LMO holds an­nual ban­quet at Se­cond Bap­tist

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Life Mat­ters Out­reach held their third an­nual ban­quet on the even­ing of Oc­to­ber 9, hosted by Se­cond Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town.

Nearly 200 were in at­ten­dance and the meal was pro­vided by Vickie’s Coun­try Cook­ing.

The ban­quet high­lighted the work they have ac­com­plished over the last year, as well as, shared their vi­sion for the fu­ture.

The even­ing fea­tured per­sonal sto­ries from clients whose lives have been touched through the ser­vices of­fered at LMO.

For 17 years LMO has sup­ported fam­i­lies in Polk and Har­al­son Coun­ties through the ser­vices they of­fer. While con­fi­den­tial preg­nancy test­ing is their more well-known ser­vice, it is just one of many ser­vices they pro­vide.

LMO of­fers free “earn as you learn” par­ent­ing classes cov­er­ing a range of both preg­nancy and par­ent­ing top­ics. As par­ents at­tend classes they earn points that can be cashed in at LMO’s baby bou­tique.

One client had this to say: “Com­ing to LMO ev­ery week I’ve been able to learn more about potty train­ing, breast-feed­ing, and be­ing a bet­ter par­ent and per­son. I’ve got­ten things for my kids from cloth­ing and di­a­pers to potty chairs and di­a­per bags. I am so thank­ful for find­ing LMO and the won­der­ful peo­ple who vol­un­teer here.”

An­other client said it this way, “I not only re­ceived help with nec­es­sary baby items that I needed, but I also gained knowl­edge about be­ing a bet­ter par­ent. … I am so thank­ful to have a place to go where I can earn points to get the items I need and also learn things to help me par­ent my pre­cious boys.”

LMO also knows the vi­tal role that a fa­ther plays in the lives of his chil­dren, so they of­fers a fa­ther­hood pro­gram to help em­power men and give them the in­for­ma­tion and re­sources to be bet­ter fa­thers and to take a more ac­tive role in the lives of their chil­dren.

One LMO client summed it up this way: “We are so grate­ful in so many ways for ev­ery­thing Life Mat­ters Out­reach has done for our fam­ily. In fact, Life Mat­ters Out­reach is our se­cond fam­ily.”

The even­ing spoke of LMO’s vi­sion for the fu­ture.

The cen­ter is cur­rently in the process of con­vert­ing over to a lim­ited med­i­cal clinic and they hope to soon start of­fer­ing lim­ited pre­na­tal ul­tra­sounds. Through a grant from Ge­or­gia Bap­tist Health­care Min­istry Foun­da­tion they have re­ceived a new ul­tra­sound ma­chine and are cur­rently seek­ing the nec­es­sary med­i­cal per­son­nel to en­able them to of­fer that valu­able ser­vice to young women in this com­mu­nity.

Through the gen­er­ous do­na­tions from the night’s fes­tiv­i­ties and lo­cal busi­ness spon­sors; ad­di­tional funds were raise that will help to fur­ther the work of Life Mat­ters Out­reach. Cen­ter Di­rec­tor Heather Black­mon ex­presses a heart-felt ap­pre­ci­a­tion to those who had any part in mak­ing the even­ing a tremen­dous suc­cess.

LMO is a non­profit preg­nancy cen­ter lo­cated at 134 E. Fair­mount Ave., Cedar­town, GA 30125.

Those with ques­tions about ser­vices of­fered or ways to help they can be con­tacted by phone (770-749-8911) or email [email protected]

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Life Mat­ters Out­reach held their third an­nual ban­quet on Oct. 9 at Se­cond Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town.

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Life Mat­ters Out­reach held their third an­nual ban­quet on Oct. 9 at Se­cond Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town.

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