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CHILDRESS – The Childress Police Department pays it forward with its Adopt-A-Senior program for the 2021 Childress High School (CHS) graduates.
“Living in a small town such as Childress gives us a great opportunity to show community support and appreciation for the hard work of the 2021 high school graduates,” Police Chief Shade Miller said. “Congratulations seniors and good luck.”
Childress Police Department Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Gamboa is thankful they had 63 volunteers sign up to adopt the CHS students. “CPD appreciates all the volunteers who come together in our community to support this program,” Gamboa said.
While some volunteers were anonymous, others shared their names, she said. Volunteers include Childress Women’s Council, Christy Garcia, Gail Drake St John, Pauline Gambol and family, Jane Hurst Stingel, Annabel Jurado, Sylvia Dakota and Elyssa Guerra, Kimberly Carroll and family, Marshall and Holly Holcomb, Wendy Bledsoe profit, Magen and Callie Saunders, the Rabe family, Trey and Lea Morgan, Holly Musick and Kari Beth Henry, Cathy Hardin, Kaylee McCoy, Sherri Hamlin, Mandy Husband and April Foard, Reynalda Juarez and Jacqueline Hampton, Amy Detwiler, McCarty family, Kassandra Sanchez and Janie Sanchez, Kristie Churchill and family, Barbara Sue and Brett Parr, Morgan Moss, Lawrence and Ginger Long, Jesse Jalomo, April Foard and Mandy husband, Kim with grandkids Koen, Linley and Kylan Galligan, Khia and Patsy Zuniga, Brenda Arcivar, Lupe and Simon Arcivar, Bibi Fuller, Roy Rodriguez and family, Diana Layton, Julie Olson, Parker family, Nikki Meacham, Cody Favor and Harlie Meacham, Officer Zuniga and wife Brooke Zuniga, Kandi Self, Jaclyn Daniel and family, Sgt. Matthew Bradley, Chief Shade Miller and family, Jan and Alan Collins, Yeseñia Lim and Candy Cottage owners Sheri Gray and Kellie LaCario.
“Thank you to everyone who participated,” Miller added.
This is the second year in a row the Childress Police Department has sponsored this program. Gamboa said they got the idea from Bailey Bradley, who created the Adopt-A-Cop program. It started in 2020 after COVID-19 altered traditional activities for CHS seniors.
“Adopt-A-Senior is something we plan to do for many years to come,” she added.
For the upcoming year, those who would like to sign up to be a volunteer can contact Gamboa in August at 940-937-2546.