The Indian River County election supervisor holds a lapel pin contest on every election cycle. The Florida county has poll workers wear the lapel pins at county polling stations. The contest is held among all middle school students in the area.
The students submit their design and the winner has their artwork made into a lapel pin. From the many submissions this past election cycle, Katleyn Wahl’s design won the contest and her artwork was then made into a pin which poll workers wore on November 6th.
READ MORE: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/nov/15/katelyn-wahl-designs-pin-for-poll-workers-26796/
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced that Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., has been named its latest Highway Angel, and received a Hughway Angel lapel pin.
Smith, who drives for FFE Transportation Services, Inc., of Lancaster, Texas, is being recognized for helping a toddler in trouble.
On Sept. 6, 2012, at about 4 a.m., Smith was on Dundee Road in Winter Haven, Fla., on his way to work, when he saw a small figure in the middle of the road. As he got closer, he realized it was a little boy wearing nothing but a loose-fitting diaper. Although it was not very cold, the boy was shivering, covered in mosquito bites and seemed scared. Smith brought the child into his vehicle, covered him with a jacket, and called the authorities. He then stayed with the child until police arrived and took over.
READ MORE: http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2012/11/1/HighwayAngelfindstoddlerwanderinginroadat4am.aspx
It seems as though the Mitt Lapel Pins were a hit! According to the article the fastest selling items at the recent Florida Republican Party Meeting was a pair of lapel pins. Obviously low priced, high perceived value and can be used over and over again to show their public support of a candidate.
“By BILL COTTERELL | Florida Voices The fastest-selling trinkets at the recent Republican Party of Florida meeting in Tampa were a pair of lapel pins — $2 for the little one, $5 for the bigger — bearing the smiling faces of Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio.”
Years ago, campaign button were the hot item, however lapel pins are much classier and at almost the same cost, they are not as “in your face” and shows your support in a classy way. Also campaign buttons would often tear up a shirt with two holes, rather than the single hole (or with the use of magnets) no hole at all! Very interesting for the lapel pin community!