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Thank You: Children's Fair thanks

April 17, 2001

On behalf of the children and families who attended this year's Children's Fair on March 24, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment to this wonderful family-focused event! It's amazing how thousands of people and hundreds of agencies stop everything they are doing in their incredibly busy lives to make this special day possible for Imperial County families. One of the best things about living in our community is that we can really count on each other, especially when it comes to supporting our children.

This event is co-sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Council, the Imperial County Office of Education and the El Centro Kiwanis Club. It is not a fund raiser. Instead, it is a community awareness event that, hopefully, connects families with family-related resource agencies that can help our families be as strong and healthy as possible. It's a positive child abuse prevention effort that raises the consciousness level of everyone who gets involved.

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The Children's Fair Committee is small but mighty and devoted to helping families come together, if only for a day, to value what we all know is the most important thing in our lives — our families!

It is an enormous challenge and a tremendous amount of work to coordinate all of the things that are involved, and it would be an impossible undertaking if we didn't have a wonderful, responsive, caring community that makes it all possible and worthwhile.

Every little thing that goes into making the fair a success year after year cannot be taken for granted. It is all of the little things that people do that make our Children's Fair the grand event that it has become.

I appreciate every single one of you and hope that you will continue to support this amazing single-day extravaganza for a long, long time. It's a tradition that now is being passed down from one generation to the next! It's become a wonderful and important family event, and special memories are established each and every year — children will rememeber this special time with their families for a lifetime! The Children's Fair would not be possible with out you! Thank you for caring about children and families!

SUE TALLY

El Centro

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