“It’s a chance to get parents out of the school setting and provide them with a day of enjoyment and fun,” said Brian Akers, Family Resource and Youth Services Center coordinator for Betsy Layne. “It’s not as structured as the meetings held at the schools, but there’s still a lot of information. It’s a real enjoyable day for the parents.”
The day featured an address by Supt. Henry Webb, followed by a question-and-answer session, a presentation titled “Accidental Dealer” by Sharon Collins, Youth Services coordinator for Allen Central High School, and Lola Ratliff, with Floyd County Schools, entertainment by Ron Cole, a presentation from Misty Ward, with Kentucky PIRC, titled “Parenting for Fitness and Nutrition, and a humorous presentation from Lola Ratliff that focused on parenting styles.
A catered lunch was provided and door prizes were also awarded.
According to Akers, the next big event sponsored by the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers will be a fun fair for new and expectant parents.
“It’s going to be like a county-wide baby shower,” Akers said.
More information about the events can be found by visiting or calling any of the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers in Floyd County.