Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Vital Aging recently held its annual recognition luncheon for Foster Grandparent Volunteers and station sponsors at the Kennedy Center in Greeleyville.
This year's theme for the luncheon was “Foster Grandparents - Channels of Hope.” Master of ceremonies was the Rev. James C. Lane of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Special guest speaker was Andre Dorsey director of the Williamsburg County Boys and Girls Club in Hemingway. At the luncheon, 37 Foster Grandparents were recognized for their service to children.
Foster Grandparent of the year was Mrs. Barbara Dukes of the Lane Head Start Center. Mrs. Silverteen Mitchum was recognized as the top seller of ads and Mrs. Mamie Gamble was recognized as the top seller of tickets for the sixth annual Mr. and Ms. Williamsburg Senior Pageant. Mrs. Mitchum was also was recognized as the top seller of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the year. Members of the Foster Grandparent Advisory Council were recognized as well as volunteer station sponsors.
The Foster Grandparent program, which has been hosted by Vital Aging since 1998 and is primarily funded through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, pairs senior volunteers with special/exceptional needs children for tutoring/mentoring opportunities throughout Williamsburg County in ten volunteer stations. For more information contact, Charlene Bradley, program director at (843) 354-5496.