Thanks to the three young ladies that helped us out this weekend. They were total troopers (considering the weather, and considering, well, the amount of insulation they didn't have). They actually live in that area and were very excited about the rally. In fact (and I know this ruins the illusion, sorry guys ) the husband of one of them ended up marshalling the Fullerville stage and was pumped about it. (Direct evidence that umbrella girls leads to more volunteers? )
The NRS poll is still active... if you want to vote to have more banners instead of umbrella girls but at about 9 to 1... it's going to be tough to turn it around.
I only have a few cell phone pictures, but I'm sure there's some sizable internet penalty for not sharing umbrella girl pictures, so I've included some.