CAP takes part in area festivals

CAP takes part in area festivals

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:00 pm

The Everett-Stewart composite Civil Air Patrol located in Union City recently participated in local festivals. A young cadet group marched in the parade at the Soybean Festival in Martin. They included Barbara Vallery, Brittany Braddy, Johnny Mealer and Aerial Tabler.
In the following days, cadets worked at a booth to inform the public about the program and sell drinks, snacks and crafts. Among those working the booth were Ms. Vallery, Ms. Braddy, Kurt Goudey, Mealer, Ms. Tabler, Aurial Brock, Destiny Hazelwood, Hanna Ward and Sam Ward, along with Belinda Mealer, James Mealer, Camilia Young and Charlton Young.
“While the senior members were selling drinks and snacks, along with many homemade crafts, the cadets went around educating the public about the program. They informed parents along with young children ages 12-18 about the benefits of the program as well as describing what the program is about,” a spokesman said. “What most of the parents found interesting was the factor of the Civil Air Cadet Program will help their children with college scholarships along with boosting their rank in the military if they decide to do that. But what really caught the eye of most adolescents was this program allows you, with the right amount of training and testing, to assist in the flight of air planes. Another bonus of this life changing program is you can go out and help others in need and assist in other emergency services.” CAP members also participated in Obion County CornFest activities during Day in the Park.
Ms. Braddy, Ms. Hazelwood, Will Thralls, Ms. Barbara Vallery, Ms. Tabler, Johnny Mealer, Hanna Ward, Sam Ward, James Mealer and Belinda Mealer, all participated in the events, including working a booth set up to recruit new individuals and assisting in the corn shucking and corn eating contest.
Ms. Braddy, Ms. Hazelwood, Ms. Vallery, Ms. Tabler and Johnny Mealer participated in the bed race for the first time. Sam Ward walked around greeting people dressed as a giant ear of corn.
The next event the group plans to participate in is a parade in Sharon.
The Civil Air Patrol is a group of adolescents ages 12-18, who assist in emergency services, search and rescues; assist in the flight of airplanes; and other fun activities. They are always looking to expand their membership, a spokesman said.
The group is led by Sylvia Mallard. Published in The Messenger 9.19.12

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