They held a picnic for the end of academy celebration! Mandy and I took the girls, watched some of the ceremony, then headed to a Mexican joint down the street to have a bite and a margarita! We are such rebels! Anyways, when we came back to pick them up, they were jumping up and down in the parking lot...the patrol helicopter had come for a visit! The pilot did tricks over the park, it was super exciting to see! Then we got to meet the canine officers, the girls especially loved this part! Again, I can't stress what an awesome opportunity this was for the kids in the community, such a blessing!
The Junior Police Academy graduation was held at the City Hall during an official board meeting of the alderman and mayor. They all got their diplomas, and had a reception with cake and drinks! They made this all feel so important, they really hit the nail on this one! The kids felt a sense of accomplishment and had fun being part of their community.