scars, marks or tattoos, a full color photo data card and a Parents’ Guidebook with prevention tips.

The kit contains everything needed for location efforts but the mini-CD is protected by electronic encryption. It can only be accessed when the parent/guardian presents it to law enforcement.

Each year the club donates hundreds of hours of their time toward this project. They provide this service free of charge for area residents. Since children grow and change in appearance from year to

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year, the NCMEC recommends a kit be prepared annually.

If an optimist is truly one who has “the tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things,” members of the Kiel Optimist Club go one step further. They do their best by taking action and working hard for their community.

If anyone is interested in joining, contact Scott Zipperer (901-9059) or Stacy Schweitzer (980-9610) for more information.