MADD Central Missouri Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet

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After heading out from Humboldt County, I made my way across the country to my old stompin’ grounds. Saturday evening, the Mid-Missouri chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving held their annual law enforcement appreciation banquet. The Columbia Country Club was the site and the event attracted nearly 100 cops from across Boone County. Columbia PD, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, University of Missouri Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol and a handfull of other municipal departments helped to make the evening a stunning success! I was also excited to get to see some old pals from MADD in Missouri, Mike Bolan and Phaedra from the MADD Missouri office.

A special thanks goes to Scott and Lori Ewing for their help in all the logistical deets, and a HUGE thanks goes to Tom and Betty Kidwell for helping revive MADD in central MO! You guys did a bang up job with such an event-and it renews my faith in the overwhelming abilities of a volunteer spirit! And, as I like to give credit where credit is due, Hy-Vee supermarkets in central MO are some of MADD’s biggest supporters, and therefore, some of the biggest supporters of law enforcement officers… so shop there, Missouri friends!

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