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Child advocate honored

Child advocate honored

During March of this year, a celebration was organized and took place to honor Lee Blakemore for his extraordinary contribution to the lives of children in our community. What a party. The heart of the evening involved five students from Ready Springs School who shared, in front of 80 adults, the many ways Mr. Blakemore has enhanced their lives. Thanks, Mike Pettengill, for encouraging your students to offer their appreciation of Mr. Blakemore in such a sensitive and articulate way.



Judge Carl Bryan, as the master of ceremonies, did a stellar job of guiding the events of the evening, and Kimberly Carlsen created a “terribly civilized” dinner hour of classical piano music. (AmeriCorps*VISTA and Sierra Nevada Children’s Services are so very lucky to have her.)




It will come as no surprise to Nevada County residents that the young people who live in our community have a tremendous group of advocates, including Lee Blakemore. These advocates have made a high-level commitment to valuing our young people and always being ready to do whatever is necessary to ensure that each child has an opportunity to work to their full potential.

Rafaela Frausto

executive director, Sierra Nevada Children’s Services


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