|Lucki Duck's kids selling tee shirts.|
We use the proceeds to provide hearing aids to local children that have a need. Aids are not cheap, and it is common for low income parents to be unable to afford them. That's where we step in. A child that doesn't hear properly is often shunned socially and is certain to fall behind academically, so it's very fulfilling to be in a position to help.
In addition, we also provide scholarships for hearing impaired high school seniors and college students. Our latest program provides audiometers to local schools to test student hearing.
Our local chapter has been around for 10 years and our parent organization, Sertoma International, based in Kansas City, celebrated 100 years of service last month.
Here are a few pictures from this weekend's Kitefest. Click on the picture for full screen goodness.
|Kids playing under a giant centipede.|
|McGruff was there to be sure the clown didn't start any "funny business."|
|Budding artists ply their trade.|
|A family enjoying the sunshine.|
|Even the smallest kiddos enjoyed flying their kites.|
|The local miniature aircraft club provided an airshow.|
Another Kitefest has come and gone. Man, am I tired!