Volume 51, Number 17

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thank you for your donations to “Teddy Bears for Children in Crisis”

Thank you for your donations to “Teddy Bears for Children in Crisis”Submitted by: Chris Thompson, Byrdstown Mayor
I hope everyone had a good Christmas. It is hard to believe that another year has passed.
One of the things that we did at this year’s Sierra Hull Bluegrass Festival was a Cruise-In to benefit "Teddy Bears For Children In Crisis". Each car, truck, and motorcycle that participated was asked to give in addition to admission, a donation to go toward the purchase of Teddy Bears which would be used for child victims in crisis as a way to provide comfort during traumatic situations.
There are so many things that can happen suddenly in the life of a child. Sudden illness, a car accident, the death of a loved one, house fire, parents arrested for drugs, etc.... I recently took the donations along with some of the sponsor money and purchased 58 Teddy Bears which will be placed with Firemen, Police Officers, and Medical Professionals here in Byrdstown to be ready available to these young children that are faced with these types of situations.
"Thank You" to those who sponsored the Cruise-In and those who gave donations to help with this cause. Sometimes the small things that we do have a great impact on others.
Pictured at left Pickett County Fire Chief Robert Bond, Byrdstown Mayor Chris Thompson, Pickett EMS Director Maxie Beaty and Pickett County Sheriff Dana E. Dowdy.

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