I just received word that we're to report by 2:30 p.m. to Chalfant Hall at Olivet Nazarene University for training on the phones for the Easter Seals Telethon. Then, at 3:00 p.m. we'll be ready for our close ups! Well, I pray not. At least for me, I want to remain off camera. I'm simply going as a show of support for Mancub and to do whatever is needed to assist the telethon. Grandma emailed to let Mancub know she'll be watching for him. He's fairly distinctive in a crowd thanks to being a head taller than the average kid. However, I want to make sure he's visible. Hmmm do you think a day-glo jumpsuit would be going too far?
For those of you within the Kankakee, IL viewing area, you can catch the telethon on channel 4 on Comcast. Mancub and the Kankakee Junior High School's National Junior Beta Club will be manning the phones from 3 - 4 p.m. If you want to tune in but are out of that viewership, try logging on to www.olivet.edu for live streaming. We've exceeded the second goal of $300.00. How freaking amazing is that? Please pass the word along (and the link) to keep the tally rising. If you're holding off to call in to the telethon tomorrow, that's groovy, too! We're appreciative of any help you can give (even if it only means putting out the word about Mancub's Champion page). We were afraid we weren't going to make it to the telethon because we misplaced the information sheet his group sponsor sent home. I had no idea of the time the Beta Club was to report. I had told Mancub that he raised the money and I'm sure they'd understand if we didn't show up. The look of disappointment on his face said it all. There was no question after that. We had to follow through; even it meant just arriving and getting the scoop once there, we would be present as promised. A phone number for the local Easter Seals office is provided on the website. A call was made and a message was left. The representative called me back and filled me in. WOO! Mancub is so excited and I'm thrilled that he's this ecstatic over something completely selfless. Geez! Who's raising this kid? He's fabulous! So, tune in if you can. You'll recognize me right away. I'll be the woman beaming with pride.