5th an­nual Ju­nior Mayor ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line is Oct. 10

Calhoun Times - - GORDONLIFE - Staff Re­ports

Do you want to be a leader? Do you want to make a difference? The Fam­ily Re­source Cen­ter of Gor­don County (Pre­vent Child Abuse Gor­don County, Inc.) is spon­sor­ing the 5th An­nual Elec­tion for Ju­nior Mayor of Cal­houn- Gor­don County. The elec­tion is open to all 8th - 11th graders in Gor­don County. Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able at Owen Se­cu­rity, the Cal­hounGor­don County Li­brary, Fam­ily Re­source Cen­ter and lo­cal schools.

The ap­pli­ca­tion is to be turned in to April Chas­tain at Owen Se­cu­rity So­lu­tions, lo­cated at 209 South Wall Street in down­town Cal­houn, in per­son, or by email to achas­tain@ owense­cu­rity. com, by Tues­day, Oct. 10, 2017.

The can­di­date will gather votes by cam­paign­ing for $ 1 do­na­tions per vote. The elec­tion is open now and will run through Tues­day, Nov. 7. The win­ner will be the can­di­date that col­lects the most votes ( dol­lars) for the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The new Ju­nior Mayor will be rec­og­nized at an In­au­gu­ra­tion Cer­e­mony. In ad­di­tion to win­ning the elec­tion, the Ju­nior Mayor will be pre­sented with $250 and have an op­por­tu­nity to learn and par­tic­i­pate in lo­cal po­lit­i­cal of­fices and their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties from Cal­houn Mayor Jimmy Palmer and Gor­don County Com­mis­sion Chair Becky Hood.

Also, the Ju­nior Mayor will rep­re­sent the Fam­ily Re­source Cen­ter at var­i­ous com­mu­nity agency events through­out the year.

All funds raised with this elec­tion will go di­rectly to sus­tain pro­grams at the Fam­ily Re­source Cen­ter of Gor­don County.

The pur­pose of the Fam­ily Re­source Cen­ter is to cre­ate aware­ness within the com­mu­nity by dis­pers­ing in­for­ma­tion and ma­te­ri­als about child de­vel­op­ment, child abuse and ne­glect, par­ent ed­u­ca­tions and other rel­e­vant top­ics, and to be the driv­ing force be­hind the pre­ven­tion ef­fort in our county. The Fam­ily Re­source Cen­ter also pro­vides pro­grams that teach par­ents and care­givers more ef­fec­tive skills and sup­ports fam­i­lies with pro­grams that in­clude every­one from in­fant to adult, and both mar­ried and sin­gle par­ents.

CON­TRIBUTED PHOTO

Cur­rent Cal­houn-Gor­don County Ju­nior Mayor Camp­bell Govi­gnon.

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