Jackson Citizen Patriot | June 2015

My first month interning at the Jackson Citizen Patriot was filled with lots of community events, a few athletics competitions and a trip back to Elkhart, Indiana, to hangout with friends at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. I think I've made enough cute kid pictures to last me the next few months. Enjoy.

Austin Lefere playfully pulls his 13-year-old grandson Jalen Reeser's hair as he was rocking the chair his 3-year-old brother Zavien Lefere was sitting in at the 14th annual Jackson Blues Festival on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Jackson County Airport in Jackson. Hundreds came on the second of the three-day festival out to enjoy blues music under a cloudy skies. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Austin Lefere playfully pulls his 13-year-old grandson Jalen Reeser's hair as he was rocking the chair his 3-year-old brother Zavien Lefere was sitting in at the 14th annual Jackson Blues Festival on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Jackson County Airport in Jackson. Hundreds came on the second of the three-day festival out to enjoy blues music under a cloudy skies. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Program assistant Torrie Wyer, left, hugs Jacque Williams, a camp leader, at a Youth Haven Ranch summer camp Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Rives Junction, Michigan. About 65 young campers hung out with Michigan State University mascot Sparty. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Program assistant Torrie Wyer, left, hugs Jacque Williams, a camp leader, at a Youth Haven Ranch summer camp Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Rives Junction, Michigan. About 65 young campers hung out with Michigan State University mascot Sparty. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Children play harmonica with Ronald McDonald at the 14th annual Jackson Blues Festival on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Jackson County Airport in Jackson. Hundreds came on the second of the three-day festival out to enjoy blues music under a cloudy skies. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Children play harmonica with Ronald McDonald at the 14th annual Jackson Blues Festival on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Jackson County Airport in Jackson. Hundreds came on the second of the three-day festival out to enjoy blues music under a cloudy skies. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Fourth graders Eli Stutz, 10, left, and Michael Griffin, 10, react to the explosion of Mentos and diet soda during a science experiment day Tuesday, June, 9, 2015, at Paragon Charter Academy in Jackson. Griffin said not to drink the soda after putting Mentos in. "It will taste very bad," he said. The 68 fourth grade students spent the afternoon learning about chemical interactions, air pressure and electricity. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Fourth graders Eli Stutz, 10, left, and Michael Griffin, 10, react to the explosion of Mentos and diet soda during a science experiment day Tuesday, June, 9, 2015, at Paragon Charter Academy in Jackson. Griffin said not to drink the soda after putting Mentos in. "It will taste very bad," he said. The 68 fourth grade students spent the afternoon learning about chemical interactions, air pressure and electricity. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Chairs lie on the grass in front of  a class car at a cruise night Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Big Boy in Brooklyn, Mich. More than 50 classic and modern cars were on display. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Chairs lie on the grass in front of  a class car at a cruise night Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Big Boy in Brooklyn, Mich. More than 50 classic and modern cars were on display. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Aaron Smith celebrates as National Guard Staff Sgt. Rick Santana puts a super fight belt on him at the Prison City Fight League night Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the American 1 Fair Events Center in Jackson, Michigan. Mixed Martial Arts fans enjoyed 24 cage fights, including thee title fights and six contender fights. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Aaron Smith celebrates as National Guard Staff Sgt. Rick Santana puts a super fight belt on him at the Prison City Fight League night Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the American 1 Fair Events Center in Jackson, Michigan. Mixed Martial Arts fans enjoyed 24 cage fights, including thee title fights and six contender fights. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Brielle Pryor, 5, of Jackson rests during a workout routine at a presentation Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Lily Missions Center in Jackson, Michigan. The Herbalife Family Foundation donated $37,000 to the Lily Missions Center. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Brielle Pryor, 5, of Jackson rests during a workout routine at a presentation Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Lily Missions Center in Jackson, Michigan. The Herbalife Family Foundation donated $37,000 to the Lily Missions Center. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Audience members listen to the Mark Colby Quartet perform at the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2015, at the Knights of Columbus in Elkhart, Indiana.

Audience members listen to the Mark Colby Quartet perform at the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2015, at the Knights of Columbus in Elkhart, Indiana.

Sharon Hernandez dances with her boyfriend Malik Cato at the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Elkhart, Indiana. 

Sharon Hernandez dances with her boyfriend Malik Cato at the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Elkhart, Indiana. 

Riders Sierra King, 21, left, and Esme Gregory, 21, both of Bay City, greet each other in the stables prior taking a trip to the store Thursday evening, June 25, 2015, at Waterloo Hunt Club in Grass Lake, Michigan. The Waterloo Hunter/Jumper Classic 2 continues through Sunday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Riders Sierra King, 21, left, and Esme Gregory, 21, both of Bay City, greet each other in the stables prior taking a trip to the store Thursday evening, June 25, 2015, at Waterloo Hunt Club in Grass Lake, Michigan. The Waterloo Hunter/Jumper Classic 2 continues through Sunday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Ann Arbor couple Todd Stewart, left, and Susan Caumartin float during a private kayaking lesson Friday, June 26, 2015, at Vandercook Lake in Summit Township. Quiet World Sports offers kayak and paddle board rentals and classes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Ann Arbor couple Todd Stewart, left, and Susan Caumartin float during a private kayaking lesson Friday, June 26, 2015, at Vandercook Lake in Summit Township. Quiet World Sports offers kayak and paddle board rentals and classes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Mike Pantangco fights Loc Houck, not pictured, in a 115-pound bout at the Prison City Fight League night Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the American 1 Fair Events Center in Jackson, Michigan. Mixed Martial Arts fans enjoyed 24 cage fights, including thee title fights and six contender fights. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Mike Pantangco fights Loc Houck, not pictured, in a 115-pound bout at the Prison City Fight League night Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the American 1 Fair Events Center in Jackson, Michigan. Mixed Martial Arts fans enjoyed 24 cage fights, including thee title fights and six contender fights. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Lumen Christi's Mallory Hestwood (9) shoots past Leslie's goalkeeper Sadie Prieskorn, Sara Campbell (4) and Brooke Cowing, back, during a Division III regional semifinal girls soccer game Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Williamston, Mich. Lumen Christi won 2-0. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Lumen Christi's Mallory Hestwood (9) shoots past Leslie's goalkeeper Sadie Prieskorn, Sara Campbell (4) and Brooke Cowing, back, during a Division III regional semifinal girls soccer game Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Williamston, Mich. Lumen Christi won 2-0. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

An Elkhart resident stands next to a blue wall at the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Elkhart, Indiana. 

An Elkhart resident stands next to a blue wall at the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Elkhart, Indiana. 

Herbalife members clean up after a workout routine at a presentation Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Lily Missions Center in Jackson, Michigan. The Herbalife Family Foundation donated $37,000 to the Lily Missions Center. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Herbalife members clean up after a workout routine at a presentation Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Lily Missions Center in Jackson, Michigan. The Herbalife Family Foundation donated $37,000 to the Lily Missions Center. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Saline's Aly Dahlmann, center, squirts water at Morgan Jones next to Sofia Sweier, left, after they beat East Kentwood 1-0 in a state semifinal girls soccer game Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Spring Arbor University.(Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Saline's Aly Dahlmann, center, squirts water at Morgan Jones next to Sofia Sweier, left, after they beat East Kentwood 1-0 in a state semifinal girls soccer game Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Spring Arbor University.(Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)