Friday morning briefing: Loose change needed, catfish abound and a revolution

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing.

Loose change

Thursday, Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico is asking families to donate loose change to help keep ill children together with their families.

The charity calls it their 2010 Day of Change.

Donation boxes are located at McDonald’s locally and across the state.

Change collected helps support programs providing lodging and respite, giving children and families the time together to heal faster and go home.

Catfish Derby

Kick-off Labor Day weekend with the biggest catfish derby at Oasis State Park this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Information 356-5331.

Question of the day

What new TV series are you most excited about this fall?

Please feel free to share your ideas in the comment section below.

Today in history

The American Revolution officially comes to an end when representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1783.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/9/3

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.