Letter to the Editor: Frost on the Pumpkins

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  It’s great to feel the mornings start to cool down a bit after the hot Arizona summer! Back in Ohio, we would look for the first “frost on the pumpkins”. Here in our desert it’s the “fruit on the prickly pear cactus”! 

  However you look for it, there is a feeling of fall in the air! Here at Family First it’s “Chuck Wagon Round Up time”! This is our annual fall fundraiser that helps us continue to provide our services free to our clients.

  We are in our 14th year serving the Copper Corridor, building and strengthening families; and providing educational classes from child development to life skills. Our story time program teaches our toddlers social skills needed to enter the world of “higher education”. “Ten for Teens is a mentoring group learning office skills, team building, and preparing them for their future. Our “Earn While You Learn” program enables parents to buy needed baby items from our store, while learning valuable parenting skills at the same time!

  In the past several years, we have seen severe cutbacks and elimination of many services here in our rural communities. During these years Family First has stepped up and increased services to our families to help meet growing needs.

  The Chuck Wagon Round Up fundraiser provides us with the necessary funds to continue serving the rural communities of Arizona, our community where we live. We count on local businesses, churches, and individuals like you to keep our doors open!

  This event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. at the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Catalina, 16131 N. Vernon Way. You can purchase tickets by calling 520-896-9545 or on line at www.familyfirstpcc.org. You can also support our programs by donating a filled basket for an auction item, or sponsor a table if you cannot attend.

  We thank God for all of you who have supported us these past 14 years. Thank you and see you at the Round Up!

  God Bless,

/s/ Frank and Clare Grochocki

Family First Pregnancy Care Center

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