My mom & I went to a charity concert to benefit Good Neighbors, a charity in town that provides people with money to pay electric bills, groceries, or anything else they need to make it to the next month. But, most importantly, they provide moral support and guidance to help people who are down on their luck make it to the next month. The concert was amazing. There were choirs from the following religious affiliations: AME Zion, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and the local college's gospel choir. Great singing for a great cause.
Teresa at nanahood is having a contest. Here's what she said: "It's simple to enter. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about a super mom you know. She could be your friend, neighbor or a relative. I will post the essays on my blog and the one with the most comments wins a queen size homemade quilt for the person they nominated!" Check out her site; the quilt is beautiful!
All you Green Bay fans out there: Y'all have a lot of new fans down here in the South! A Small Town boy has made it to the NFL! Randall Cobb was a teammate of OS & MS, and is an incredible role model. Humble, polite, and an all-round good guy. It's good to see him do so well.
Finally, May is "Better Hearing and Speech Month". The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is promoting their Safe Hearing Campaign. Here's what they have to say:
"With the increasing popularity of MP3 players, millions of adults and children across the U.S. are at a newfound risk of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Listening to headphones at high volumes for extended periods of time can result in lifelong hearing loss. Make a pledge to protect your children's hearing today: http://www.listentoyourbuds.org."