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Frederick's Boat Float
By: Dan Hall

The Mermaid On The Canal
 
Row row, row your float gently down the canal.....well that's exactly what Positive Influence did this year at The 2008 Great Frederick Boat Float.  Positive Influence, PI, had the pleasure of contributing to the wonderful festivities for the second time.  PI has been in Frederick's community for more than 8 years. Yet, we continue to run across people who do not know who we are, or what we do for our community. It is always a pleasure to get out, and educate others on how we help the Western Maryland and Tri-State area, fight the battle against HIV/AIDS through testing and counseling.  PI volunteers love any involvement that allows us to open our doors and get involved with education and awareness.  Our float this year had the honor being escorted by our very own mermaid entertainer, Stephanie Michaels, captained by our Vice-President, Dan Hall.  This year's booth was on the far side of the suspension bridge past the library, where we had a raffle for a DVD player, tickets to local shows. Most importantly our table was filled with literature on how to get help or how to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in today's world.  We also had the amazing talents of four of our famous female entertainers giving us some of their hit numbers; (Stephanie Michaels showing off her Bette Midler, Nicole James showing off her Reba McEntire, Ashley Banks kicking up her Liza Minnelli, & Sasha Renee rollin down the river as Tina Turner).  These entertainers & many more will be performing at our annual PI benefit show in September held this year on Saturday, September 13, 2008.  You can get tickets by calling Positive Influence at 301-631-1054.  Our entertainers, as well as, our volunteers were very excited to participate in this year's events and said they couldn't wait for next year to sail down the canal again.


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Frederick's Boat Float
By: Dan Hall
   
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