AC Pup: Fun was had by all at Family Fun Fest in Macon

June 1, 2013 

Have you ever stopped to think how lucky we are to live in Macon? We have so many reasons to be thankful.

One of my new reasons to love Macon is the Family Fun Fest that we had Friday night, sponsored by the Macon Police Department. It was an awesome, fun, jam-packed educational event. It’s the second time I’ve attended and it was even more spectacular than last year!

I want to send a special shout-out to Miss Jami Gaudet for pouring countless hours in organizing and planning this event. Miss Jami is the ultimate energetic cheerleader for Macon and planned every minute detail for this event.

Miss Jami is not only a loyal Macon supporter, she is a genuine animal lover if there ever was one. She firmly believes in adopting shelter pets and has personally adopted several herself.

So naturally, the Family Fun Fest included a huge pet component. We had rescue groups that brought magnificent pets for adoption.

Pardon this infomercial, but if you’re interested in adding a pet to your family, please consider a homeless pet from one of our rescue groups or shelters. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of available pets that need loving homes.

My nonprofit group Central Georgia CARES taught informative classes about animals. And there was even a pet pageant where several of the pets got to parade on the runway. I guess you could say it was sort of a mutt strut.

I really enjoyed the Family Fun Fest because it was a terrific gift from the Macon Police Department to the community. And it has become the traditional kickoff for summer.

Not only did MPD offer this gift to Macon, but it was free to attend, children were given free food and everyone was given free ice cream. And the Macon Transit Authority offered free bus transportation for children to and from the party. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

I am grateful to the Macon Police Department for caring so much about our community. Not only do they do such a great job protecting us, they do a great job helping us celebrate summer.

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