The LaCucaracha city council, in cooperation with all 137 local churches, recently began handing out free “Pray for Rain” bumper stickers in an effort to overcome LaCucaracha’s current drought (the fourth longest on record).
The stickers are available at all local churches, as well as the courthouse and post office.
These bumper stickers were graciously donated by the family of the late Ray Eidson, who died earlier this year from injuries sustained in a tragic tree pruning accident. Eidson, in an effort to reach a pesky limb with his chainsaw, had positioned the base of his extension ladder in the bed of his pickup while leaning the top of the ladder on a branch of the tree. Inadvertently, Eidson severed the branch his ladder was leaning on.
During his fall induced coma, Eidson’s family started a prayer campaign. “Pray for Ray” decals graced many a bumper as the community came together in support of Ray and his family. However, the good Lord called Ray home a few weeks later.
On a positive note, the family had a plethora of bumper stickers left over.
When the city council sought solutions to the drought situation, the Eidson family had a suggestion. Ray’s brother, Fred, doctored up a “Pray for Ray” sticker to say, “Pray for Rain,” and was offering his remaining stickers to the public, for free.
The council, with strict budgetary concerns after recent cuts, jumped at the offer, as did the community churches.
“It’s a win-win situation,” said Councilman Brad Wilson, “because of our ‘no spending’ mandate, and because it’s a proven scientific fact that praying for rain brings rain.”
Volunteers have been busy marking up the stickers which are now available at the above mentioned locations.