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 Project, in conjunction with Families First of Oktibbeha, Choctaw and Winston Counties, is commemorating this important event with several activities during the month of February.
In Oktibbeha County, Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman signed a proclamation declaring the importance of maintaining healthy, stable marriages and how these strong unions benefit the entire community. In addition, Louisville Mayor Will Hill and Ackerman Mayor Dick Cain also signed proclamations in their respective communities. All communities in Mississippi and across the nation are encouraged to embrace the importance of promoting healthy families by celebrating Healthy Family Month annually.
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 positive impact marriages have on children, family and the entire community.
For more information about these and other programs offered by the Building Strong Families Project and Families First Resource Centers contact BSF Project Manager, Dr. George Miller 662-615-0033 or Families First Coordinator, Elmarie Carr Brooks 662-329-4607.
Sponsored by Family Centered Programs – U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – Building Strong Families –