|The 2012 Lee's Summit "Bald Eagles"|
Not long ago I had the privilege of spending the day in Jefferson City talking with our elected officials about the needs of our clients, the impact domestic violence has had on our community, and what is happening at Hope House.
We are fortunate to have elected officials that are concerned about domestic violence. They are committed to addressing the issue and supporting measures that will bring about positive results for victims. Their goal, as well as ours, is to break the cycle and bring about an end to domestic violence.
I am so excited that three of them agreed to participate in this year’s Hair-razing Fundraiser event that is sponsored by Nick Swearngin. Participants agree to have their head shaved by the highest bidder with the proceeds going to Hope House. Nick has organized this event for several years and is so excited that this year’s event is generating so much buzz.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 10th with a silent auction beginning at 10AM and the actual head shaving starting at 2PM, after the Lee's Summit St. Patrick’s Day parade. A group is planning to walk in the parade to generate excitement and awareness for the event.
We are thrilled to have 15 people agreeing to become “Bald Eagles” this year, including:
- State Representatives Noel Torpey and Mike Cierpiot
- House Minority Leader Mike Talboy
- Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp
- Event organizer Nick Swearngin
- Hayden Torpey (Noel’s 10 year old son)
- Rick Roeber
- Aaron Goff
- Greenwood Chief of Police Robert Leslie
- James Phillips
- Scott Koller
- Matt Keeling
- For the first time, three very courageous women with a very heartwarming story: Anna Huff, her 11 year old granddaughter, Taylor Scott, and Anna’s aunt, Peggy Martin.