Monday, June 30, 2008

More Pictures Made for Sparkles Goes to Boston

xxxxxxxxxSharing information with the children about the photo shoot

xxxxxxxxxx Photo for the new book, Sparkles Goes to Boston

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSparkles with Chief Mauro

xxxxxEthan and Jonathan admiring Firefighter Jim's helmet for a page in the book

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sparkles heads to Kentucky!

Today Sparkles and I participated in a big safety event at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. The Home Safety Council invited us to participate in this day long event on the base. We had a great time promoting fire safety and meeting many great children and their caregivers. To read more about it, click HERE.

Sparkles and Home Safety Council's Great Safety Adventure

Sparkles with Freddie and Rover


Monday, June 23, 2008

Sparkles First Airplane Ride

Today Sparkles rode in a plane for the very first time. She had a great time and met many wonderful people on the trip!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Book Event at the Southborough Fire Department

The event at Southborough Summer Nights was cancelled due to bad weather. Thank you to Chief Mauro for setting up the book event at the Southborough Fire Station. We had a great turnout and had alot of fun meeting people from the community.

Thank you to the firefighters at the Southborough Fire Department for all that they did to host and support this event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the department's public education program.

Photos Made for Sparkles Goes to Boston

Today we began the process of taking photos for the new children's book, Sparkles Goes to Boston, featuring Sparkles, Lt. Jim Peltier and firefighters of the Southborough Fire Department. The book is scheduled to be released April 2009.

Sparkles Goes for a Ride to Her First Fire

Today Sparkles went on a ride to her first fire.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sparkles Attends the Northeast Fire Chiefs Association's Expo

Talk about a very fun day! Sparkles and I met lots of new fans of the safety tips on PBS KIDS Sprout and we were very excited to say hello to so many children and their caregivers, as well as the many firefighters here in the Northeast!

We were also really excited to meet these Sproutlets!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sparkles Visits the Canton Fire Department

Sparkles and I would like to thank Chief Ronanye for his hospitality while we were visiting his station. We were very impressed with the Canton Fire Department's fire safety efforts and applaud them for all that the department does to keep those in their community fire safe!

Sparkles Visits Dunkin' Brands

Today Sparkles and I went to Canton, MA to visit the Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation at the Dunkin' Brands Headquarters. In September 2007, we had the honor of being named a Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation Hero and we wanted to stop by to say thank you for the honor and for their support of firefighters and fire department's everywhere.

We were also very excited to meet a couple of Sproutlets there!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sparkles Visits Boston

Today Sparkles and I went to Boston to get some photos for our new book, Sparkles Goes to Boston. A sampling of the promotional photos for the book are below:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAt the harbor

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBoston Skyline

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBoston Fire Museum

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBoston Fire Department Fire Boat

We had a really nice day taking pictures. The weather was absolutely beautiful!

After taking pictures, we were stopped by a mother and her child, who watch Sparkles, Spanner and I on PBS KIDS Sprout On Demand. We were so very excited to meet them!

Sparkles Poses for Photos for Project Smile 2009 Calendar

Sparkles participated in a photo shoot for the annual Project Smile calendar with Southborough firefighter families Jim Peltier and Anthony Alessi.

Thank you to Linda Hubley, editor of, for catching these images of the photo shoot. More photos of Sparkles and information on Project Smile can be found on Hubley's website.