Georgia Family Connection turned 25 in 2016, so we’re taking you on a journey—region by region—throughout our anniversary year to show you the landscape for children and families across our state.
Tom Glover and his daughter, Stella, have made some significant changes in their lifestyles and are great role models for families across Baldwin County. Tom is the owner of Cogentes here in Milledgeville. It is the only Gold Level bike friendly business in the state of Georgia. He is the president of the Milledgeville Bike Club and was instrumental in helping to make Milledgeville a bronze level bike friendly community.
On January 30th, the 4th annual Literacy Fair was held at the Milledgeville Mall. The Board of Education sponsors this event and all types of literacy that would interest families are highlighted.
Read this article from our local newspaper.
Check out this great article on the Habitat Summit post on the Union Recorder.
Read this great article about the 2016 Baldwin Habitat for Humanity Summit.
We have some amazing community partners.
Northridge Christian Church, a long time partner with the Harrisburg neighborhood, has transformed a cluttered supply closet into a magnificent reading room. The exposed duct work became the trunks of two trees where the kids can get into their tent and read.
Cyndee Edwards, program director of the Parks and Rec Department, said that the kids work hard to finish their homework each afternoon so they can get into the reading room. Northridge Church continues to add great opportunities for the kids and families of the amazing neighborhood of Harrisburg!
A big shout out and thank to First Baptist, First United Methodist and Northridge Christian Churches along with the Chard Wray Food Pantry for providing Blessing Bags for hungry kids each Friday. These kids receive a lunch size paper sack with single serving foods to eat over the weekend. Lots of the children in Baldwin County go hungry over the weekend and these Blessing Bags makes a big difference. We are grateful to Rotary, Kiwanis and AARP for helping out with donations each year!
Good afternoon.There is no easy way for me to say what I have to say. Our friend and colleague, Joey Mullins, went home to be with the Lord over the weekend.
Joey’s wife, Diane, expressed Joey’s love for Family Connection. She said we were a big part of his life, just as he was a big part of ours. She also expressed how much Joey and his entire family appreciated our support throughout his sickness.
Joey was such a beautiful person, and his determination and positive attitude throughout his fight with cancer has been nothing less than inspiring to all of us. He has contributed much to our work at GaFCP and to his counties. His legacy will be long and deep, as he touched so many lives in countless ways.
Here are the details for the visitation and memorial service:
Tuesday, September 22
4 – 7 p.m.
Almon Funeral Home
548 Newnan Street
Carrollton, GA 30117
Wednesday, September 23
1st Christian Church
218 Ward Street
Carrollton, GA 30117
Flowers are accepted, and memorials can be made to the Woodland Christian Camp.
I know we’re all grieving and praying for his family and friends. I thank all of you for the kind of caring and sincere people you are in good times, as well as in difficult times such as this one.
We have some great teachers in Baldwin County. Beth Joiner is one of the 7th grade gifted program teachers. She deserves this great honor! Read on for all the details: