National Missing Children’s Day on May 25th each year shines a spotlight on child safety. The observance also honors the professionals dedicated to protecting children around the country.
Most children who go missing do come home. Whether they’ve wandered off or there was a misunderstanding, many find their way back to their family. According to the Polly Klaas Foundation, 99.8 percent come home. Of those who are abducted, 9 percent are kidnapped by family. Only a small fraction are stranger abductions. But the fact remains, if it happens to any child, it happens to too many.
While the observance honors those who’ve gone above and beyond to protect children, it also offers resources to continue protecting them further. Here are ways to keep your children safe every day.
It’s important to:
- maintain custody documents
- keep recent photos of children handy
- also, keep medical and dental records up to date
Protect your children by:
- making online safety a priority
- complete background checks on caregivers and check references
- never leave young children unattended in strollers and car seats
- whenever possible, don’t dress children in clothing with their names on it
- teach them their address and phone number as young as possible
May 25th each year, wine lovers everywhere pour a glass of their favorite wine to celebrate National Wine Day.
Made from fermented grapes or other fruits, wine is an alcoholic beverage. During the fermentation processes, yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes converting it into alcohol. Different grapes produce different wines. Winemakers will combine different wines to create more complex flavors. Wines made from fruit or honey are often named according to the variety of fruit used.
Red wine varietals produce deep ruby reds as well as subtle ambers and browns. Their beautiful colors hint at the coming change in the season. With that, we can look for delicious menu changes, too. Besides, what better way to enjoy a great bottle of wine than by pairing it with excellent company and food.
Winemakers produce white wines from grapes with light yellow-green skins or light red skins. However, it’s not the color of the grapes that give the wine its color. It’s the tannins in the grape skins that color wine red and also the flavor. White wines are generally sweeter than red wines and are best served chilled. Most red wines are served at room temperature. However, a sweet red should also be chilled for the best flavor.
May 26th each year, National Paper Airplane Day honors the simple aeronautical toy that has been around for thousands of years.
National Paper Airplane Day provides an excuse to play! This inexpensive, healthy, and stimulating form of entertainment brings lots of joy, too. In other words, put down your smartphones and get outside for some primitive fun!
Did you know?
- Many believe the use of paper airplanes originated 2,000 years ago in China.
- The earliest known date of the creation of modern paper planes was said to have been 1909.
- The largest paper aircraft had a wingspan of 59.74 ft. Students and employees from Germany created it on 28th September 2013.
- Joe Ayoob recorded the longest distance flown by a paper airplane in February 2012. His plane flew 226 feet, 10 inches.
- The longest-lasting paper airplane flight flew 29.2 seconds.
There is more than one way to fold paper for a test flight. Find tips for designs at www.foldnfly.com.
Walk-On’s fundraiser for Refugee Services of Texas
We invite everyone to a fundraiser this Thursday evening from 4-10 PM at Walk-Ons Sports Bistreaux at 3506 Soncy .
This applies to Dine in OR Carry Out during those hours if the person mentions it to their server. We are raising funds to help our clients that are struggling financially. Thank you for spreading the word and for your support!
Michel Hokanson │ Community Engagement Coordinator
Refugee Services of Texas
1101 Fritch Hwy, Amarillo, TX 79108│rstx.org
T: (806) 381-0099 direct line (469) 393-0948 │firstname.lastname@example.org
It could be a sticky situation on May 27th as we recognize National Cellophane Tape Day. Can you imagine where we would be without this invention? Wrapping presents would be slightly more difficult without it.
Also known as invisible tape or Scotch Tape, this innovation can be found in every household and office. Richard Gurley Drew (June 22, 1899 – December 14, 1980) invented the invisible tape in 1930. He created the tape from cellulose and originally called it cellulose tape. His career started at the 3M company in 1920 in St. Paul, Minnesota where he developed a masking tape for the automotive industry in 1925.
Originally designed to seal Cellophane packages sold in groceries and bakeries, the new adhesive missed its mark. By the time all its drawbacks were resolved, DuPont introduced heat-sealed cellophane. However, the Cellophane packaging still offered some benefits.
With a resounding endorsement from customers, 3M found a market in both the home and the office. Many of us keep several rolls of it, too. Check the closet with the wrapping paper for a roll or two. There will be another in the junk drawer. Count another on the desk, perhaps. In offices and schools, teachers and employees stash the tape in large quantities.
Discover for a Dollar: End of School Bash!: Celebrate the start of summer by getting the kids out of the house to enjoy science demonstrations, activities and more at the Don Harrington Discovery Center. (noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $1; 806-355-9547)
Carry the Load in Amarillo: On Friday, May 27, Carry the Load team members are walking through Amarillo as part of a 20,000-mile relay to honor and remember fallen military personnel and first responders. Founded by veteran U.S. Navy SEALS, the organization’s mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day includes five routes covering 48 states.
Amarillo Civic Center: “Waitress”
THE HILARIOUS HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX AUDITORIUM MAY 27-28, 2022
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
AMARILLO, TX – Amarillo is thrilled to announce WAITRESS will play Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium for a limited two show engagement! The diner opens up May 27th! Tickets will be available for purchase online at PanhandleTickets.com, by phone at 806.378.3096, in person at the box office located inside the Amarillo Civic Center Complex and area United Supermarkets. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday, noon – 6pm.
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
Waitress opened April 24, 2016 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, WAITRESS is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles (composer of “Love Song” and “Brave”), choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus. The WAITRESS Tour features Choreography Recreated by Abbey O’Brien, Tour Direction re-created by Susanna Wolk, and includes Scott Pask, Scenic Design; Suttirat Anne Larlarb, Costume Design; Ken Billington, Lighting Design; Jonathan Deans, Sound Design; Wigs by Richard Mawbey; original music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo, with tour music supervision by Ryan Cantwell. Arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo and Sara Bareilles, and Orchestrations by Sara Bareilles and The Waitress Band. Waitress is produced by NETworks Presentations LLC. Casting by Stewart/Whitley.
“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “Warm, witty, wise and hilarious. A wonderful treat.” according to London’s Express Online!
“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
WAITRESS closes the 2021-2022 Amarillo Broadway Spotlight Series, sponsored by Education Credit Union and KVII ProNews 7. For more information on the upcoming 2022-2023 Broadway Spotlight Series, follow us on Facebook @BwayAmarillo and on Instagram @AmarilloBroadway. Also, register your email address for the latest updates at CelebrityAttractions.com/Amarillo.
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National Hamburger Day on May 28th wraps up National Burger Month and also ushers in summer grilling season.
Hamburger. Seasoned ground beef, grilled and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. Topped with sautéed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, or cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. Anyone of these combinations would create a modern American version a hamburger.
The world’s largest hamburger was prepared on September 2, 2012, in Carlton, Minnesota by Black Bear Casino Resort and weighed in at 2,014 pounds.
It is most likely that the hamburger sandwich first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries, but there is much controversy over its origin. Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.