Hazel Betts speaks at Lions Club meeting

Published 8:25 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Center supervisor of Decatur/Grady Head Start Hazel Betts was the guest speaker for the October meeting of the Bainbridge Lions Club. Located in the City of Climax, the federally funded program is centrally positioned to serves both Decatur and Grady Counties. 

At the meeting, Betts shared the positive aspects that Head Start has on children, families and communities.

She said the school is a program which administers to the needs of the community by helping citizens attain and maintain self-sufficiency. “It helps provide a strong foundation for families, and it promotes school readiness for low-income families,” She explained.

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Head Start was established in the summer of 1965 and this year is a celebration of 50 years of promoting school readiness for the children. October is also Head Start Awareness month in which all area communities celebrate the accomplishments of Head Start, according to Betts.

Members of the Lions Club ask how they could help the center in Climax continue to be successful. The center supervisor invited the members to visit the school read to the children, and do learning activities with them. Lion Club President, Buddy Davis and his wife Sandy visited the center recently, and presented center supervisor Betts with several items the students can use in the classroom.