Mayor signs Healthy Family Month proclamation

By Press Reports

February is Healthy Family Month. This is a time set aside to celebrate the importance of cultivating and maintaining the bond between members of the familial unit. The family is the foundation on which communities are built.

Building Strong Families in conjunction with Families First of Oktibbeha, Choctaw and Winston Counties are commemorating this important event with several activities.

In Choctaw County, Ackerman Mayor Dick Cain signed a proclamation, on January 29, declaring the importance of maintaining healthy, stable marriages and how these strong unions benefit the entire community. In addition, Louisville Mayor Will Hill and Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will sign proclamations in their respective communities. All communities in Mississippi are encouraged to embrace the importance of promoting healthy families by celebrating Healthy Family Month annually.

As part of their Marriage Enrichment program, the Building Strong Families Project will honor married couples of all ages with a semi- formal event to be held February 17th on the campus of Mississippi State University. The invitation-only event will feature speakers, music and dinner.

The Building Strong Families Project provides education and training designed to strengthen marriages particularly for residents of Oktibbeha, Winston and Choctaw Counties. The organization also promotes public awareness of the importance of healthy marriages and relationships and the affect marriages have on children, family and the entire community.

Families First Resource Center provides a variety of programs and services for families living in Oktibbeha, Winston and Choctaw Counties.

For more information about these and other programs offered by the Building Strong Families Project and Families First Resource Centers contact Project Manager, Dr. George Miller 662-615-0033 or Coordinator, Elmarie Carr Brooks 662-329-4607.