Sunday, April 10, 2016

Natalie Bacho of Abby's Angels speaks at ECHS

CIS of Coweta County's Jessie Foreman, at left, visits with Natalie Bacho during her March 29 visit to East Coweta High School, where the CIS program has been a grateful recipient of the Abby's Closet program that provides school supplies for students who need them.

We were so pleased to join the juniors and seniors at East Coweta High School on March 29 as they—and school teachers and administrators—welcomed Natalie Bacho to EC.
Natalie shared the story of her daughter, Abby, who passed away on Christmas Day of 2012, three days after the car carrying Abby and her family was struck by a distracted teen driver.
To honor Abby, her family started the Abby’s Angels Foundation. The foundation’s goal is to encourage and inspire students in need by providing school supplies through the Abby’s Closet program while spreading education and awareness about the importance of safe teen driving.
The Abby’s Closet program at East Coweta provides school supplies for students and some “fun, funky stuff too.”
There are now 25 Abby’s Closet programs serving students in Georgia, Alabama and West Virginia. This program has been a blessing to the CIS program at East Coweta, and we will always be thankful for the support of Abby's Closet and The Abby’s Angels Foundation. You can find more information about the Abby’s Angels Foundation by clicking here.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Silent Auction a highlight of our May 7 Hats and Hooves Derby Affair!

The excitement of the Kentucky Derby will be coming to Newnan on May 7 with our annual Hats and Hooves Derby Affair, and once again, we'll be having a Silent Auction with lots of great items! Here is some of the artwork that was auctioned off at last year's event.

There were also some terrific sporting goods and memorabilia in the Silent Auction.

And there was also a great variety of gift certificates for goods and services from a number of generous local donors. You can expect more great items in the Silent Auction at this year's Hats and Hooves Derby Affair, set for May 7, 2016, from 5-10 p.m. at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St., Newnan. Tickets are $75 each, and you may order them now by visiting our website. Those attending will get to watch the Kentucky Derby live on big screens while enjoying food and beverages, a live band, silent auction, door prizes and lots of Derby-themed fun! Dress is Derby attire or business casual. Click here to register online now, or for more information, contact Executive Director Gina Weathersby at 770-710-9540.