Beth Twitty to Speak at Ball State University; Staying safe on Spring Break. (Save Yourself program)
With Spring Break 2006 fast coming upon us there is a hope that college and high schoolers use common sense, stay safe and learn from others past tragic events. Next month Beth Twitty, the mother of Natalee Holloway missing in Aruba, will speak to Ball State University and Wapahani High School students. Students should enjoy themselves on Spring Break, but they should also stay aware and safe.
Twitty’s “Save Yourself” program will be sponsored locally by Delaware County Sheriff George Sheridan and his department.
“I wanted to get her in just before everybody goes on spring break,” Sheridan said.
Sheridan has also invited students from Taylor, Indiana Wesleyan and Anderson universities and anyone else in the community who wants to attend.
Twitty will speak at 5 p.m. March 2 at the Ball State University student center and at 2 p.m. March 3 at Wapahani.
Both events are free to the public.
Beth Twitty’s comments and her “Save Yourself” program focuses on how students can protect themselves when on vacation in third world countries where the laws are do drastically different from the US and the corruption exists. People need to understand the risks that exist and it is not as simple as going to a vacation resort in the United States.
Much of her program focuses on how young people can protect themselves from predators in foreign vacation destinations and how to deal with local law enforcement, Sheridan said.
“A lot of these places are third-world countries,” Sheridan said. “So there’s a lot of corruption involved.”
Twitty will also talk briefly about the investigation into her daughter’s disappearance.
Beth Twitty has made this her cause in life as she searches for answers and for her daughter. One of the legacies of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba will be that other individuals like Natalee will be better informed before they set off on vacations outside the US. For those in Aruba that think the Natalee Holloway story is just going to go away, many thought the same of Adam Walsh. Beth Twitty will champion the cause of informing high school teenagers and college students on the dangers that exist in foreign countries when they go to vacation. During every speech at a high school or college the name of Natalee Holloway and Aruba will be mentioned.
During every speech that Beth Twitty does to help a family of another missing person the face of Natalee Holloway and visual of Aruba will be seen. Beth Twitty is not and will never give up until she gets answers as to the disappearance of her daughter. In the process Aruba will never be out of the limelight as to what occurred. Aruba, this isn’t going away and neither is Beth Twitty.