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Monday, September 12, 2011

Working for a Cause and Remembering

Even though the clouds hung low over St. Louis this weekend, it didn't dampen the spirits of the hundreds of Firefighters that participated in the Firefighters Weekend 2011.  The proceeds for the many events, silent auction and T-shits sales went to benefit Backstoppers and the area Burn Center.
Statue of Ice at the Fireman's Ball---the firefighter is holding a child.  The model for this centerpiece is in an area park.
Checking Silent Auction Bids

Bill, hubby on the right, received a Surprise Thank You gift for all his hard work on the Firefighers Weekends
Lots of Fire Trucks at the Great Fire Engine Rally
Both New and Old Fire Trucks
The park was full of Firefighters, their families and the public getting an up close look at all the equipment as it was parked through out the rally area.  There were food vendors, vendors selling and a day long of demonstrations and Firefighter contests.  A good time was had by all. 
Sunday was the day of Remembrance.  The day began with a breakfast at the Engine House #1 Restaurant, the proceeds went to the Burn Camp.  Then Forest Park at Art Hill flew American Flags for all the victims of 911.
Church Services followed.  This was a weekend of mixed emotions and a time of pause.
Wishing you a wonderful week and as always, Happy Quilting!

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