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6/25/2008 - Mayor Proclaims CACTUS Month

   Office of the Mayor
Phone: (660) 827-3000
11 a.m. CDT, June 25, 2008


Mayor Proclaims Community and Children Teaming Up for Success Month

(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson issued a proclamation designating July, 2008 as Community and Children Teaming Up 4 Success (CACTUS) Month in Sedalia. 

Text of Proclamation

WHEREAS, C.A.C.T.U.S. (Community And Children Teaming Up 4 Success) was started in the year 2000 by a group of volunteer parents and grandparents whose only goal was to help children; and

WHEREAS, The purpose of C.A.C.T.U.S. is to ensure that all students in Pettis County have the supplies they need to complete their school work; and

WHEREAS, In 2007, C.A.C.T.U.S. distributed a total of 987 filled backpacks by joining in to help the Missouri Valley Human Resources with its Back to School Fair and through additional supplies given by C.A.C.T.U.S. throughout the year upon the request of school personnel; and

WHEREAS, In anticipation of the need not only continuing, but increasing, this group will continue its work for children, dedicating 100% of donations received toward school supplies for children needing assistance in all schools in Pettis County;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Wasson, Mayor of the City of Sedalia, Missouri, do hereby proclaim the month of July 2008 as "C.A.C.T.U.S. MONTH" in the City of Sedalia urge the citizens of this community to recognize the merits of this cause by contributing generously toward its support. 



Mayor Bob Wasson signs the CACTUS Month proclamation.

Standing around the Mayor are, from left : Brandon Colgan and Tyler Colgan, CACTUS Youth members; Cindy Colgan, CACTUS member; Kehde Adkins, CACTUS Youth member; Betty Crabtree, CACTUS Youth leader; Linda Mackesty, CACTUS founder and fund-raising coordinator; Herb Mackesty, CACTUS president; and Austin Colgan, CACTUS Youth member..

Photo Credit : Randy Kirby
Photo Date : 06/25/2008

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