Thursday, July 29, 2010

Elkhart County Parade

The Elkhart County 4-H Parade is one of the largest annual parades in the state of Indiana with approximately 140 floats/entries and 25,000 people! It is also the longest parade that we've been a part of so far--4 miles! We had a great time with many awesome and enthusiastic volunteers who walked with Timothy. Thank you to so many who braved the long distance on such a warm day to join us and show your support! 

  Wesco Campaign Kickoff Picnic: August 14th (More info coming soon!)
Grassroots efforts begin August 23rd.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

North Liberty Parade

North Liberty Independence Day Parade

A huge THANK YOU to all of the AWESOME volunteers that walked in the North Liberty parade yesterday!

Join us!! Walk with Tim at an upcoming parade in Elkhart, July 25th.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Freedom Isn't Free

Freedom Isn't Free

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze
A young soldier saluted it, and then
He stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many Pilots' planes shot down?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No Freedom isn't free

I heard the sound of taps one night,
When everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That taps had meant "Amen"
When a flag had draped a coffin
of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard at the
bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.....
No -- Freedom isn't free!!
Cadet Major Kelly Strong
Air Force Junior ROTC

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..."
- Psalm 33:12 -

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 2nd, Walkerton Independence Day Parade

We had a great time at the Walkerton Independence Day Parade last night! A big thank you to 25+ volunteers who came out to walk with Tim.

Photo Credits: Lindsay Hicks

A group picture minus three volunteers, Aimee, William & baby Hannah,
who hadn't arrived yet.

Now that's standing with Jackie!

Another group picture minus two volunteers, Ally and Brandon, who had left.

Let's go, WESCO!

Join us!! Walk with Tim in upcoming parades in North Liberty and Elkhart:

July 4th & July 25th