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Many helped pull off Every 15 Minutes

Editor, Ceres Courier,

On behalf of Ceres High School, the students and staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that made the Every 15 Minute program possible. In order for this program to be successful, it takes school personnel, district personnel, and community personnel working together.

Special thanks go to the Every 15 Minutes Committee for their tireless time and work on this event (Felicia Chapman, Shellie Coutrakis, Kathi Foster, Kim Johnson, Tricia Panos). Thanks also go to the California Highway Patrol - Eric Parson, the California Office of Traffic Safety, the participants and their parents, American Medical Response, Mercy Air, Memorial Hospital and personnel, the Ceres Department of Public Safety - Lt. Chris Perry, Officer Pat Dayton, Captain Sonny Snyder, Captain Dan Foster, and all fire and police personnel that volunteer for this event, the Ceres Police Department chaplains, the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, Lakewood Memorial Park & Funeral Home, the city of Ceres, Ceres Police Explorers and Volunteers, Starlight Video, Sounds in Motion DJ Services, Darrell Long, Ceres Lions Club, Ceres Firefighters Union Local 3636, Ceres Lions Club, Ceres Pro Tow, CUSD Foundation, and Diamond Bar Arena and Shane Parson.

The businesses that donated money, supplies, shirts, and/or food are: American Custom Meats, Bank of Stockton, Barton Orthodontics/Dr. Jeffrey Barton, Bertolotti, Costco, Cost Less, Donut Town, Embroidery Plus, Food 4 Less, Fresh Point Produce, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Little Caesar's Pizza, MOCSE, Paul Caruso, Producers Dairy Foods, Inc., Rancho San Miguel, and Sam's Café.

Special thanks also go to the CUSD personnel that moved bleachers, translated, donated the bus for transportation, donated custodial time, and much more.

We would also like to personally thank the Ceres High School Staff. Without staff support, it would not be possible. We, the committee, believe in this program wholeheartedly because if it saves one life, it is worthwhile.

Thanks again everyone and we apologize if we missed anyone. It really does take a village to accomplish a task this big for our students.

Linda Cooper,
Every 15 Committee,
Ceres High School

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