The Sonshine Community Center needs your help.
If you are looking for something special to do during the holiday, you are invited to attend the Sonshine Community Center's Opening Day from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m at 202 N. Washington St. The non-profit organization caters to the needs of the community.
The Center's mission is to prevent child abuse in Clay County. All of the programs and classes are specifically designed to aid in relieving daily stress that enables abuse to take place.
The center will offer a broad range of classes and clubs such as tutoring grades 1-6, craft, art, painting, mad scientists, paper mache, scrap booking, and much more, all free to the community.
Some of the help programs include child and teen mentoring, young parents mentoring, baby bucks which is an informational program where people will watch videos or read literature on child rearing to earn coupons for the Baby Bucks store where they can purchase a wide assortment of baby items and furniture. Budgeting classes will also be offered to help relieve the stress of financial problems.
Sign-up for all classes will be available Saturday, opening day.
The opening will kick-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m. Following the ceremony will be a broad assortment of activities including games with prizes for kids, dance recitals put on by local studios, horseshoes, barbecue, MIX FM live broadcast, DNA samples of children for any parent interested and will be maintained on file with the local police, police and fire department will go head to head in a basketball shoot out, door prizes, fun night for kids in the evening and family karaoke put on by "Puttin' on the Hitz".
Grab some friends and come ready to have a great day. The cost for entry is $3. Children under 5 get in free.
Donations of time, toys, clothing, baby items, books, and money are always welcome. Drop items off at the center, or behind the center after hours.