American Red Cross Prepares for Boots & Badges Party

American Red Cross Prepares for Boots & Badges Party
We had a fantastic first year with this event and everyone who was there said they would be back and they would bring friends with them.

The American Red Cross of Wyandot County is planning Boots and Badges: A Rockin’ Party for the Red Cross to celebrate local first responders. This second annual event will take place on Saturday, March 1 at the Sycamore Community Center, located at the corner of State Routes 103 & 67 in Sycamore. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the party takes place from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The Red Cross will present the First Responder of the Year award during the event. This year, the award will be presented to Scott Blair, an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician with the Carey EMS. Blair was nominated for the award by his daughter, McKenzie, who cited her father’s dedication and commitment to providing emergency medical services to the community. The First Responder of the Year Award is presented annually by the Red Cross to a local firefighter, law enforcement officer or emergency medical responder for significant contribution to local first response delivery.

Guests of Boots and Badges will enjoy a great evening of musical entertainment provided by the “T” And Rich Dueling Piano Show - a high-energy dueling piano team based in Cleveland. Non-stop audience participation, interaction, and high-energy party songs with a comic twist are the cornerstones of the “T” and Rich show.

Attendees will also enjoy a buffet of great food featuring smoked pork provided by Schilling Propane. There will be a silent auction, a balloon burst and other fun games during the party as well.

Red Cross Director Cheryl Wolfe says this year’s party will be bigger and better than last year. “We had a fantastic first year with this event and everyone who was there said they would be back and they would bring friends with them. So, when the Sycamore Fire Department invited us to hold the event at the Sycamore Community Center, we were excited about the opportunity to grow Boots & Badges and invite more people to join the party!”

Tickets for Boots and Badges: A Rockin’ Party for the Red Cross are $20 and available at the American Red Cross of Wyandot County office, Commercial Savings Bank in Upper Sandusky and Carey, and First Citizen’s Bank in Upper Sandusky. Tickets are also available online at redcross.org/ bootsnbadges2014. All proceeds from the event will support Red Cross services in Wyandot County. Sponsors for Boots and Badges: A Rockin’ Party for the Red Cross include: Commercial Savings Bank, Vaughn Industries, City of Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Skilled Nursing Home, Fredrick’s IGA, Schilling Proprane, Custom Glass, Buckeye Country 94.3 and Majic 95.9.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/hancock, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/hancockcountyredcross or follow us on Twitter at @HancockRedCross.