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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Healthy Families-IRC, a program of the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, held a Christmas party on Dec. 14 for participants of their program.
Healthy Families is a voluntary program that works with both pregnant women and families of newborns. Involvement in the program can last until the child is 5. The goal is to prevent child abuse through education and coordinated support to promote positive parent/child interaction and bonding.
The theme of the party was "The Polar Bear Express." Each child wore their favorite pajamas and enjoyed food and deserts. The children were entertained by storyteller Dena Scott who read the story of "The Polar Bear Express."
Decorations were donated by Lowe's. Face painter, Judy Sherako, produced beautiful creations on the children's faces and Santa Claus (board member Glen Tremml) arrived to meet with the children and pose for photos.
Gifts, donated by Toys for Tots, were distributed to the families and two bicycles donated by Teddy Floyd from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office were given away through drawings.
Sponsors of the event included: Vero Beach Woman's Club, Dr. Tremml, Dominos and Sam's Club.
Organizing the event were staff and volunteers including Keristan Hodge, Rosio Hurtado, Pam Miglino, Daisy Cano, Carmen Duhig, Toni McDaniel, Tomisha Lewis, Kayla Grant, Sue Carroll, Shirrecka Clemond, Dianna Ramos and Vickie Zamarippa.
For more information, call (772) 778-1323.