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National Vigil of Hope holds a vigil for Haleigh Cummings and other missing children today. George and Cindy Anthony were in attendance.

May 17, 2009

Friends and supporters of Haleigh Cummings family were at Lake Mary in Central Florida for a vigil in her honorhaleigh swimming today.

video of the Cummings and the Anthonys  at vigil LINK (from Click Orlando Channel 6 News)

“The National Coalition to Bring Awareness to Missing Children and Adults” (aka Michelle Bart’s  National Vigil of Hope) is having their annual event, today  at locations throughout the country to spotlight her case and others like it.  The group chose Lake Mary because of it’s proximity for committee members, as opposed to Satusuma, where Haleigh disappeared.

Crystal Sheffield was scheduled to speak at the event.  Ron Cummings and his family did not attend but Caylee Anthony’s grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony were there.

It’s now been more than three months since 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared from her home in Putnam County.

Looks like the Anthonys and their buddies are still firmly entrenched in the Haleigh Cummings case. Wonder how many teddy bears they passed out?  UGH

15 Comments leave one →
  1. MAND permalink
    May 17, 2009 8:57 pm

    Mystery…did you see the NG show Fri. night? They ran an ad for the NVHF….I didn’t believe what I was seeing…it was for all the vigils being held around the country today…Cnn…NG…LK…and others are listed on the front page..on the right side of the page near the bottom. M.Bart must have covered her tracks well on this one..or no one checks these people out and they just don’t give a damm if they are on the up and up or not.
    Wonder if we will see video of G&C doing there thing…whatever that may be??? UNBELIEVIABLE!!!!!

  2. MAND permalink
    May 17, 2009 9:01 pm

    Meant to ask why Ron and his side of the family were missing?
    This was for Haleigh…why would they stay away?? Something is wrong here?? Makes one wonder just what could it be? Sure doesn’t bode well for them…how much does that side of the family really care.. I’d like to hear what Cobra has to say about this???

  3. niecey456 permalink
    May 18, 2009 6:55 pm

    I have a question for the National Vigil For Hope. How do you pay for the vigils? Who pays for the people to fly in for them?? If you take no donations. How do you pay for these things???

  4. Alexis Henley-Bush permalink
    May 18, 2009 8:12 pm

    I was the host the nothern ca vigil and it said it was not a fundraising event but donations were requested from companies to help and pay for the vigil. The point was that anyone attending would not have to pay for anything. I received $275.00 cash and the location was used free of charge. We had face painting, jumpy houses, arts & crafts, a balloon release, ID kits with a picture, and snacks. I think you can guess $275.00 did not cover all this. I personaly felt so strongly about this cause that I put over $300 of my own money into it. As for the people that came such as speakers and performers they came on their own dime.

  5. MAND permalink
    May 18, 2009 8:33 pm

    If companies were asked to donate to this cause…who and how much did they donate? Did you receive a printout of the companies and the amount of their donations? I bet it would be safe to say you did not.
    Your cause is commendable…it is those like Michelle Bart and her friends…the Milsteads…that make many of us question how ..and where the money comes from and what it is used for.

    Alex…Don’t take any one’s word for what they are saying they are doing…do some checking of your own and see if all they have told you is on the up and up???

  6. MAND permalink
    May 18, 2009 8:41 pm

    Did anyone see Cindy trying to comfort Crystal at the vigil???
    The woman who said her daughter only partied one night when Caylee was missing….excuse me…she was not missing…never..not for a second…KC was well aware of where she was at all times…she put her there!!! Why would anyone think Cindy Anthony has any knowledge of what these people are going through…this was for Cindy and KC..not Haleigh…

  7. Alexis Henley-Bush permalink
    May 18, 2009 8:44 pm

    It was up to us to raise money to help pay for this. I personaly know everyone that donated money and how much. I also made sure to put information about all these companies out on display to promote them. We also had the option to do no fundraising we could have used only the materials given to us from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. I have personaly spoken to Michelle and I feel she really wants to help bring these kids home. What have you found in your checking that makes you think she is not on the up and up. I get the feeling if George & Cindy would say they do not support Casey then everyone else would support them.

  8. niecey456 permalink
    May 18, 2009 8:44 pm

    Alexis, thanks for answering my questions. I assume that is why you have the vigils in so many different areas, so that there is not as much traveling. Do you get help from companies like that Love Our Kids USA, I saw on the main website, or like different companies to sponsor some of the things you offer at a vigil? Not trying to needle you, just trying to understand. I think at times we have had you confused with the Never Lose Hope Foundation. There have been so many organizations that have been started over Caylee’s case, and I’m sure you know there are some that have been less than honorable. Like Mand said Michelle has been involved with Kid Finders and the Anthonys, so it kind of raises red flags with us. No offense of course, just trying to understand.

  9. niecey456 permalink
    May 18, 2009 8:51 pm

    Sorry Alexis, apparently I posted when you did. The Anthonys have every right to love and support their daughter. That is not the problem. Michelle came on the scene as a publicist and a spokesperson for the Anthonys, but at one point she represented Kid Finders. The Milsteads have rap sheets for bogus charities, ripping off Crime Stoppers, and Dennis impersonated a police officer and pulled a woman over. There was also mention of lude and lacivious behavior. He is violent as well. The Anthonys are very involved with Kid Finders and they have never found a kid. The Anthonys lied and swore Caylee was alive and then we found out Cindy had the area near where Caylee’s remains were found searched for her remains. It has also been implicated that the mall picture was fabricated and leads back to the PI’s. Also they have tried to point the finger at innocent people for Caylee’s murder. I could go on and on, but that’s a start.

  10. Alexis Henley-Bush permalink
    May 18, 2009 9:07 pm

    Nothing we did was with Kid Finders, we were working The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. I understand that people are upset with George & Cindy but does anyone really know anything for sure? If the Milsteads have a rap sheet okay that is black & white, I understand people not wanting to support Kid Finders. As for Cindy looking for Caylee’s remains all I can say is; if that in fact happened then we have to understand that after 6 months the thought that Caylee might be dead had to cross her mind. I do not blame them for using the media like crazy every single parent of a missing person wishes they could have that kind of media support. If they had said they thought Caylee was dead then the media would have gone away. Plus ask yourself would you ever be able to tell yourself with out the body in front of you that your child or grandchild was gone? These families all they have is hope.

  11. niecey456 permalink
    May 18, 2009 9:36 pm

    Alexis, George and Cindy are a part of Kid Finders now. They have been for some time. The fishing boat to find missing children that Kid Finders’ Dennis Milstead supposedly built was supposed to cost $30,000 coupled with an ATV, problem is, it’s a bass boat. They are not searching for children with it either. They opted to go on Larry King Live last week instead of helping to search for a 15 year old boy. It goes deeper than just them wanting hope. Cindy with held evidence and washed things and lied, but they are being funded by these charities, Never Lose Hope and Kid Finders for sure. They haven’t worked all this time. Doesn’t that stink to you?

  12. Alexis Henley-Bush permalink
    May 18, 2009 10:07 pm

    I am sure there are some legitimate concerns with some of the choices George & Cindy have made. But for me it was never about George, Cindy, Casey, or Kid Finders I just wanted Caylee safe and brought home. With all of this going on people have lost the fact that Caylee is gone and there are thousand of others out there still missing. For everyone that commits to a cause there is a moment when they know they can no longer stand by and not do anything to help. Decemeber 11 when they found Caylee was that moment for me. So no matter what anyone else does I am taking my stand to help other missing people and I am grateful to Caylee for waking me up. I know that Caylee did not want this but it happened and if anything positive can come from it then helping other kids has got to be it. I hope that other people can take their anger towards the Anthony family and put the energy into helping. If you don’t trust Kid Finders or The Caylee Marie Anthony Foundation okay no problem volunteer or donate to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children or the Polly Klaas foundation.

  13. niecey456 permalink
    May 19, 2009 7:06 am

    Alexis, you are right. It is not about Cindy and George, but like you have been inspired to help find the children, there are many that have been inspired to stop the exploitation as well. I hope you understand that I commend you for what you do and wish you all the best. We all have a part to play. Caylee woke us all up. One way or another. I will take it a step further and say to people (and I have been doing that), pay attention to those in need around you. Pay attention when a child or parent is in trouble. Reach out. Maybe we can stop some of this from happening.
    Statistics show (unfortunately) that most child abductions are caused by a parent or family member. This should not be happening.

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