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Grandparents Raising Children ends 2019 with holiday treat

12/23/2019, 9:10 p.m.
JTHS Bridge Builder and grandparent Mary White founded the Grandparents Raising Children group to provide support and fellowship to grandparents ...

JTHS Bridge Builder and grandparent Mary White founded the Grandparents Raising Children group to provide support and fellowship to grandparents and caregivers raising relatives. On December 19, 2019 the group and their children gathered for a holiday celebration at the JTHS Administrative Center filled with gifts, delicious food, and spa services.

While the grandparents received hand treatments, pampering, and beauty products provided by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sisters and Mary Kay’s Kijuana McKinnie, the children participated in crafts and activities facilitated by Joliet Public Library Youth Services Manager Laura Yanchick. Childcare assistance was provided by Bridge Builder Corina Chavez and the JTHS Student Ambassadors.

Gifts were provided to the grandparents and their children by Founder and CEO of BAG Lady Outreach, Archana Liggins. A delicious meal was enjoyed courtesy of the Dock and Jameson’s Pub. Dessert included an ice cream float and candy station provided by Zonta Club of the Joliet Area President Helen Hester Ross and husband JD Ross.