Community Against Crime – September 19 – SKC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 11, 2009

FIRST-EVER ‘COMMUNITY AGAINST CRIME’ EVENT SEPTEMBER 19

Members of the Dobbs Elementary PTA are hosting a ‘Community Against Crime’ pancake breakfast Saturday, September 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the school, 9400 Eastern Ave. Former city councilman and south Kansas City resident Alvin Brooks, a long-time community activist and member of the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, will be the guest speaker. Residents of the Hickman Mills community and south Kansas City are invited to discuss this important issue with Brooks, Major Cheryl Rose of the Kansas City Police Department South Patrol Division and administrators from the Hickman Mills C-1 School District.

“Upon hearing many concerned members in the community mention a visible rise in crime, Dobbs PTA decided to turn a school fundraiser into a community event with the goal of providing useful information and resources to help the community arm themselves against crime,” said Patty Jo Djennelbaroud, vice-president of Dobbs PTA. “We (Dobbs PTA) believe this event will help the community pull together and empower its citizens to take back south Kansas City.”

There will be a raffle for prizes and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be served. Breakfast is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds from the breakfast will help pay for student field trips during the school year.

Dobbs PTA is dedicated to promoting parent involvement, teacher communication and community participation to assist scholars in achieving academic excellence. Their motto is “Uniting Community & Empowering Children.” By providing relevant resources for families and the south Kansas City community through speakers, programs and events, the Dobbs PTA strives to promote academic success, self-worth, character strength and a sense of community in every student.

For more information, contact:
John Baccala
Public Information Coordinator
Hickman Mills C-1 School District
(816) 316-8240
or
Patty Jo Djennelbaroud
Dobbs PTA Vice-President
Dobbs Elementary School
dobbspta@hotmail.com

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