My daughter and her husband have their own blog site titled Every Life Has A Story, they started this before marriage and it chronicled the engagement period, the pre-nuptial period and then the honeymoon period. How they've moved on to other things and the blog has grown. This post Kim and John wrote this week for an event they are participating in this Saturday March 1. A little story behind why they are involved in this. John's best friend, Jimmy Wikowski, died in Iraq in February 2006 (just a couple weeks before John's own father passed away). It was a tough time for the kids. They did not find out that Jimmy had died until after John's dad died and the way they found out about it was in watching the evening news. John and Kim met with Jimmy's parents and have become good friends...the Witkowski seniors became involved in the 'packages from home' program during the summer after Jimmy's death. John and Kim felt led to help where needed also. With that said, and if you have nothing to do on March 1 and you live in the Phoenix area you might want to go and help support our troops.
On Saturday, March 1st 2008 we will be assisting with another event with http://www.packagesfromhome.org/. If you live in Phoenix and are looking for something to do come by and show us some love! We will be at the Packages From Home booth at the Margaret T-Hance Park from 1 p.m - 4 p.m. on Saturday .
Margaret T-Hance Park, is located at the SE corner of 3rd Street and Moore, just south of the Burton Barr Library and located on top of the I-10 tunnel freeway, just north of downtown Phoenix and pretty much centrally located for everyone
There will also be a special presentation of an American flag which has flown in Iraqi from Packages From Home to Councilman Johnson, whose son is presently serving in Iraq.
Mark your calendars for February 29 and March 1, 2008!
CELEBRATE the world we live in at WorldFEST. The annual Phoenix Sister Cities WorldFEST, presented by Pro's Ranch Markets, is a celebration of culture, the arts and food from our sister cities and more. Visitors will see, hear, smell, taste, touch and actively participate in this hands-on, multicultural festival.
Margaret T. Hance Park (Deck Park)
1125 N. Central
South of Burton Barr Library
3rd St. and Moreland, on the tunnel.
Use I-10 exit 7th Street
Map of Margaret T. Hance Park / Deck Park
Friday, February 29, 5pm-10pm
5pm-10pm: World of Beers, Food, and Live Music & Entertainment
Saturday, March 1, 10am-10pm
10am: Sister Cities Parade
10am - 5pm: Kids' World, Sister Cities Village, and International Performers on the Friendship Stage
10am-10pm: World of Beers, Food, and Live Music & Entertainment
February 29 - March 1, 2008: FREE Admission
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