Children's Day at COSI
Franklin County Children Services children and families enjoyed a free evening of fun during FCCS's annual Children's Day at COSI event on September 26. In addition to enjoying the hands-on, educational exhibits at COSI, families were treated to live entertainment from Arnett Howard, Mackee the Magician, Bob Piascik and the Shazzbots Duo. Children danced and laughed with local mascots, including FCCS's own Ted D. Bear, Brutus Buckeye, Kroger's Pepe the Penguin, Easton Man and others. The highlight of the evening was the drawing for great prizes every half hour. Children won remote-controlled vehicles, MP3 players, dolls & action figures, sports equipment, jewelry kits, arts and crafts kits, as well as bicycles donated by The Bike Lady Inc and gift cards for movies, bowling, skating and more.
FCCS is able to hold Children's Day at COSI for agency children and families, who may not typically have the opportunity to visit COSI, because of a partnership between COSI and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and a donation from Kroger. The event was also open to the public for a discounted admission rate.
Boys Self-Esteem Workshop
FCCS and its Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a workshop for young men involved with the agency. This workshop is designed to promote confidence and self-esteem and will include presentations and discussions on topics such as leadership, healthy relationships and professional attire.
UNCF Walk for Education
FCCS will sponsor a team participating in this event which raises funds for college scholarships including the FCCS Alvin R. Hadley Scholarship. The Hadley scholarship is presented to a FCCS youth each year. For more information visit www.uncf.org/ColumbusWalk or call (614) 221-5309.
Agency Youth Art Contest and Silent Auction
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily (Closed Sunday)
Franklin County Children Services (855 West Mound Street)
The Power of One is presented by the FCCS Adoption and Therapeutic Arts Programs. This event features works created by youth who are involved with the agency. All art is available for public bidding. Come meet some of the artists at a reception on October 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bidding closes at noon on October 17.