CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS ACTIVITY REPORTS

CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS ACTIVITIES 1-1-08 THRU 6-30-08
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Date: 1/1/2008 1:18:00 AM
Written By: Editor

1-3-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL

Though it was a holiday, the Captain still made his rounds.


1-4-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


1-8-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was at the theater to do his regular volunteer work as well as patrol his downtown district.


1-10-08 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the first Chamber party of the new year which was held at Bearclaw Coffee Company in Summitt Township. During the party, the Captain spent time with many of his friends including Chamber President Mindy Bradish and fellow JAXPO Committee members Bob Dorogi and Nancy Bushong.
Afterward, the Captain headed downtown to patrol the downtown district in his Crimefightermobile.


1-12-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


1-15-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was downtown early in the evening to patrol his district.
Later, he visited the Michigan to work Building Committee Volunteer night. During that time, he and fellow volunteer John Lane began work on the new Building Committee Storage Room which turned out to be a cabinet in the front basement which could store all the valuable antiques other volunteers might simply throw away as many would not have any idea of their value.
As it turned out, John Lane did most of the construction work due to his woodworking abilities while the Captain took time to do regular patrols of his jurisdiction.


1-17-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


1-20-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


1-22-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was on hand for a special meeting of the The Building Committee held by member John Guidinger. John has been instrumental is getting restoration grants for the theater. He and Committee and members created a list of important repairs needed to continue operation.
After the meeting, the Captain split his time patrolling his district and moving valuable items into the new "Building Committee Storage Room" cabinet.


1-24-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


1-27-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


1-29-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
spent time at the theater working on many miscellaneous in between his downtown patrol duties.


1-31-08 JAXPO MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the first Chamber of Commerce JAXPO committee meeting of the year. Once the meeting was called to order the Captain was the first to speak, stating his opinion of the direction the 2008 event should go and giving supporting examples of information gleaned from venders at the 2007 event.
After the meeting the Captain patrolled his district.


2-2-08 BATTLE OF THE BANDS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

At the request of Aimee Potts of the Jackson Area Youth Council, CAPTAIN JACKSON was on hand to work both security as well as fill in wherever needed at the organization`s 1st annual band competition at The Michigan Theatre. During the long day, the Captain had the opportunity to meet many young fans as well as appear on stage with more than one of the performing bands (all of which had to consist of members under 21).
While working the event the Captain ran into longtime friend (and of the event judges) George "Downtown" Brown, whom he met while Brown was a reporter for the local newspaper. In addition, as the local police were notified of the event which was attended by over 300 teenagers, the Captain had the pleasure of reporting to them that the event was "crime free" and that the attendees were very well behaved.
As CAPTAIN JACKSON spent more than 10 hours downtown, he had plenty of time to patrol his district.


2-5-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


2-7-08 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the Chamber party at Hudson`s Classic Grill. And while the Captain enjoyed spending time with his many Chamber friends, he was happy to welcome new member Gordon Ancrile "to the fold". The Captain had known the very musically talented Gordon for a few years as both a friend and a fan.
After the party, the Captain headed downtown to perform a quick patrol of his district.


2-9-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


2-10-08 CHILI COOK-OFF

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the 22nd Annual event, this time held at the Jackson County Fair Events Center. While the new location had limited space, the event was a success.
During the day the Captain spent time working with the police as well as enjoying chili samples as well as the many fans he ran into.


2-12-08 BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

During the meeting at The Michigan Theatre, CAPTAIN JACKSON presented the last of the six "upper stairway" lights that he had restored. As it was made of cast steel instead of the others that were solid brass, he had to have it Gold Plated to match the others. In addition, CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS seamtress Jana Jamieson visitied the theater to give a quote on many of the "sewing" projects which had been talked about.
After the meeting, the Captain spent most of his time patrolling his district.


2-14-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


2-16-06 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


While CAPTAIN JACKSON had only planned to visit the theater to paint a new rail for the second handicapped zone, he was pressed into service for a Jackson County Federal Credit Union event which was going to take place later in the evening. Having experience in such events, the Captain stepped forward and helped anywhere he was needed.
During his duties at the event, he took breaks to patrol his district.


2-19-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the weekly Building Committee work night to install the lamp he had recently had gold plated. As the task took little time, he was able to spend quite a bit of time patrolling his district.


2-21-08 JAXPO COMMITTEE MEETING, DOWNTOWN PATROL AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

CAPTAIN JACKSON
began his day attending the JAXPO meeting at the Chamber where he and other committee members decided the 2008 event will be held at ALLSKATE. One of the "perks" was that they will be offering computer Wi-Fi, or wireless internet access for free.
After the meeting the Captain went to the office of SEW WHAT owner Jana Jamieson to be fitted for a new uniform. Once their meeting was over, the Captain patrolled his district.
As the time became short, the Captain headed across town to attend the Chamber Business After Hours which was held at Christoff`s and Sons at the corner of Elm and Michigan. During the party, the Captain received two commitments for JAXPO booths.
After the party, the Captain again patrolled his downtown district.


2-23-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


2-26-08 CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the weekly Building Committee work night and was able to spend time patrolling his district.


2-28-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


3-1-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
spent most of his time at the theater looking for spare parts for the last upper staircase lamp he had restored. Having found what he needed between his volunteering and street patrol duties, the Captain realized it too would have to be restored before it could be installed.


3-3-08 RESTAURANT RALLY 2008

CAPTAIN JACKSON
made it a point to attend the second annual Chamber of Commerce event which consists of visiting a number of local eatery establishments and sampling their specially foods. The Captain began at Daryl`s Downtown and visited over a half a dozen establishments meeting people and enjoying samples. However, by the end of the evening he was too full to enjoy even a bite at Hudson`s Grill, one of his last stops.


3-4-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

Although Tuesday evenings at the theater are usually reserved for Building Committee activities which the Captain regularly attends, the theater was also rented for a free presentation and movie which the Captain was asked to make a public appearance at.
Once the movie began, the Captain was able to both work with the volunteer restoration team, which included finally finishing the upper staircase lamps as well as take time to patrol his district.


3-6-08 SCOTT FLEMING RECEPTION, DOWNTOWN PATROL AND MICHIGAN THEATRE

CAPTAIN JACKSON
began his evening at the Cascades Manor House attending a welcome celebration for new Enterprise Group Resident Scott Fleming. The event was a "Who`s Who" of local business leaders, politicians and celebrities.
Shortly after arriving, Scott Fleming made it a point to introduce himself to the Captain and let him know he would welcome any of the Captain`s input regarding his new job direction in the community.
After everyone had the opportunity to "network" and enjoy the food and drinks, it was time for Scott`s presentation of his intentions at the Enterprise Group. During this address the Captain sat with Chamber of Commerce President Mindy Bradish, JTV`s Bart Hawley, Dr. Salah Huwais and State Senator Mark Schauer, to name just a few.
After the reception, the Captain headed downtown to work at The Michigan Theatre as well as patrol his district. Once there, he began painting a couple of "Caution Yellow" lines around the frame of the orchestra pit staircase.
While paint was drying, the Captain made his rounds downtown.


3-9-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
made it downtown in time to help clean and close the theater after a long day of movie presentation. Once he was alone he set up the lighting to put the finishing coats of "Caution Yellow" on the frame of the orchestra pit staircase. Between applying the final coats of paint, and letting them dry, he patrolled his district.


3-12-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


3-16-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


3-18-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was at the theater for his weekly restoration volunteer appearance. However, because he had recently finished his last major project, he found himself just helping out others as they did their tasks.
With a heavy fog in the area, the Captain found his downtown patrol duties very easy.


3-20-08 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the regular Chamber event, this time held at Steve`s Ranch House in downtown Jackson. Chicken, shrimp and vegetables made up the main free food offerings (along with a cash bar), and was one of the nicest offerings to the regular Chamber party in quite a while. In addition to being a new party venue, during the event a special "ribbon cutting" ceremony was held to officially re-open the establishment since they finished their re-modeling and received a liquor license.
After the event, the Captain performed his evening patrols checking doors and greeting locals.


3-22-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


3-25-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
headed to the Michigan Theatre with the intention of doing restoration work. However, because of a Rocky Horror Picture Show practice, he was unable to accomplish much. He therefore spent more time patrolling his downtown district.
During his extended patrols he visited City Hall and spent time with a number of the City Councilmen, as well as Fire Chief Larry Bossel. He also extended his "bar checks" and spent time with many friends and fans.


3-27-08 JAXPO MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


3-27-08 JAXPO MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


3-29-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


4-1-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was at the theater for his weekly restoration volunteer appearance.


4-3-08 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the Chamber party held at South Central Credit Union on Wisner Street. After the party, the Captain headed downtown to patrol his district.


4-5-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


4-8-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was on hand for the theater`s Building Committee Meeting. Afterward he began doing restoration work. During breaks he patrolled his district.


4-10-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


4-12-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


4-15-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the weekly Building Committee work night and was able to spend quite a bit of time patrolling his district.


4-17-08 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the get together at Bella Notte Ristorante. During , and after the party, the Captain patrolled his district as well as checked in at the Michigan Theatre to help where ever he could.


4-22-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the weekly Building Committee as well as spent a great deal of time patrolling his district.


4-24-08 JAXPO MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


4-26-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


5-1-08 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
very much enjoyed the food provided by Arbor Hills Country Club which sponsored the first Chamber party of the month. Having recently become open to the public, the golf club wished to allow local business leaders and celebrities to try their fare, as well as pass on the word to the public that anyone is welcome to play golf at the establishment as well as dine at the new Arbor Grill.
With a full stomach, the Captain headed downtown to "walk it off" by patrolling, as well as visit the Michigan to volunteer his help during a rented function.

5-4-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


5-6-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

The Captain began his evening painting doors at The Michigan Theatre for Building Committee "work night". While paint dried he made patrols of his downtown district.


5-10-08 DDA DAY, MICHIGAN THEATRE 78th BIRTHDAY AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
began his day participating in the Downtown Development Authority`s DISCOVER DOWNTOWN AGAIN event. After visiting many contributing businesses and meeting with many local fans, the Captain ventured to The Michigan Theatre to help celebrate its` 78th birthday.
During the long day of festivities the Captain make certain the downtown area was completely crime free!


5-11-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


5-13-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE BUILDING COMMITTEE WORK NIGHT AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


5-13-08 JTA AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
br> CAPTAIN JACKSON
is no stranger to volunteering downtown for the Jackson Transit Authority`s semi-annual downtown events such as Natainal Transportation Week and Try Transit Week. Once again, the Captain spent most of the day at the downtown bus station greeting school children and volunteers with the regular event attendees.
After the long day, the Captain attended the bi-monthly Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours party.


5-17-08 DDA PLANTING DAY, MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was downtown early in the morning to attend the Downtown Development Authority`s annual flower planting day. For the 8th time in the past nine years, members of The CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS have participated in this event. After the planting, the Captain spent some time touring other contributors` planters.
Once the "Planting Crowd" dispersed from the area, the Captain headed to The Michigan Theatre where he spent the rest of the day rendering his services.


5-19-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


5-21-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


5-22-08 CROPWALK MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the annual organizing meeting for the October event which raises money for both local food banks, as well as people who are starving all around the world.
After the meeting, the Captain headed downtown to patrol his district.


5-23-08 CRUISE NIGHT

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was downtown for the first car show of the summer season. Though gas prices were rising, the downtown area was full of cars---even on Mechanic Street which the Downtown Development Authority added for the event because of the request of merchants there.
During the event, the Captain stopped in at the Michigan Theatre. While there, he was asked to give a visiting movie producer from New York, a tour of the projector room and the basement.
Because of cool temperatures, many attendees left the event before it`s "technical" end, and the Captain worked with the local police authorities to secure the area.


5-27-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was at the theater for his weekly restoration volunteer appearance.


5-29-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


6-3-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the weekly Building Committee work night and was able to spend quite a bit of time patrolling his district.


6-5-08 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, JA GRAND PRIX AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
began his long evening attending the first Chamber party of the month which was held at The Jackson Coffee Company. 6-6-08 WHEELS OF THUNDER

CAPTAIN JACKSON
began his afternoon working with Jackson City Police officers, including friend and fan Sgt. Paul Gross, to help make this annual event a safe family event.


6-7-08 WHEELS OF THUNDER

CAPTAIN JACKSON
continued his patrols downtown for the event. During his duties, he worked with Jackson Fire Chief Larry Bosell, was interviewed by members of the motorcycle stunt group Scooter Trash and spent time with Exile Motorcycle`s owner Russell Mitchell, along with his beautiful assistant Rachael.
Once the event was over, the Captain continued his patrols with door checks.


6-10-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


6-12-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


6-14-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


6-16-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


6-17-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was at the theater for the regular Tuesday evening Building Committee work night. During breaks in his work there, he patrolled his district.


6-19-08 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the Chamber party where he spent time trying to sell booths for upcoming JAXPO event. Once the party was over, he made his way downtown to patrol his district.


6-21-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


6-24-08 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL


6-26-08 JAXPO MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL

CAPTAIN JACKSON
attended the monthly JAXPO meeting at the Chamber of Commerce office. Getting out a little after 1:00pm, he did a quick check of his downtown district.
Returning downtown a few hours later, the Captain checked doors and performed bar checks.


6-27-08 CRUISE NIGHT

CAPTAIN JACKSON
was on hand for the monthly summer event. He spent time both working with the police patrolling his district, as well as greeting fans.


6-28-08 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL


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