Utah County Foster Grandparents Program

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Thu, 09/30/2021 - 15:26
Foster Grandparent Velva Merrell
Foster Grandparent Linette Peck
Foster Grandparent Jane McEwan
Foster Grandparent Invite
Foster Grandparent Program
Foster Grandparent Melissa Partridge
Balloon Decorations

The 56th Annual Foster Grandparents Recognition luncheon’s theme this year is “FIESTA–Foster, Important, Essential, Supportive, Terrific, and Amazing.” The Recognition Banquet was held Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Provo School District.

Utah County Health executive director, Eric Edwards, welcomed all the guests and Foster Grandparents. The Utah County Commissioners, Tom Sakievich and Bill Lee, as well as Mayor Bill Wright, came and gave their support to these many volunteers from all three school districts including Nebo, Alpine, and Provo.

When Nebo’s 13 loving grandparent volunteers share their love, time, and experience; they have the power to influence and help children in need. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends. Nebo School District is certainly better for the many hours spent in the Foster Grandparent Program.

Nebo Grandparents in Program
Donna Baller
Delbi Blanco
Shirley Campbell
Cleo Cox
Carolyn Groshans
Earline Holley
Jane McEwan
Velva Merrell
Pat Neff
Antonieta Oporto
Melissa Partridge
Linette Peck
Lourdes Sjoberg

Special Recognition
Linette Peck, 19 years
Velva Merrell, 22 years

Twenty-Year Recognition
Earline Holley

Five-Year Recognition
Donna Baller
Carolyn Groshans

Three-Year Recognition
Jane McEwan

Foster Grandparents who are or will reach the age of 80 or older this year
Delbi Blanco
Cleo Cox
Earline Holley
Carolyn Groshans
Jane McEwan
Velva Merrell
Antonieta Oporto
Linette Peck

Thank you to the many sponsors including AmeriCorps Seniors, Utah County Commissioners, and the Utah County Senior Services.

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By Lana Hiskey