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573-886-4312 founder to speak at National County Government Month brown bag lunch

Tracy Della Vecchia

COLUMBIA, MO, March 29, 2011 — Boone County employees and the public are invited to a brown bag lunch featuring Tracy Della Vecchia, Executive Director and founder of The event is Wednesday, April 6, 12 noon–1 p.m., at Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center, Commission Chambers, 801 E. Walnut St., Columbia, MO.

Tracy founded, Inc. in January 2003 in response to parents’ needs to find information and to connect and share with one another­ during their children’s deployments. Their free services, connections­ and outreach projects have expanded to support Marines, to support and educate Marine moms, dads, spouses, families and friends. has helped over 50,000 Marines, recruits and family members during bootcamp, training, active duty and deployments.

Bring a lunch on Wednesday, April 6, at 12 noon and listen to Tracy share her story of how she chose to serve our veterans, armed forces and their families.

Mark your calendars!

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for these other great speakers in April.

National County Government Month (NCGM) is celebrated each April by the nation’s counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. The 2011 theme is "Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families." More than 1,000 counties participate in NCGM each year by hosting a variety community outreach events and activities.


Media Contact:
Lamar Henderson