I was thinking about the assignment driving home from lunch. Not likely that I'm going to chase after firetrucks. I saw people putting out stars on the lawn. That's interesting! I wonder what that's all about?
So, in news reporter fashion, I dropped them an email. Here's part of the reply:
"April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and each year for the past 4 years, STARRY has placed this display of gold stars on the lawn at TBCH and the STARRY building on N Mays. Each star represents a Williamson County child that was confirmed by Child Protective Services to have been abused or neglected in the past year.
The stars have been placed with no explanation for the first several days in order to create exactly the question you raised. 'What's this all about?' Early next week, we will add two large banners explaining the purpose of the display..."
A gloomy subject, and an overcast day.
I suspect the photo editor for a newspaper would crop out most of the right margin. As a photo,I wanted the traffic on the right edge to show they chose a high traffic commute route for their display.
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