We did our best to get the word out for the Child ID event in Muskegon a few days ago. However, you may have missed it. Don’t worry, the Child ID program is something we hold all over the state and beyond. If you did miss it don’t fret! There are several more events this year. In fact there are several still this month and into July.
For a full list, including location information, dates, and times follow the link below.
We had a great turn out for this years CHIP event hosted by Baker College during Kids Fun Day. Here are a few pictures of the volunteers. Actions pictures are missing simply because we had a great turn out! Our photographer (Roger Tharp) was busy working one of the computers during the rush.
The annual Muskegon Masonic Child Identification Program, or CHIP, event will be held this month at the Muskegon Baker College Camps in the Gymnasium. The CHIP program is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to help law enforcement in the event that a child goes missing.
Parents can bring their kids between Noon and 4:00 PM. A kit is created that contains a fingerprint card, a physical description, a video of the child talking, dental imprints, and a DNA sample. No information is retained by the Masonic organization. Once the information is gathered it is packaged and handed off to the parent so in the event that the child goes missing the parents, and law enforcement, have a solid set of identification data to help in the search of the child.
This is all provided free of cost. In a perfect world every child lives a safe and protected life with no fear of getting lost or abducted, but even if we were in a perfect world it is important to be prepared. We hope to see you there!
It is with great sorrow that we pass along the following information.
CHRISTENSON, MR. EUGENE M. “Chris” (Husband of Dorothy “Dot”) Norton Shores Mr. Eugene M. “Chris” Christenson, age 96, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 in Muskegon. He was born on March 29, 1918 to Terry and Adelia (Reynolds) Christenson, and resided in the area all of his life. He worked as a Master Electrician for VanderVere Electric in Muskegon for 40 years before retiring in 1982. Chris was a member and Past Master of the Lovell Moore Masonic Temple. He was a reader, and loved to play cards. Chris enjoyed traveling and spending winters in the south. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Chris is survived by his wife, Dot; son, Terry Christenson; and granddaughters, Jennie (Reade) Alpaugh and Cynthia Christenson.
A Private Memorial Service has taken place. Share memories with the family online at www.sytsemafh.com.
Arrangements by The Lee Chapel 737 Apple Ave. 231-726-5210.
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