Dear editor: St. Francis of Assisi said: “For it is in giving that we receive.”
On behalf of the Bryan County Children’s Fund, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped to support the program this year.
We were able to provide Christmas gifts to almost 500 disadvantaged children in our county. This would not have been possible without the collaboration and assistance from local churches, businesses, schools, social service agencies and many others. The community-wide response was overwhelming!
We are exceptionally thankful to The Good ‘Ol Boys, who raised funds through the annual Santa Scramble golf tournament. We are also thankful to Willow Salon who sponsored the first annual Willow Charity Ball, with proceeds going to the organization.
Special thanks also go to those who volunteered their time to help collect, organize and distribute the gifts to 200 families across the county.
We would also like to thank the following:
ABATE of Georgia, District 11
Black Creek Fitness
Bryan Bank and Trust
Bryan County Board of Education
Bryan County Department of Family and Children Services
Bryan County Elementary School
Bryan County Headstart
Bryan County Middle School
Bryan County News
Bryan County Sheriff’s Department
Bryan County YMCA
Daniel Siding Baptist Church Youth Group
Ellabell United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church of Pembroke
First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill Youth Group
Fort McAllister Fishing Club
Keller’s Flea Market
Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist
Pembroke Christian Church
Pembroke Police Department
Pembroke Telephone Company
Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce
Richmond Hill High School
Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool Staff, Parents, and Students
Richmond Hill Police Department
Richmond Hill Vineyard Church
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church
Richmond Hill Primary School
St. Anne’s Catholic Church
United Way-Bryan County
The Busbee Family
The Cameron Family
The Conley Family
The Keller Family
The Lovell Family
The Page Family
The Singleton Family
The Walker Family
One of Bryan County’s greatest assets is its citizens. Never was this more apparent than during the 2010 holiday season. The great citizens of our county really gave so much to help make the lives of our children happier.
How blessed we are to live and work in Bryan County.
With Sincere Thanks,
Wendy Sims, Coordinator
Bryan County Family Connection