GS Parent Coalition Meets with State Reps

repsAs seen in the Greenville Daily News!

The Parent Coalition is a group of parents, grandparents, childhood service providers and business partners that meet once per month to share information on advocating for children and preparing them for success in school and life.  This month we were fortunate enough to have Senator Judy Emmons and House Representative Rick Outman join us.  We had a wonderful evening; parents were able to get to know each other and our guests over a nice dinner prepared by Sage’s of Greenville, followed by stories of personal experiences of birth to five parents.  By sharing our personal experiences in raising young children in Montcalm County, both positive and negative, we help our State Representatives understand which services we value in our community and where there is still need.

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February 18, 2012

judyemmonsMindy and Shannon serving up soup at the Great Start Montcalm Table!

2012 Walk for Warmth in Greenville was a huge success raising over $9,000 to keep our county warm! And our table won the soup cook-off, way to go Parent Coalition and Shannon for bringing the soup!

This is an annual event hosted by EightCAP, raising money to keep local residents warm this winter.

Tuesday, January 17

Welcome to the Great Start Montcalm Blog!
Hello Everyone,
We’re finally getting this blog going.Yeah!! If you are a parent and you want to share a story, please contact us via email or facebook and we’ll get you going on this blog!!
We hope you all will enjoy the stories shared by parents in Montcalm County!
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Evi (Parent Support Coordinator for Great Start in Montcalm County)
Brandy (Parent Liaison for Great Start in Montcalm County)
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