Editor, St. Francis of Assisi said, “For it is in giving that we receive.” On behalf of 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 more than 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.
We are exceptionally thankful to The Good ‘Ol Boys who raised funds through the annual Santa Scramble Golf Tournament. 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; Awakening Yoga Studio; Bryan Bank and Trust; Bryan County Board of Education; Bryan County DFCS; Bryan County Elementary School; Bryan County Middle School; Bryan County News; Bryan County Sheriff’s Department; Bryan County YMCA; city of Richmond Hill; Corinth Baptist Church; Ellabell United Methodist Church; Ella’s; First Baptist Church of Pembroke; First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill; Galbreath and Sons; Girl Scout Troop 30370; Girl Scout Troop 30475; Keller Williams; Life Changer’s Christian Center; Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church; Oracal; Pembroke Police Department; Pembroke Telephone Company; Reaching Milestones with BCS; REMAX Accent; Richmond Hill High School; Richmond Hill Elementary School; Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool; Richmond Hill Vineyard Church; Richmond Hill United Methodist Church; Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church; Richmond Hill Primary School; Richmond Hill Reflections; St. Anne’s Catholic Church; UWCE-Bryan County Office; Cheri Alderman and Family; Pat Auth; Cody Bacon; Jeffrey Beckworth; Dick Brockoff; Christine Bulloch; Christy Burton; Marla Busbee; Jeffrey Byer and Gene Conley; Corey Cook; Katie Coleman; Jennifer Collins; Ben Covington; Josh Covington; Noah Covington; Kristi Cox and Family; Katherine Ferreira; Austin Fortner; Mindy Galbreath; Shari Giddens; Mike Giuseffi; Paige Glazer; Rebecca Graham; Jennifer Hartley; Julie Hernandez; Tonya Henderson; Alison Holcombe and Students; Carter Infinger; Brittany Ivester; Tara Jennings and Family; Kelly Johnson; Kandi Jung and Family; Cheri Keller and Family; Patrick Lane; Betty Lee; Dana Lewis; Terri Liles; Cheryl Medina; Angie Miller; Carolyn Morgan; Tina Murguia and Family; Belinda Montebano; Shaun and Angel Page; Candi Pietrzykowski; Cindy Purcell; Maggie Purcell; Sy Raulerson; Tonya Raulerson; Donna Riner; Iris Sims; Audrey Singleton; Donna Starling; Sean Sullivan; the Youmans Family; Heather Walker; Cindy Wakefield; and Kathy Whitehurst.
One of Bryan County’s greatest assets is its citizens. Never was this more apparent than during the 2012 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!
— Wendy Sims, director
Bryan County Family Connection