Community Day 2014 at Galloway Park Saturday in Brundidge

Published 10:22 pm Friday, July 18, 2014

Bethesda Restoration Outreach Ministries will host Community Day 2014 today at Galloway Park in Brundidge. Everyone is invited to participate in the activities and events of Community Day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The day’s activities will include singing, games, panels, health information booths and fun throughout the day.

“This is our fifth year and we’re just as excited as we were the first year,” said Patricia Valentine, event coordinator. “It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. We take this saying and put it in our hearts knowing truly the value of community.

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“Community Day is a day of awareness to remind us of the mission and responsibility we have to one another.”

Valentine said many people have donated items along with their time and talents to make sure each Community Day would be spectacular.

“The mission is to first provide our community with information pertaining to health and wellness,” Valentine said. “We’ll have information on diabetes, hypertension, obesity, nutrition and mental health.”

Valentine said there will be a panel of health professionals who will be available to answer questions about health care and the Affordable Care Act. Community Day will also be the site of a blood drive.

“We also hope to introduce the benefits of using local businesses for our needs. Monies exchanged back into our community will allow the community to grow and sustain itself,” Valentine said. “We’ll have people from insurance companies who can sign up people who are uninsured.”

A teacher panel will be available to talk with parents who have questions or concerns.

“There will be an opportunity for parents to sign up for a math class that is being offered to teach them math skills so that they can better help their children,” Valentine said.

A highlight of Community Day will be the presentation of certificates to those who have invested their time and lives in serving others.

Lunch plates will be for sale with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.