1st quarter initiatives from The Little Patriot Books

Initiatives from the Little Patriot Books™ First Quarter 2011

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Month of the Military Child:

Heart Mind & Soul Deployment Symposium & Little Patriots Celebration

A Grateful Community

◊ Starbucks Coffee Company: donated coffee travelers & serving items for Symposium ◊ Publix Supermarkets: gift card donation for patriotic cupcakes, paper products, and bottled water for Little Patriots Celebration ◊ ResortQuest Properties: donated two-night stay at beachside resort on the Gulf Coast ◊ Rave theater: donated family movie pack ◊ Hammerhead Bar & Grill: donated a “night out” at four select restaurants ◊ The Commons: donated family shopping pass ◊ Henderson family: donation of Little Patriot Book t-shirts for Symposium ◊ McDonald’s: donated ice cream sundaes for every youth attending “Little Patriots Celebration” ◊ Mark’s Traveling Zoo: presenting amphibian extravaganza to this Eglin AFB event ◊ The Little Patriot Books: presenting story-time & coloring contest at the “Little Patriots Celebration”

Collaborators & Key Participation

◊ Eglin Base Library ◊ Eglin Youth Services ◊ Keynote Speakers: Wendy Hoffman, President of National Blue Star Mothers; Deborah Kern, LCSW; Maryann Makekau, Author & Facilitator ◊ Eglin Airman & Family Readiness Center ◊ Eglin Family Advocacy Unit ◊ Eglin Base Hospital: mental health, pediatrics, family medicine, flight medicine, and neurology ◊ Community Counselors specializing in substance abuse, children & family issues ◊ School Liaison ◊ Key Spouses ◊ First Sergeants Council ◊ Hearts Apart Program youth: singing National Anthem ◊ Base Commander’s address ◊ Chaplain’s Invocation ◊ Expert panel discussion: PTSD—When the War Comes Home ◊

Press Coverage

◊ On-the-air with Ken Walsh of News Talk Radio 1260AM ◊ Eglin Dispatch Newspaper ◊ Northwest Florida News ◊ Hurlburt Warrior Newspaper ◊ Eglin base-bulletins ◊ Facebook: The Little Patriot Books ◊ Distribution of event flyers

Events culminate on April 28th 2011

Blessings —-  Maryann Makekau, Author & Inspirational Speaker

Collective Effort – the finest art in making a difference

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