By Mark Day
Congratulations to Adriel – He was Yakima’s “Chief for the Day!”
The state-wide “Chief for a Day” program is an incredible experience for the children involved. Each year, the Yakima and Selah Police Departments contact Children’s Village in search of a nominee. And this year Adriel’s name was selected through a blind drawing.
Not only did Adriel receive countless gifts, an official police uniform, and a police car ride but he got to attend a police motorcade in Seattle with all the other little chiefs! He was sworn in as an official police officer, met numerous Seattle celebrities and enjoyed carnival-type events.
We would also like to thank Adriel and his family for their generosity. Adriel received several gifts; among these was a karaoke machine and a gift certificate to a craft store. Adriel was gracious enough to donate these to the Parent to Parent program at the Village!
Congratulations Adriel! And thank you for your generosity!