Community Awareness Open House slated for tomorrow at the Church of the Good Shepherd

The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1650 Clay Avenue, Tyrone, will be hosting a Community Awareness Open House tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The open house participants will inform the residents of Tyrone about the many human services agencies/programs that are available to their families.
Sharon Kimberling, coordinator for this exciting event, believes that local residents may not be aware of the many organizations that are accessible to them and that accessing the needed services could improve their quality of life. It is her hope that the event will be a method of putting these agencies at the fingertips of many needing services.
Human service agencies and Church of the Good Shepherd programs will have representatives at the church distributing information about their services. Many participants will also provide an activity for children who are attending the open house. A festive spirit is expected as games, activities, and treats delight these children.
Some of the agencies expected to attend are: Tyrone Police with a fingerprinting activity; local CMA with blood pressure screenings; Girl Scouts with craft activities and sign up information; Boy Scouts with an activity and sign up information; Blair Senior Services with informational brochures about programs for seniors; Home Nursing Agency/WIC program with an activity, door prizes and information; Family Resource Center with a child activity and information; Baseball Hitting School with information about lessons and clinics and Church of the Good Shepherd highlights its youth activities.
Also, Former Meal Rescuers – prepared menu (two dinner choices); Blazing Arrow Hook and Ladder Co. – firetruck display; Family Services of Blair County with informational brochures and a display; Child Advocates of Blair County – child activity and information; American Red Cross/Family Services – disaster Information and military contacts; Blair Senior Services – Area Agency on Aging- program information; Pyramid Healthcare – brochures; Tyrone UM Counseling Clinic – brochures; Home Instead-program information; Big Brothers/ Big Sisters – brochures; Older Active Adults Exercise Program – a live demonstration; Teen Connection – information; ARC – program information; Prison Ministry to Blair County Prison; Kids Kingdom – program information; Child activities/Sunday School and Church of the Good Shepherd clown with balloons.
These agencies will be on display from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with children\\\’s activities throughout the morning. A home cooked lunch will be available to purchase as well as other delectable food items, including a bake sale, homemade soups, sauerkraut and hot dogs. There will also be free treats for the children who are participating in the activities.
During the afternoon, local musical talents: One Heart Praise Band and Andy Brisbin/Josh Shaffer Praise and Worship music will be playing for everyone’s enjoyment from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Organizers of the event wish to invite all Tyrone residents to stop by the Church of the Good Shepherd for part of the day. The church is located behind the football field on Clay Avenue. There will be ample parking.
For more information, call the church office at 684-2472.