Media Release

Foster Grandparents Rock-a-thon

Thursday, May 5, 2011 10:15 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The public is invited to join the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program Advisory Council for the fifteenth annual Rock-A-Thon.  This event takes place on the front porch of the Cracker Barrel Restaurant (4001 SW 43rd Street, just West of I-75 on Archer Road) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, May 6, 2011. This event is sponsored by the Village.

This is a fundraising event.  Donations are made on behalf of the rockers with all proceeds going to the Foster Grandparent Program to support training and recognition events.

Foster Grandparent volunteers work one-on-one with children who have special needs in elementary schools, child care centers, and after-school programs.

For more information, contact the Foster Grandparent Program at 352-264-6757.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).