Categories: Vaupel News 08Apr Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 8, 2019 A big congratulations to Micah and Lydia DeMass on their beautiful wedding last Saturday! Micah serves as my legislative aide and works hard to provide timely and beneficial assistance to the people of our district. Lydia is a hard-working and enthusiastic individual who works at a nearby dentist office. They are a tremendous couple who love God, each other, and their community. I know they have a bright future with many happy years ahead. All the best!***This week, I concluded my March is Reading Month tour by visiting Round, Village, and Creekside elementary schools in Hartland. As in years past, it was a pleasure to dedicate some of my time in March to reading to students across the district. They never cease to impress and fill me with hope for the future of our county. A big thank you to all the teachers, principals, and staff who went out of their way to welcome me.***April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and on Wednesday, I attended LACASA’s annual Plant a Pinwheel Celebration at the Howell Carnegie District Library. Adults and children from across the county gathered to take a stand against child abuse and plant a pinwheel garden as a visible reminder. Thank you to LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention Council for hosting this important event and to everyone who participated.***It was a pleasure to be invited by 44th Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty to the 20th annual Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals conference in Lansing. It was a great inside look into our court system and the issues judges face both in and out of the courtroom. It was also an opportunity to discuss how the Legislature can make things better for everyone involved in the legal system. Thank you to Judge Hatty for the invitation and the chance to share thoughts and ideas.***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you!PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel reads to a group of students at Round Elementary in Hartland as part of his March is Reading Month tour.