With coffee in hand, the morning began with a radio interview with friends and organisers Rainee and Lisa and as this is about the 5th time I've done this here it was just like having a morning chat over breakfast.
The Committee has done a wonderful job of advertising… even down to information printed on the park bench seats !!!!! so everyone in the county and well beyond the borders knows the event is on.
It was exciting pulling up to the grounds the car park actually had cars in it!!!! and vehicles with trailers behind were in line to deliver their goods.
Its been a hectic day to say the least. Everything had to fit like a jigsaw and it pretty much did.
The Television cameramen arrived at the same time, the newspaper a little later.
Police Officers from 3 different division of the law were there to to show us the new Identification Program set up.
This has become a huge community event supported by the 1st National Bank and gifts of support have come from a large pool of resources.
Quilting is making a difference in this community.
1000's of young people will be made safer by the programs we're raising funds for.
"The EZ Child ID program is a digital fingerprinting laptop system that captures fingerprints and photographs onto a printout for parents to store in case their child becomes missing or is abducted by a stranger. It also has video and audio recording capabilities to help law enforcement in identifying a missing child. The information is never stored on the laptop, on the Internet or with law enforcement. When a person puts information into the system it is only kept long enough to print the information out then is automatically deleted after it's finished." Duane Barbati Alamogordo News.
The DARE program gives kids the life skills they need to avoid involvement with drugs, gangs, and violence.
Despite it being very hot the venue is cool and the classroom set up is enormous… I'm so excited.
Thw vendors are ready, food booths are organised and all we need to do this morning is turn up in the tiara that was presented to me last night…
Miss Tilly will be impressed.!!!!
We raised $10.000 last year… how much can we make this year.?
We'll give it all we've got.
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Thinking of you and your amazing group of worker bees and wishing you all much success raising money for the kids. It must be very heartwarming to be embraced by the entire community.
What an event! What an experience.
Congratulations Pam on your contribution to this extremely important venture for the young people.
It is also interesting to learn of the fingerprinting and photographic images to help find missing children. It must be rife to need such a programme.
Thank you for sharing a little of what other cultures are doing to protect their children.
Thanks Nola, it was a great success…..