ROUND UP AT MURPHY FOR THE BGC!!
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The Wiregrass United Way Prize Patrol was out delivering checks....We are very thankful to receive money for the hardwiring of all computers in our building. This is going to help out tremendously!! Thank you Wiregrass Foundation and to the Wiregrass United Way employees, volunteers, board members and donors!! Because of all of your hard work, agencies like us are receiving funds for much needed items!!
The Boys & Girls Club partnered with the Mary Hill Family Service Center for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Members painted pictures using the theme; "Thriving Children and Families: Prevention With Purpose”.
Thank you Ann Rudd, Jeffrey Babine and Katrina Larsen for judging the member's paintings. It was tough, but they were able to choose their top three.
Several Rotarians took paintings to hang in their offices. Also, thank you to our Mayor Mark Blankenship, there are several paintings also displayed at City Hall!
Our 2021 Youth of the Year, Paul Swanson, is a former “shy guy” who has blossomed at the Boys & Girls Club. He’s a friend to all, a peacemaker and negotiator, and an all-around level-headed teenager!
Paul is an Ozark native and a lover of the great outdoors! He has one younger brother and a large extended family scattered across the Southeastern U.S. Paul spends many of his weekends with one or another of his grandparents pursuing outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, kayaking, swimming, riding dirt bikes, and playing paintball, or learning his way around woodworking power tools! He also enjoys flying remote-controlled aircraft and is a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and the Northwest Florida Modelers, Inc. and shared his passion for model flight with our Club Kids during the summer program.
Paul is an Advanced Placement student at Carroll High School and a member of the JROTC Rifle Team. After school he manages our Kidz Café concessions and is a STEM Mentor, facilitating exploration and learning in Science, Technology, and Math for his fellow Club-members. When he’s not busy with those pursuits, Paul is always happy to help out wherever he’s needed around the Club.
In the future, Paul hopes to train in small engine repair, either in a degree program or an accredited Trade School, and someday run his own business.
One BGC Member will be featured each Monday
One BGC Staff will be featured one Friday of each month
One BGC Program will be featured one Friday of each month
One BGC Board Member will be featured one Friday of each month
May 8th- Aware on the Square
May 14th- STEM Mentoring Field Trip
May 25th- Virtual Parent Orienation on Facebook 6:00 p.m.
May 28th- Last Day of School
May 31st-June 4th- CLUB CLOSED
June 7th- First Day of Summer Program