Annual Multicounty Grandparent Family Picnic
11 am – 3 pm
Grandfamilies will once again come together to share in fellowship with good food and family games. Grandfamilies from Forrest, Jones, Smith and Covington Counties will meet at Richton’s park just two blocks from the center of town. Grandfamilies will eat together followed by group games for children directed by Stretch-n-Grow. While grandkids play, grandparents will be able to enjoy a little time to themselves playing bingo with several of the bingo prizes donated by local businesses. The picnic will be held rain or shine. Come one, come all!
A charter bus with 56 grandparents (ages 48 to 81 years) will travel for the fourth year to Franklinton LA to enjoy the Franklinton Fair. In addition to the great food, grandparents can enjoy the crafts, quilts and lots of 4-H exhibits. Entrance to the Fair is free and added to this are a variety of free music venues. With places to sit and enjoy the sites, its an ideal outing for our grandparents. Cost of trip:FREE
October 27, 2013
Registration at 1:00pm Walk at 2:00pm
Leaf Trace near USM Campus Hattiesburg, MS
This Sunday, grandparents and grandchildren will have a chance to give back when they participate in the Diabetes Walk. Grandfamilies from all four counties raise money and walk (as far as they can) in the event. This will be our fifth year to participate. Everyone is enthusiastic about the event since many of the grandparents and several grandchildren have diabetes. Last year, all the grandkids and ten grandparents (out of 16 sixteen attending) completed the walk. We are hoping for great weather but unless there’s lightning we will be there!