Friday, October 2, 2009

GAPP Banquet

The Methodist Children's Home Grandparents as Parents Program in Waco held a recognition banquet to honor local grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The banquet was held last Friday, September 25.

Rehan McNeil, coordinator of the Grandparents as Parents Program, was glad the Home was able to provide a night of relaxation and fun for hard-working grandparents.

"We wanted to let our grandparents know how we, as a community, appreciate the sacrifices they are making to care for their grandchildren," said McNeil.

Mayor Virgnia DuPuy was in attendance and honored grandparents during her speech, as did several administrators from Methodist Children's Home. Guest speaker, Antonio Brown, shared his personal experience of living with his grandmother and the impact she made on his life and future choices.

The evening of dining, music and speakers was capped off with awards for the grandparents.

Kaleigh (pictured above), and other MCH residents, volunteered their time to help with the grandchildren in attendance.

For all the grandchildren and grandparents in attendance it was definitely a night to remember!

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