After writing the proposal and their agreement, I met with executives from Michelin and with Colony Tire's president and further explained my project. They were very excited and encouraged me to continue my quest. We took pictures and created ads for the local newspaper. Colony Tire released a press release to a tire magazine and newspapers. I've been interviewed about my project and how important it is to our children and to our county. This event officially started on October 1 and will continue through December 31, 2008.