Family Connection holds kick-off luncheon for upcoming year
by Halei Lamb | September 4, 2018 3:40 pm
Emanuel County Family Connection held its collaborative kick-off luncheon on August 23 at East Georgia State College’s Sudie Fulford Center.
Speaking on behalf of luncheon host Care Source, Trelanie Neville gave an informative presentation on the services and benefits that Care Source offers to its clients.
Neville also presented a check in the amount of $300 to Family Connection in support of its nutrition education programs that are offered to children and families in Emanuel County such as Emanuel Chopped Jr. and Cooking Matters.
In addition to Neville’s talk, the luncheon featured updates from Family Connection’s collaborative partners, each of whom shared what their respective organizations have planned for the coming months.
Family Connection is a non-profit organization that welcomes community organizations and individuals to be a part of the collaborative to share information and resources to meet the needs of children and families of Emanuel County. Meetings are held each month on the third Thursday at 12 p.m. at the Sudie Fulford Center.
Family Connection’s 2018 plan strategically focuses on improving literacy and reducing childhood obesity. One of its upcoming events to push these initiatives is Family Reading Night at Twin City Elementary on September 27 at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Fairytales with a Twist.”
Another project Family Connection has planned is the Ferst Readers Childhood Literacy program. Through this program, children from ages birth to 5-years-old can receive a free book each month sent to their home with a parent newsletter for just $36. If you would like to be a donor, please contact the Family Connection office 237-7266.