Friday, July 25, 2008

Blogging for Fair Havens This Weekend .....

Just a reminder that Blogging for Fair Havens kicks-off in less than 24 hours in the parking lot of the Midland H.E.B. We hope you'll be a part of the fun and the fundraising.

If one is truly judged by the company one keeps, then I should come out of this coming weekend looking pretty good ... probably better than I deserve.

In another actual gathering of virtual acquaintances, I will be joining Jimmy of
Sticky Doorknobs at Blogging for Fair Havens, which takes place over 24 hours, from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26th, thru 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 27th in the parking lot of Midland H.E.B. near the intersection of Wadley and N. Midkiff.

Jimmy will be there, blogging, the entire time. Me? I'm going to put in a short shift on Saturday. I'll be blogging on ArchaeoTexture from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Then I'll continue blogging on West Texas Missioner from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

According to Jimmy, "Fair Havens opened its doors as a transitional housing program in Midland a little over 10 years ago. In October of 1997, executive director DiAnn Koehl set up her office in a ranch style house on Andrews Highway. She began developing the program, furnishing that 4-bedroom house while continuing to raise funds needed to support the ministry."

"This faith-based organization gives women in a broken relationship a place to call home for a couple of years while they find their way again. It gives them and it gives their children a security they may have never had. And it gives the women who are taken in an opportunity to achieve a higher education so that when they do complete the program, they can go out on their own and be the success many of them know they can be."

A good cause, providing for a genuine need in our community ... and it shouldn't be any surprise that a wide variety of West Texas' blogging community wants to do their part to help. They will include Jimmy, J.P. Hearn of
Bleu Chocolate, Wallace Craig of Streams, George Johns of Sleepless In Midland, Janie Snelson of Sounding Forth and Ospurt of Jessica's Well ...

... I'm definitely trading-up this weekend.

You can go to the Blogging for Fair Havens link for a bloggers schedule, as well as a preview of everything else going on during this very-special 24 hours.

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