'Mother and Son Extravaganza' set Saturday

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Posted 2/11/19

A "Mother and Son Extravaganza" hosted by Family Cornerstones will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, as a continuing observance of Valentine's Day, according to an announcement by Chrissy Pugh, …

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A "Mother and Son Extravaganza" hosted by Family Cornerstones will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, as a continuing observance of Valentine's Day, according to an announcement by Chrissy Pugh, representing the nonprofit organization.

 "This fun and action-packed event is to offer a counterpart to the many Daddy-Daughter dances that take place around Valentine’s Day," Pugh said. "This event provides mothers and their sons an opportunity to enjoy a fun evening out and strengthen their relationship."

All mothers and sons are welcome to attend, with the ages of sons ranging from toddler to teen, she said.

"There are normally about 100 participants in attendance," she said. "This year's event will be the third year for us to host this beautiful, and extremely successful, event."

The tribute to moms and sons will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Keith Street Ministries located at 4000 Keith St. in Cleveland. The facility can be found adjacent to Logan's.

Some of the activities will include a giant Jenga game, board games, musical chairs, photo booth, snacks, music, under 5 carnival area, and a chance to win a Nintendo Wii.

Admission is $5 per family.

"Family Cornerstones hosts this event for the community," Pugh said. "Proceeds benefit Family Cornerstones programs working to eliminate poverty for the next generation and strengthening the family unit."

For further information, contact Chrissy Pugh at 423-559-1112, cpugh@familycornerstones.org and check out the website at www.familycornerstones.org

 "At Family Cornerstones, our mission is to provide parents, youth and children with knowledge, skills and resource connections to help them thrive as strong families and contributing members of the community," Pugh said. "The family is the foundational building block for the next generation. Strengthening the family unit will help strengthen the community."

She added, "Our strategy involves four unique programs; plus, several community events through the year."

Family Cornerstones is supported through grants and local donors. All funding stays local, and 85 percent goes directly back into client service, Pugh noted.

"We work diligently to partner with local churches and businesses to keep our expenses down so that we can continue to fund our programs," she said. "We invite the residents of Cleveland and Bradley County to partner with us in our efforts to empower vulnerable families across the county through a sponsorship for one of our community events such as this one."


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