27
As you can see, after Richdale and Killam, the race was pretty tight! Sedgewick and Ryley got good Pinkification marks, for sure.
Richdale’s next meeting is in early October, so we’ll find out when they’d like to have their party then. Will it be in Richdale? Or will they move it to Hanna where there’s more room for more partiers? Only time will tell!
We love you Richdale! We really, really do! (We love ALL our towns, but Richdale has marked out its own special place in our hearts — and will soon have big, beautiful highway signs to mark the occasion!)