Happy Easter from all of us at the Jonestown Family Center! March has been a busy month here. On the 14th we held our annual fund-raiser “Wearing the Green and Singing the Blues” at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale. It was a great event, thanks to all those who came to support us and dance to Stan Street and his Hambone Band, Watermelon Slim, and other musicians who donated their services to us. On the 16th we held our 20th anniversary celebration on the first warm day of the year.
Thank you for all the ways you support the Family Center. Twenty years ago Tom Wacaster from the Phil Hardin Foundation and Bishop William R. Houck from the Jackson Diocese were with us for the dedication of the Learning Center building. Tom was responsible for the Phil Hardin Foundation purchasing the building. We honored them at the anniversary, along with Sister Kay Burton, SNJM, who is responsible for the Holy Names Sisters coming to Jonestown in 1984 and Sister Deanna Randall, BVM, who founded the Montessori program in 1998. Our friends from out of state, as well as local supporters, Board, and staff made it an unforgettable event.
We thank God and all of you for your twenty years of love and support.
Gratefully, in Christ,
Sr. Teresa Shields, Director