PNC Bank donates grant for adolescent parenting program
To benefit the Vance County Adolescent Parenting Program, PNC Bank presented a grant in the amount of $5,000 to Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start. The program for teen mothers was to be run through the Farm Bureau Room at Perry Memorial Library. Representatives from the bank made presentations on personal savings plans and working up a budget. In turn, presentations were made on early literacy (reading to children), early development and child health, as well as programs and services offered to the community by Smart Start, were given by staff members. (From left) On hand for the presentation were: Marla Smith, Assuring Better Child Development coordinator; Annie Perry, Adolescent Parenting Program coordinator; Robin Liggon and Karen Strother, PNC Bank representatives; Carolyn Paylor, executive director or Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start; Michelle Campbell, Reach Out and Read coordinator; and Wanda Hunt, Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start program manager. All those who participated in the event were given a WalMart gift card to be used for themselves and their children. Call (252) 433-9110 or visit fgvpartnership.com to find out more about the program, as well as other family services provided.