Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, December 09, 2010

"Queen for a Day"

12-09-10 "Queen for a Day"

    Boise, Dec. 9th, 2010 - Women whose lives have been touched by crime will take part in the annual "Queen for a Day" event today, receiving full makeovers with haircuts manicures. These ladies whose lives have been touched by crime, enjoyed an afternoon of pampering as they became "Queen for a Day", thanks to talented students at a local cosmetology school. Last year roughly 30 ladies participated in the Queen for a day event, this year we hope to double that number!

    "This event really gives these women a positive fun experience to smile about" said Tina Perkins, supervisor of the Boise Police Victim-Witness Advocate unit. "For these women, many of whom are care-givers for others, to take the time to give to themselves can be a huge step in rebuilding their lives and families. As victim witness coordinators we respond to tragic events. It rejuvenates us to take part in something this positive."

     Most of the women receiving the makeovers have worked with the Ada County, Boise City Victim - Witness unit. The women were asked to be part of the program by the law enforcement victim-witness advocates.

   The annual event is the brain child of students and staff at the school as they considered ways they could use their talents to help those who could use a lift in spirit this time of year.

 

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information