The First Annual "Make a Difference Day" was great. Over 350 scholars attended with their parents and siblings. Added to the Lochburn staff, Junior ROTC from CloverPark High School, Volunteers from the Army Guard and many others we had over 500 participants.
The morning started out with an assembly for all those participating. Speeches where given by the mayor of Lakewood (Bill Harrison), our Principal and Vice- Principal (Mr. Cameron & Mr. Purvis), Tony Ventrella from KIRO, Keith Eldridge from KOMO and last but not least sheriffs deputy Lloyd Bird and his partner. We really appreciate them all coming to cheer our scholars on. After other scholar presentations some of us stayed for on campus projects, and the rest of us headed out to our various locations throughout the Lakewood community. Some of the Lakewood community projects consisted of cleaning up of the cemetery over by Lakes High School, Railroad clean up, help/clean up of senior residences in the community, clean up of local CloverPark school grounds, Front/Back gate clean up of McCord AFB, and various other projects in other nearby neighborhoods.
If I've forgotten anyone which isn't out of the realm of possibilities give me a call at 589-7662. Once again thank you. In a world of hussle and bussle it's heart warming to know you all cared