Local Peace Officer and Philanthropist Marty Drake was on hand for the occasion.
DA's Office Hosts First Ever 5K Fun Run for Victims of Crime, LIVINGSTON, April 24, 2010 - Lee Hon and the Polk County Criminal District Attorney's Office hosted the first ever 5K Fun Run/Walk in honor of victims of crime. The event kicked off at 8:15 am at Pedigo Park with the 5K fun run followed by a ceremony and balloon release. Lee Hon addressed the gathering, as well as Polk County Judge John Thompson who issued a Proclamation to officially mark the historic event. Other speakers included Rachel Slocomb, Nikki Foster, and Livingston Mayor Clark Evans. Notable attendees were Judge Elizabeth Coker, Local Texas Ranger Ron Duff, Polk County Probation Director Keith Barrett and a number of local peace officers. The event concluded at approximately 10:30 am. Proceeds from the benefit run went to Childrenz Haven and SAAFE House.
In a very emotional moment, Nikki Foster wept as she read a poem.
Polk County Criminal District Attorney, Lee Hon placed second in the run.
Livingston Mayor Clark Evans (left) and Polk County Judge, John Thompson.
Polk County Judge John Thompson gave an official proclamation in recognition of the occassion.
Balloons were released in honor of those who have been victims of crime.
"Where Do Balloons Go Mommy, When You Set Them Free?"
Where do Balloons go Mommy, when you set them free? Do they float into the clouds or get stuck in a tree?
Do they fly High in the sky or get popped by a Bee?
Do they soar with the Birds and the bugs in the Air? Or stay close to the ground and get chased by a bear?
Does the wind blow them out over the Big Blue Ocean? Or do they climb up and over Small hills and Big Mountains?
Do they go into space and circle the Stars? And fall back to earth after traveling so far?
Or does GOD collect them all in a Big Bouquet... And give them to the children in Heaven each day?
Where do Balloons go Mommy, when you set them free? I Hope they Go to Heaven.... As a Gift from Me!
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