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Children’s Policy Council members help fill goody bags for Coosa County’s three senior centers during the December meeting. Photo by Christa Jennings
Children’s Policy Council members spend their December meeting helping fill goody bags for Coosa County’s three senior centers and signing Christmas cards to go with the bags. Photo by Christa Jennings
West Coosa Senior Center Director Laurie Yoder with goody bags from Children’s Policy Council. Photo submitted
Coosa County Extension Coordinator Sharon Haynes, right, delivers goody bags from the Children’s Policy Council to Rockford Senior Center Director Brenda Oden. Photo submitted
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
Members with the Coosa County Children’s Policy Council volunteered their time during the council’s December meeting Tuesday afternoon to honor local senior citizens.
Representatives with various agencies and other individuals came together to give back to the community that supports the Children’s Policy Council.
The council once again wanted to recognize senior citizens, which it mentioned as being “our families’ greatest asset,” by making Christmas goody bags for all of the seniors that participate in the county’s three senior citizen centers.
Superintendent of Education David Stover attended and participated in the effort. Sheriff Michael Howell was unable to stay because of another engagement, but dropped off goodies for the bags.
Members filled bags with assorted items, including candy, snacks, hygiene products, microfiber cloths, water bottles, ornaments, and more. Each bag also included a Christmas card from the Children’s Policy Council.
In total, the group assembled 100 goody bags for local senior citizens. This included 38 for Goodwater’s center, 32 for West Coosa and 30 for Rockford’s center.
Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, all 100 goody bags were delivered to the three senior citizen centers for seniors to enjoy receiving and opening. The council thanks area senior citizens for their contributions to society and being such an asset to their families and communities.
The next regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Children’s Policy Council will be held at 12 p.m. January 11.