Thursday, July 14, 2005

Education

ICS staff attends annual conference

Christine Mays, CFCS and Fergenia Hood, parent involvement director, attended the 96th American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ (AAFCS) annual conference, “Sizing up America: Obesity Causes, Effects, and Solutions,” in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 23-25.

Approximately 1,l00 professionals and students in family and consumer sciences and allied fields met at the Minneapolis Convention Center to share knowledge on obesity-related topics, learn how others are addressing the obesity crisis in America, and propose solutions to this growing problem. The meeting featured an array of general sessions, panels, lectures, educational sessions, and workshops dedicated to learning more about the obesity crisis in America, as well as special events honoring award, grant, and fellowship winners.

AAFCS is the only not-for-profit 501c3 organization that unites family and consumer sciences professionals in the cause of serving others. AAFCS’ 9,000 members are elementary, secondary, and post secondary educators, researchers, and administrators; cooperative extension educators; and other professionals in business and industry, not-for-profit organizations, and government. These professionals develop, integrate, and provide practical knowledge about life skills - financial literacy; child care and parenting; conflict resolution; consumer education; housing and environment; apparel and textiles; and dietetics and nutrition. By combining research-based knowledge, practical approaches, and reflective analysis, our members work with others to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

For more information, visit http://www.aafcs.org or email mailto:gmason@aafcs.org.


Uniforms needed for club fundraiser

By MARY HICKS

On Saturday, July 30 in the parking lot of Dreamland, Inc. the Lessye Lee Davis and Eddie Lee Smith 4-H Clubs will sponsor a Uniform Give-Away Day starting at 8:30 a.m. As this is a fundraiser, there will be other activities taking place along with the distribution of uniforms. It is mandatory that parents come with their children to sort through the uniforms. No uniform will be issued to small children without the presence of their parent. We are attempting to have the uniforms sorted by size.

To the community and citizens of Holly Springs and the surrounding area, this is where you come in; we need your help. Take the time to go through your closets and remove those old uniforms that are no longer in use. Did your child graduate from high school? Did you put those uniforms in the storage house or are they packed up for your next yard sale? Kindly donate those khaki pants, skirts, jumpers, polo shirts, blue and white to the 4-H Club, to be distributed to some needy child. We have to learn how to help each other and when you do that you are helping your neighbor, which allows God to help you. Get involved.

We have four drop-off sites: WKRA, Carlisle’s Big Star, Ebony and Ivory Salon and Perfect Touch Beauty Salon.

I know that you will do the right thing. Thank you for your continued support of the Eddie Lee Smith and the Lessye Lee Davis 4-H Club.


Henry School PTA asking for volunteers

The Henry School PTA is asking for help to do some painting at the school on July 22 and 23.
For more information or to sign up to help please call Kim Kelly (662) 838-6849 or (901) 268-1175; Phyllis Waldrip (662) 564-2348 or (901) 606-3230; Lena Shipp (901) 634-3263.


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