Jul 12, 2007
CONTACT: REBECCA RICHARDSON KIDSROCK4KIDS@YAHO O.COM WWW.KIDSROCK4KIDS. COM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FALL INTO FUN NOVEMBER COMMUNITY EVENT SCHEDULE Washington, IL October 28, 2008 – KidsRock4Kids is pleased to announce the following FREE Community events for the month of November: SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 1ST – INVISIBLE CHILDREN PRESENTS: GO! KidsRock4Kids is thrilled to invite you to Washington District Library (Media Room) to meet the 2008 Invisible Children street team, and view the movie premiere of their new movie “Go!” For more than 20 years the people of Northern Uganda have been victims of a brutal and vicious war. An entire generation of teenagers has grown up knowing only fear and violence. For many, their indoctrination into the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) began as young as the age of 10. In the case of girls held captive by the LRA, 11 and 12 year olds are forced to become “wives” (sexual slaves) of the grown male soldiers. Although a treaty has been signed between the government and the LRA, the damage and devastation remain. The Schools for Schools program is a unique non-profit whose sole focus is to bring awareness and provide necessary supplies and educational materials to these children. Their new film “GO!” will provide a firsthand account from an amazing group of teens who recently traveled to Northern Uganda and saw the impact up close and personal. KidsRock4Kids is proud to do our small part in helping this program continue its mission. FREE TO ATTENED – movie premiere starts at 10 am – limit of 80 attendees MONDAY – NOVEMBER 10TH – FREE THANKS AND GIVING ART DAY School is out on Monday, November 10th. Why not spend the day having fun and getting a head start on the holidays? KidsRock4Kids is please to invite you to our FREE Thanks and Giving arts and craft day at the Washington District Library located at 380 N. Wilmor Rd. - Washington Illinois 61571. Drop by between 12:00 noon and 4 pm for your chance to make over 8 fabulous holiday inspired keepsakes and gifts. We will also have storytelling, face painting, and more!* *Crafts are geared towards kids in grades K – 6. FREE TO ATTENED – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm – over 8 fantastic crafts to make (Oct 30, 2008 | post #1)
I realized that I posted this the first time without being logged into my account so hopefully it will not post twice...Below is a review of the upcoming fundraisers for a local group called KidsRock4Kids that is run entirely by WCHS teens... FALL FUNDRAISERS TO BENEFIT SCHOOLS FOR SCHOOLS AND A LOCAL VICTIM OF HURRICANE IKE Washington, IL Sept 17, 2008: KidsRock4Kids is proud to announce the following events / fundraisers for the fall 2008 season. Our efforts in the coming months will be split between our fundraising goals of $3,000 for the Schools for Schools program to help rebuild a war torn school in Northern Uganda as well as raising money to help a local family whom have been impacted by Hurricane Ike. One of their immediate family members was living in Orange, Texas when Ike struck and he has lost everything. After a 16 hour drive each way to pick him up and bring him here to Washington, he is safe but has only the clothes on his back. We are hoping we can help make his loss a little more bearable through our efforts in the coming months. SEPTEMBER EVENTS 9/18 – WASHINGTON BAKE SALE – WALMART PARKING LOT Stop by the Washington Wal-Mart parking lot on Thurs. 9/18 between 4 pm and 8 pm for our last bake sale of the season. We will have a few Halloween themed treats as well as our brand new buttons and our new Panther Pops (hand painted pots with lollipops in WCHS colors) OCTOBER EVENTS 10/1 – 10/30 – LOCATIONS TBA – GIVE A PENNY-CHANGE A LIFE CAMPAIGN Beginning October 1st we are going to launch the Give a Penny – Change a Life Campaign. For 30 days we will hand painted donation canisters created by local WCHS students will be made available at participating service stations and restaurants. Our goal is to collect as many ‘pennies’ (or other spare change) as we can in 30 days. All money collected during this time will be split 50/50 between our fundraising efforts for Schools for Schools as well as helping a local family who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. DATE TBA – SPOOKTACULAR CHILDREN’S ART DAY – WASHINGTON DISTRICT LIBRARY We are getting the logistics together for another fun (and FREE) children’s day to be held at the Washington District Library. Kids will have over 10 Spooky and Fun Crafts to make including Matchbox candy holders, Bat Pins, Ghastly Ghosts and more!!! We will provide dates and times in the coming weeks. NOVEMBER EVENTS The Schools for Schools Street team is coming to Washington, IL to give us a screening of their new movie! This is a must attend event for anyone who is interested in learning more about Schools for Schools and why we are so passionate about helping them. We are actively looking for a place to host the screening. Any banquet facilities or halls who would be willing to donate space for one afternoon, please contact Rebecca Richardson at Rebecca@rdaassoc.c om as soon as possible. (Sep 17, 2008 | post #1)
I was really hoping we would be able to rally more support for this from a site that is dedicated to Washington, IL residents and events. These kids deserve to know that the public is proud of their efforts to make change and to focus on the future ahead. I would really appreciate anyone who has just 2 free minutes in their day to post a reply here and let these kids know that their hard work does indeed mean something. Thank you. (Aug 25, 2008 | post #2)
I wanted to personally thank every young man and woman who became a KidsRock4Kids volunteer and help us with our fundraising efforts. There have been over 20 WCHS current and former students who have given not only their time but their own money to help in our cause. The idea behind KidsRock4Kids was not to simply focus on the issues in Northern Uganda, but instead to provide a platform for teens to prove that their voices do matter and that action is always a better solution than reaction. While some of our fundraisers have left a few of our members disheartned with the lack of turn out, they have never given up on their goals or the commitment they made to reach a goal. I would like to invite anyone who reads this to visit our website at www.KidsRock4Kids. com and write a note of encouragement to these outstanding kids. To often we see only the negative side of teens in the media, and while those stories do indeed happen, there are also others like these kids who never get the recognition they deserve. Thanks for your time and thank you to all of the KidsRock4Kids members, you do indeed "ROCK!" (Aug 17, 2008 | post #1)
Melinda Thank you for your reply. I do grieve with you and your family. I sincerely hope I did not cause you any distress by my second post but it just seemed so trivial to me that people where more interested in the state of whether or not monkeys will be recognized as humans than the loss of from what I can tell was a brilliant, sweet young man. My daughter is a sophmore at the school and worked with him in drama and I can tell you that last night the message boards on MySpace where filled with his peers letting him know how much they cared. Please understand that I was not trying to get people to discuss this for the sake of sensationalism or anything like that. It's just that I feel exactly like you said. It is so easy to ignore how quick and fragile life can be until it impacts you directly. I was hoping that by posting the article from the PJ Star that it would encourage people to discuss the fragility that we all have. It is not something that we should push under a rug and ignore. I would like to let you know that I did ask the girls to provide me with one of his football photos. I would like to create a digital oil painting out of it to provide to your family in remembrance of him. Someone who obviously touched so many lives, I would like to give something to those who loved him best. Thank you again for posting. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today (Jan 6, 2008 | post #4)
(iF OVER 50 PEOPLE CAN TAKE THE TIME TO COMMENT ABOUT APES OF ALL THINGS SURELY SOMEONE CAN TAKE THE TIME TO READ AND COMMENT ON THIS TRAGIC EVENT THAT IMPACTS ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AT WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL) WACO Football Captain Evan Knoblauch Killed In Crash My daughter who is a sophmore at the high school just told me about this. My heart goes out to his family...Here is the news brief from PJ Star: WASHINGTON: High school football captain killed in car crash Search Advanced Search Syndicate * Atom * RSS 2.0 WASHINGTON — A Washington High School senior was killed this afternoon in an automobile accident in rural Woodford County. Evan Knoblauch, 18, was returning from a family outing when the accident occurred, a school official said. Knoblauch was captain of the Washington High School football team and also participated in track and field and wrestling during his four-year career at Washington. “He was the kind of kid you would want your son to be,” Washington football coach Darrell Crouch said. “After our last game, he went over to my wife and gave her a hug and a kiss and thanked her. “You don’t get many kids like that.” The Woodford County Coroner’s Office was expected to issue a new release regarding the accident and its details later tonight. Police were referring all media calls on the accident to that office. Read more about this story in Sunday’s Journal Star. (29 min ago | post #1) (Jan 5, 2008 | post #1)
Can someone please tell me how something as important as this can be ignored while silly polls and questions that frankly don't impact anyone at all are being answered left and right??? I am sorry but this is blowing my mind. A sweet, beautiful young man, who frankly was known by the entire school. The captain of the high school football team, just died this afternoon in a car crash and people are more interested in stupid polls. Doesn't anyone care???? I didn't even know him personally but I feel the pain my child and her friends are going through. How is it that no one else seems to? (Jan 5, 2008 | post #2)
My daughter who is a sophmore at the high school just told me about this. My heart goes out to his family...Here is the news brief from PJ Star: WASHINGTON: High school football captain killed in car crash Search Advanced Search Syndicate * Atom * RSS 2.0 WASHINGTON — A Washington High School senior was killed this afternoon in an automobile accident in rural Woodford County. Evan Knoblauch, 18, was returning from a family outing when the accident occurred, a school official said. Knoblauch was captain of the Washington High School football team and also participated in track and field and wrestling during his four-year career at Washington. “He was the kind of kid you would want your son to be,” Washington football coach Darrell Crouch said. “After our last game, he went over to my wife and gave her a hug and a kiss and thanked her. “You don’t get many kids like that.” The Woodford County Coroner’s Office was expected to issue a new release regarding the accident and its details later tonight. Police were referring all media calls on the accident to that office. Read more about this story in Sunday’s Journal Star. (Jan 5, 2008 | post #1)
Q & A with rdaassoc07
Just a Small Town Girl....
Love going into the smaller family owned shops in washington. Being from a big city (aka Tampa, FL) the small town vibe here is perfect!
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