CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS ACTIVITY REPORTS

CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS ACTIVITIES 1-1-00 thru 6-30-00
ArticleID: 189
Date: 1/1/2000
Written By: Editor

1-8-00 DOWNTOWN PATROL
CJ patrolled the downtown area only to find seven patrol cars checking him out.

1-14-00 VISITING CITY HALL
CJ and CFG visit city hall but fail to see the mayor.

2-6-00 CHILI COOK-OFF AT JCC
CJ attends the event and meets many people including Bart Hawley and the staff of WJKN. He also meets Jackson Citizen Patriot reporter George Brown (who covered the event) and received his first newspaper exposure.

2-9-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
Early in the day CJ patrolled the downtown area. Later that afternoon, he and CFG visited WJKN.

2-15-00 LOOMIS PARK PLAYGROUND PROJECT MEETING
at the Boo`s center at which time CJ was enlisted in the project.

2-17-00 FLOWER PLANTING MEETING
at city hall. CJ applies for a flower planter he and CFG can adopt.

2-23-00 DOWNTOWN PHOTO SESSION
CJ gets photographed by the Jackson Citizen Patriot while of patrol.

2-25-00 DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MEETING
CJ meets with Kathleen Eriksen who wished to do a story about his mission, which appeared in the April, 2000 issue.

2-27-00 JACKSON CITIZEN PATRIOT SUNDAY EDITION
A front page story with photograph appears explaining CJ and CFG and their mission.

2-29-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
CJ patrols the downtown area. Local police units pass and blast their sirens and say over their load speakers "Yea, Captain Jackson!"

3-2-00 CHIEF PORTIS CALLS
CJ returns home to a phone message from Chief Portis suggesting they get together. Also, another mention in the Jackson Citizen Patriot.

3-5-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL

3-6-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL

3-8-00 BART HAWLEY SHOW AND BLUES NIGHT
CJ makes his first appearance on the WJKN radio/cable show. That evening, he attended the first of several "Blues Nights" to be honored with the "Captain Jackson Blues Song" which was sung by local celeb Susan Pangborn.

3-9-00 MICHIGAN THEATRE MARQUEE LIGHTING
CJ and CFG attend the lighting of the new marquee at the Michigan.

3-16-00 COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION AND ST. MARY`S SCHOOL VISIT
CJ becomes the spokesperson for the LOOMIS PARK PLAYGROUND PROJECT and visits WJKN to tape the first public service commercial. Afterwards, he visits St. Mary`s school with DDA executive director Kathleen Eriksen.

3-18-00 HOME EXPO 2000
CJ attended the home show and helped the Loomis Park Project advertise for volunteers.

3-22-00 BRAD FLORY AND THE SENIOR CENTER
CJ had lunch with the Jackson Citizen Patriot reporter, and CJ wannabe. Afterward they went to the Crouch senior center to meet Jan about possible volunteer work.

3-25-00 BOO`S CENTER
CJ and CFG spent the afternoon meeting people at the playground build booster party.

4-4-00 thru 4-6-00 MICHIGAN THEATRE SPRING BREAK SHOWS
CJ and CFG greet and entertain attendees for the three days of kid`s shows.

4-7-00 BRAD FLORY
CJ and CFG had lunch with Brad.

4-11-00 thru 4-16-00 LOOMIS PARK PLAYGROUND BUILD WEEK
CJ and CFG make appearances at the site and on the Bart Hawley radio program to promote volunteers. During the weekend of 15-16, CFG workes with daycare and CJ works with many people, including working at the tool crib.

4-14-00 AWARE SHELTER MARCH
CJ participates in the annual Aware shelter march from the shelter to the Michigan Theatre where he meets Jon McBain and Barry Marsh.

4-19-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
During which CJ meets the city attorney.

4-26-00 PHOTO SHOOT IN LESLIE
CJ has his photos taken for the Jackson city attorney at a Leslie car dealership.

4-27-00 BART HAWLEY SHOW
CJ and CFG were guests on Bart`s show to celebrate "Bring your daughter to work day.

4-28-00 MICHIGAN THEATRE 70th BIRTHDAY PARTY
CJ begins his first appearance as official doorman and greeter. Later, he escorts guests to the party being held at the Riverwalk Hotel.

5-3-00 REGLUAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
CJ patrols the downtown area.

5-5-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL

5-10-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL

5-11-00 13th ANNUAL SENIOR FESTIVAL AT JACKSON CROSSING
CJ attends the annual festival at the request of Judy Wright of the Crouch Senior Center to greet and speak to the elderly about crime prevention.

5-12-00 PARAGON ACADEMY MILEAGE MARCH
CJ joins the children for their mileage march event and educates many about working with the police.

5-15-00 LUNCH WITH CHIEF PORTIS
CJ meets Jackson City Police Chief Ervin Portis to discuss in detail his intentions work with the police and fill the gap between the police and the public. Chief Portis officially "sanctions" the Captain as Jackson`s very own independent crime fighter. The Chief also offers a fund to reimburse the Captain for certain types of costs, which the Captain turns down.

5-17-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL

5-20-00 DOWNTOWN FLOWER PLANTING DAY
CJ and CFG met with scores of others at Bucky Harris Park to plant flowers in the flower planter (#47 at the corner of Blackstone and Washington) they had adopted. Throughout the summer they handled the care of this planter.

5-24-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
During which CJ has lunch with Jackson Citizen Patriot reporter George Brown.

5-26-00 CRUISE NIGHT
CJ patrols the downtown area, meeting many attendees, along with the local police on patrol and explains his intentions of working with them at many such functions.

5-29-00 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
CJ and CFG work with the police assisting with crowd control and traffic management.

5-31-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL

6-7-00 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL

6-14-00 MEETING WITH ROCKY CURL
at radio station WJKN about further promotions of public events. CJ and CFG also appear On Bart`s show.

6-16-00 MEETING AT CROUCH SENIOR CENTER
CJ meets with Judy Wright and began doing volunteer work at the center.

6-20-00 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND CROUCH CENTER
During the morning hours CFG volunteered at the senior center, helping with lunch, etc. At 1:00pm she joins CJ at the Michigan for the Kid`s Show where to two entertained children and handed out prizes during intermission.

6-22-00 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND CROUCH CENTER
See 6-20-00 entry.

6-26-00 BART HAWLEY SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY
With the help of station manager Rocky Curl, and Bart`s wife Karen, CJ and CFG surprise Bart during his show with a birthday party.

6-27-00 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND CROUCH CENTER
During the morning hours CFG volunteer at the senior center. At 1:00pm, she joined CJ at the Michigan to greet patrons (that week Rocky Curl and Bart Hawley were the celebrity guests).

6-28-00 MEALS ON WHEELS
CFG worked with Judy Wright and the Jackson county clerk Sandy Crowley to deliver meals to the elderly.

6-29-00 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND CROUCH CENTER
See 6-27-00 entry. However, because Bart Hawley couldn`t attend, CFG took his place and worked on stage with Rocky.

6-30-00 CRUISE NIGHT
CJ and CFG work the Cruise Night and meet many of the police officers on patrol. They are also introduced as "Jackson`s Super Heroes" to the band "SHOUT!" and well as many of the citizens who attended.

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