Guardians of the Ribbon Visit Downtown McKinney

I hadn’t heard about the Guardians of the Ribbon event held on the downtown square this morning but, luckily, Dennis Haberkern did.  The photos posted here are published with his permission.

Guardians Event Photo Courtesy Dennis Haberkern Photography

Guardians Event Photo Courtesy Dennis Haberkern Photography

The downtown area made room for luncheon tables on Louisiana street today as a 10 member crew rolled into McKinney driving five pink fire trucks as part of the Guardians of the Ribbon tour. 

Dressed in pink firefighter uniforms, the Guardians of the Ribbon are actually firefighters and police officers who normally wear whatever shade of blue represents fire protection and law and order in their home jurisdictions.  Since August 18th of this year, they have traded in their normal uniforms for pink fire suits and are driving pink firetrucks inscribed with messages from supporters from city to city and state to state raising money and awareness for the non-profit entities that help women battling cancer in that particular area.  You can track their tour on their Facebook Page.  They sell their trademark pink shirts to raise money for the travel and maintenance of the fire trucks while on the road but the bulk of their fundraising is intended to benefit the women battling cancer in the cities that they visit.  If you didn’t get to make it to the event and still want to support a great cause, you can buy one of their shirts through their official web site or from any McKinney Fire Department throughout the rest of October.

Guardians Event Photo Courtesy Dennis Haberkern Photography

Guardians Event Photo Courtesy Dennis Haberkern Photography

As I said, I wasn’t able to make it to the event but it sounds like it was fun. According to the Dallas Morning News’s blog post written before the event, the fire trucks were scheduled to roll in at 11:30 and a special luncheon event was held from noon until two.  Sack lunches were provided by Rick’s Chophouse, Square Burger, Patina Green and Spoons for $7 each while live entertainment was provided on the McKinney sound stage.

Funds raised in McKinney will benefit the local Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

The McKinney FireFighters Association (the MFFA 4017) is a continuing supporter and  participant in the Guardians of the Ribbon program and an active member of our community that really deserves a pat on the back for their efforts in this and many other local events. If I haven’t said it before, and even if I have, thank you!

Guardians Event Photo Courtesy of Dennis Haberkern Photography

Guardians Event Photo Courtesy of Dennis Haberkern Photography

For more photos from the event, please visit Dennis’s Guardians of the Ribbon Gallery. (He also has a great blog and a pretty extensive gallery on his web site, Dennis Haberkern Photography). 

Dennis, thanks again for letting me know about this event and permitting me to post some of your photos!

Until next time,

Happy Shopping!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: